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By John Kruse
For The Sentinel 

The Washington Outdoors Report:

Little-known federal lands are options


John Kruse

AT PLAY:These mule deer yearlings were not social distancing on Bureau of Reclamation land in Grant County.

Washington has enacted the strongest measures in the nation when it comes to limiting outdoor recreation. Following Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" decree, agencies have closed access to all state public lands and boat launches and have even closed recreational fishing. Several federal agencies, notably the U.S. Forest Service, have closed campgrounds, day-use sites, and even trailheads at the request of the governor as well.

It's understandable if you have a serious need to get out of the house and enjoy a dose of nature as a way of coping with the stress of this coronavirus pandemic. This week I've got a few suggestions about some places you can go to breath some fresh air w...

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