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  1. 17-035 Celebrate the 119th anniversary of North Head Lighthouse

    State Parks and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to help celebrate the 119th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse June 3, at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. Read on...
  2. 17-034 Volunteers needed to help clear trails for Monte Trails Appreciation Day

    State Parks, Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia and the City of Montesano invite the public to volunteer for the ninth annual Monte Trails Appreciation Day on June 3 at Lake Sylvia State Park near Montesano. Read on...
  3. 17-033 Canoe Families host 12th annual celebration at Deception Pass State Park

    State Parks' Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the 12th Annual Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration June 3, at Deception Pass State Park. Read on...
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  1. Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks
    Since 2004, the Folk & Traditional Arts Program of Washington State Parks has added to memorable state park experiences with performances by musicians, dancers, craftspeople and storytellers who represent a wide variety of old and new Washington traditions. From tribal canoe family journeys to Cinco de Mayo festivities, from fisher poetry to Ecuadorian song, from Hawaiian hula to old-time square dances, the program brings people together — some to celebrate a common heritage and some to explore the traditions of others.
    More info and the 2017 schedule of events.

What's New

  1. She's ready
    for her close up!

    May, the border collie, preps for her TV debut. May and Mink from Wingin' It Goose Control, along with ranger Rich Benson, were featured in this TV story about a pilot program to manage the goose poop problem at Lake Sammamish State Park..

    May and videographer

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    Accomplishments: Learn about recently completed construction, improvements and efforts to make state parks better.

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