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  1. 17-013 State Parks begins long-term planning for three state parks in Southeast Washington

    State Parks invites the public to help plan for future recreation needs at Palouse Falls, Lyons ferry and Lewis & Clark Trail state parks. The first meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 11 in Dayton. Read on...
  2. 17-012 National ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign reminds boaters to get educated

    During the national 'Spring Aboard' campaign, March 19-25, the Washington State Parks Boating Program urges boaters to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming season by taking—and passing—a boater education course. Read on...
  3. 17-011 CANCELLED: Volunteer environmental docents needed for Lake Sammamish State Park

    CANCELLED: State Parks, in partnership with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, is offering training to people interested in becoming volunteer docents at the park. The five-hour training is April 8. 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

    What's State Parks up to?
    People, places - and progress.

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

    Park stories: Read about Parks people and projects