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  1. State Parks offers two free days in January

    Posted on December 18, 2018

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits: Jan. 1 and Jan. 21. Read on...
  2. Take a guided snowshoe hike this winter at Lake Wenatchee State Park

    Posted on December 17, 2018

    The staff at Lake Wenatchee State Park invites the public to participate in family-friendly guided snowshoe hikes on special days in January and February. Read on...
  1. Start off the new year with a First Day Hike at a Washington state park

    Posted on December 12, 2018

    Washington State Parks is offering nearly 40 different hikes, fat bike rides, snowshoe treks and even a paddle on Puget Sound for the annual First Day Hikes taking place Jan. 1. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces special winter hours for Ginkgo Petrified Forest interpretive center

    Posted on December 10, 2018

    Visitors can now experience the natural wonders of Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park in winter. The park's interpretive center, near Vantage, will be open on specific weekends through Feb. 17. Read on...
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  1. 2019 Washington State Parks Calendar Cover Image

    2019 State Parks wall calendar on sale

    The 2019 State Parks wall calendar is now on sale and features brilliant color photos representing some of the park system’s premier and unique features. Calendars sell for $20.99 plus tax. Order by Dec. 17 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Read on...
  2. Embrace Your Nature

    2018 State Parks Guide

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has published its inaugural Washington State Parks Guide. Read More