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  1. 18-040 Enjoy folk, traditional music concerts at Deception Pass State Park in July

    The American Roots Music Series returns to Deception Pass State Park every Saturday in July. Now in its 13th year, this summer's outdoor concerts will feature musical performances with influences from the Balkans, Ireland, brass bands and marching music. Read on...
  2. 18-039 Final stop on Chautauqua-State Parks summer tour comes to Whatcom County

    The New Old Time Chautauqua-Washington State Parks Tour wraps up its summer road show beginning June 28, bringing mirth and merriment to state parks and nearby communities in Whatcom County. Read on...
  3. 18-038 Learning and fun are on tap this summer at state parks in east King, Snohomish counties

    Washington State Parks invites the public to participate in an exciting, educational lineup of free summer programs in state parks in eastern King and Snohomish counties—Bridle Trails, Lake Sammamish, Olallie, Saint Edward and Wallace Falls state parks. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Award

    Washington State Parks is proud to have been one of four finalists for the Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). 

    Alas, the Gold Medal award went to Arizona State Parks at the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference on Sept. 26 in New Orleans. 

    We wish to express our hearty congratulations to our friends at Arizona State Parks! Well done!

    This video, created by Parks staff, was our entry as finalist.

What's New

  1. 2018 State Parks Guide on sale now!

    State Parks Guide

    Washington State Parks has published its first guide book. The guide features all of Washington’s state parks, along with articles about activities, interpretive centers, vacation homes, volunteer opportunities and more. This 364-page book is loaded with hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos. It is 6.75 inches wide by 10 inches tall. The guide is available for sale in person and online. 

    More info.