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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

Alta Lake State Park

  1. Movie night

    August 18, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Alta Lake State Park

    Please join us for an evening of learning, as we share some history on the small town of Pateros, Washington. Event is weather dependent.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Who eats with their feet?

    August 17, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Come to the beach store and see "who eats with their feet" microscopes, salt water tanks and a docent will be there to show you.

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  2. Toy boat building

    August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    build at toy boat at the boat house, led by the Center for Wooden Boats

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  3. Guided Hike

    August 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Take a hike with a guide to lead you.

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  4. Crafts for all ages

    August 18, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet in front of the beach office for crafts, projects will vary from day to day.

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  5. Big bubbles at the beach

    August 19, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Join us in front of the store to blow bubbles that can get 20 feet long. Fun for all ages. Learn how to be able to do this at home.

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  6. Ranger talk

    August 19, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Ranger will set up in front of the store with cool nature or history items to see and feel. The Ranger will share information about the items and try to answer all questions (see if you can stump the Ranger).

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  7. Who eats with their feet?

    August 20, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Come to the beach store and see "who eats with their feet" microscopes, salt water tanks and a docent will be there to show you.

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  8. Crafts for all ages

    August 21, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the beach office for craft projects. Crafts will vary.

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  9. Jr. Rangers

    August 21, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Jr. Ranger program and activities.

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  10. Crafts for all ages

    August 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Crafts vary from day to day

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  11. Nature or History walk

    August 22, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Take a walk with a guide and explore history and nature.

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  12. Crafts for all ages

    August 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Crafts vary from day to day

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  13. Eagles in the Forest walk

    August 23, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Take a walk through the forest, learn about our resident eagles and possibly see one.

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  14. Discover wagon

    August 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Meet near the Cama Store. The Discovery Wagon features a range of native animal skulls and pelts. Children of all ages use their observation skills, experience, and curiosity to discover what secrets an animal’s skull can reveal about the animal’s behavior.

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  15. Who eats with their feet?

    August 24, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Come to the beach store and see "who eats with their feet" microscopes, salt water tanks and a docent will be there to show you.

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  16. Toy boat building

    August 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    build at toy boat at the boat house, led by the Center for Wooden Boats

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  17. Guided Hike

    August 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Take a hike with a guide to lead you.

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  18. Crafts for all ages

    August 25, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet in front of the beach office for crafts, projects will vary from day to day.

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  19. Big bubbles at the beach

    August 26, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Join us in front of the store to blow bubbles that can get 20 feet long. Fun for all ages. Learn how to be able to do this at home.

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  20. Ranger talk

    August 26, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Ranger will set up in front of the store with cool nature or history items to see and feel. The Ranger will share information about the items and try to answer all questions (see if you can stump the Ranger).

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  21. Who eats with their feet?

    August 27, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Come to the beach store and see "who eats with their feet" microscopes, salt water tanks and a docent will be there to show you.

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  22. Crafts for all ages

    August 28, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the beach office for craft projects. Crafts will vary.

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  23. Jr. Rangers

    August 28, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Jr. Ranger program and activities.

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  24. Crafts for all ages

    August 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Crafts vary from day to day

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  25. Nature or History walk

    August 29, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Take a walk with a guide and explore history and nature.

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  26. Crafts for all ages

    August 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Crafts vary from day to day

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  27. Eagles in the Forest walk

    August 30, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Take a walk through the forest, learn about our resident eagles and possibly see one.

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  28. Discover wagon

    August 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Meet near the Cama Store. The Discovery Wagon features a range of native animal skulls and pelts. Children of all ages use their observation skills, experience, and curiosity to discover what secrets an animal’s skull can reveal about the animal’s behavior.

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  29. Who eats with their feet?

    August 31, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Come to the beach store and see "who eats with their feet" microscopes, salt water tanks and a docent will be there to show you.

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Cape Disappointment State Park

  1. Long Beach international kite festival

    August 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 26, 2018, 11:00 PM @ Long Beach, Washington

    Enjoy seven days of kite-flying, beach-playing, festival-vending fun! World-renowned kite flyers converge on the Long Beach Peninsula annually during the Washington State International Kite Festival, a vivid celebration of summer that paints the sky.

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  2. Cape Disappointment Waikiki Beach concert series

    August 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Waikiki Beach Amphitheater

    Moe Bowstern and the Paper Eclipse Puppet Company

    An original, Astoria Fisher Poet will weave a visual theatre through music and stories central to the commercial fishing industry. The reading and puppet show are appropriate for audiences of all ages.

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Discovery Center

    August 18, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Stop by our Discovery Center at Rosario beach anytime from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the displays or talk with our expert volunteers from the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse, the center is jam-packed with animal pelts, microscopes, tide pool critters and a coloring table. A visit here should be on your must-do list while in the park. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  2. Discovery Center

    August 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Stop by our Discovery Center at Rosario beach anytime from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the displays or talk with our expert volunteers from the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) bathhouse, the center is jam-packed with animal pelts, microscopes, tide pool critters and a coloring table. A visit here should be on your must-do list while in the park. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  3. Discovery Center

    August 25, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Stop by our Discovery Center at Rosario beach anytime from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the displays or talk with our expert volunteers from the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse, the center is jam-packed with animal pelts, microscopes, tide pool critters and a coloring table. A visit here should be on your must-do list while in the park. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  4. Discovery Center

    August 26, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Stop by our Discovery Center at Rosario beach anytime from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the displays or talk with our expert volunteers from the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) bathhouse, the center is jam-packed with animal pelts, microscopes, tide pool critters and a coloring table. A visit here should be on your must-do list while in the park. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. DANCE This Camp at Centrum (Grades 9-12)

    August 12, 2018 - August 18, 2018

    Presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Centrum, The DANCE This Camp at Centrum provides an opportunity for high school students to study a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.

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  2. Travel journal sketching with Darsie Beck

    August 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 26, 2018, 3:00 PM

    This workshop provides an introduction to the process involved in creating a travel sketch journal, from page design, to material demonstration and hands-on experimentation as well as field work in and around Fort Worden. All skill levels are welcome.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Junior Ranger programs at Lake Easton

    August 19, 2018, 9:00 AM

    Become a Junior Ranger! Activities and games for children will entertain adults as well. Adults are required to stay with their children during programs. Meet at the amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.

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  2. Lake Easton campground program

    August 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Bring the family and enjoy this 45 minute program on a natural, cultural or historic theme related to this park. Topics will vary throughout the summer and will be posted weekly at the park. Meet at the amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.

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  3. Lake Easton campground program

    August 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Bring the family and enjoy this 45 minute program on a natural, cultural or historic theme related to this park. Topics will vary throughout the summer and will be posted weekly at the park. Meet at the amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.

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  4. Lake Easton campground program

    August 31, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Bring the family and enjoy this 45 minute program on a natural, cultural or historic theme related to this park. Topics will vary throughout the summer and will be posted weekly at the park. Meet at the amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Junior Ranger programs

    August 17, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to be a steward of parks while participating in a fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  2. Kids' Obstacle Challenge

    August 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - August 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Subaru Kids' Obstacle Challenge is the ultimate family adventure and the only obstacle course designed for kids ages 5 to 16 where both kids and parents get to run together! A competitive wave takes place in the morning and family fun waves throughout the day, The adventure course is 1.5 to 2 miles long with mud, water, and 13 to 15 fun and challenging obstacles. Register your child, and you (parents/legal guardians) participate for FREE! It’s like getting three for the price of one!

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  3. Mini ranger programs

    August 18, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Listen to stories and play games while exploring nature in a family-friendly program designed for children 2 to 6. The mini ranger programs are provided weekly on different topics. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  4. Junior Ranger program

    August 18, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to b a steward of parks while participating in a fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  5. Volunteer habitat restoration event

    August 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    In partnership with Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, earlier this year more than 100 volunteers removed truckloads of invasive Himalayan blackberry from two acres of the park and planted 150 native trees and shrubs in its place. Now we’re calling on volunteers to care for these young native plants by adding mulch and pulling weeds. Please join us to help these native species thrive and maintain volunteers’ hard work to restore the forest! Snacks, parking vouchers and supplies will be provided.

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  6. Junior Ranger programs

    August 24, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to be a steward of parks while participating in a fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  7. Standup For The Cure

    August 25, 2018, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Standup Seattle was launched in 2017 and embraced by the Puget Sound community. More than just a paddling event, they are a movement. Since 2012 they have been uniting paddlers, fitness enthusiasts, yoga practitioners and the breast cancer community from California to Florida and Michigan to Washington in an effort to save lives!

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  8. Mini ranger programs

    August 25, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Listen to stories and play games while exploring nature in a family-friendly program designed for children 2 to 6. The mini ranger programs are provided weekly on different topics. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  9. Junior Ranger program

    August 25, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to b a steward of parks while participating in a fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  10. Junior Ranger programs

    August 31, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to be a steward of parks while participating in a fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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Lime Kiln Point State Park

  1. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 17, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  2. Wolf Hollow wild things

    August 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Stop by to look at the educational displays at the Wolf Hollow table. Naturalists from the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are available to answer all of your questions about local wildlife and spark an interest in the many wild creatures that live all around us.

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  3. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 18, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  4. Lighthouse tour

    August 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join the Friends of Lime Kiln Society's volunteers for a tour of the historic lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point.

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  5. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 19, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  6. Art and science in the park

    August 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Meet Ranger David Halpern at the Lime Kiln Point Interpretive Center for science and art programs that will include learning about arachnids or fish, how to make a map or compass, wood grains and growth, and how to make a replica eagle’s nest.

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  7. Lighthouse tour

    August 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join the Friends of Lime Kiln Society's volunteers for a tour of the historic lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point.

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  8. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  9. Wolf Hollow wild things

    August 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Stop by to look at the educational displays at the Wolf Hollow table. Naturalists from the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are available to answer all of your questions about local wildlife and spark an interest in the many wild creatures that live all around us.

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  10. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 25, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  11. Lighthouse tour

    August 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join the Friends of Lime Kiln Society's volunteers for a tour of the historic lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point.

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  12. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 26, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  13. Art and science in the park

    August 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Meet Ranger David Halpern at the Lime Kiln Point Interpretive Center for science and art programs that will include learning about arachnids or fish, how to make a map or compass, wood grains and growth, and how to make a replica eagle’s nest.

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  14. Lighthouse tour

    August 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join the Friends of Lime Kiln Society's volunteers for a tour of the historic lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point.

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  15. Park and intertidal explorations

    August 31, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tidepools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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Manchester State Park

  1. Manchester State Park Junior Ranger Program

    August 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Kids of all ages are encouraged to join our Junior Ranger Program. This 30 minute program will talk about the history, wildlife and plants of Manchester State Park.

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  2. Manchester State Park close encounters with birds of prey from the Pacific Northwest

    August 18, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Get up close and personal with the Turkey Vulture, a bird of prey from the Pacific Northwest. Learn what makes this bird an avid hunter and the unique qualities it portrays in this 60 minute program.

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  3. Manchester State Park Junior Ranger Program

    August 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Kids of all ages are encouraged to join our Junior Ranger Program. This 30 minute program will talk about the history, wildlife and plants of Manchester State Park.

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  4. Manchester State Park Battery Mitchel walking tour

    August 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Join us for the Battery Mitchel walking tour and learn about the military history of Manchester State Park and its part in the coastal defense of Puget Sound. This is a 60 minute program.

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  5. Manchester State Park Junior Ranger Program

    August 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Kids of all ages are encouraged to join our Junior Ranger Program. This 30 minute program will talk about the history, wildlife and plants of Manchester State Park.

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center formal talks

    June 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018 @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center

    These interpretive talks will immerse visitors in the history of Mt. St. Helens. Participants will travel through time to learn about the devastating 1980 eruption, the ever-changing landscape and story of recovery, the incredible return of wildlife and the important job volcanologists perform every day monitoring the Cascade Mountain range of volcanoes. Programs last 15 to 20 minutes and take place outside at the amphitheater.

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  2. Junior Ranger program

    August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    These family-friendly evening programs are geared towards children of all ages and last approximately one hour. They provide the perfect blend of learning and entertainment for families camping at Seaquest or at the end of a long day trip. Park staff will give lessons on the local and regional wildlife, geology and ecosystems. Fun interactive crafts and activities are also scheduled.

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  3. Junior Ranger program

    August 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    These family-friendly evening programs are geared towards children of all ages and last approximately one hour. They provide the perfect blend of learning and entertainment for families camping at Seaquest or at the end of a long day trip. Park staff will give lessons on the local and regional wildlife, geology and ecosystems. Fun interactive crafts and activities are also scheduled.

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  4. Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center wetland guided walks

    August 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center

    Visitors will explore the wetland ecosystem of Silver Lake on a flat, slow-paced, 45-minute guided walk. Created from a Mt. St. Helens' eruption thousands of years ago, this area is home to unique flora and fauna, as well as an abundance of migratory birds.

    All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. Program information is advertised daily on the visitor's center front bulletin.

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  5. Junior Ranger program

    August 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    These family-friendly evening programs are geared towards children of all ages and last approximately one hour. They provide the perfect blend of learning and entertainment for families camping at Seaquest or at the end of a long day trip. Park staff will give lessons on the local and regional wildlife, geology and ecosystems. Fun interactive crafts and activities are also scheduled.

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  6. Junior Ranger program

    August 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    These family-friendly evening programs are geared towards children of all ages and last approximately one hour. They provide the perfect blend of learning and entertainment for families camping at Seaquest or at the end of a long day trip. Park staff will give lessons on the local and regional wildlife, geology and ecosystems. Fun interactive crafts and activities are also scheduled.

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  7. Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center wetland guided walks

    August 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center

    Visitors will explore the wetland ecosystem of Silver Lake on a flat, slow-paced, 45-minute guided walk. Created from a Mt. St. Helens' eruption thousands of years ago, this area is home to unique flora and fauna, as well as an abundance of migratory birds.

    All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. Program information is advertised daily on the visitor's center front bulletin.

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  8. Junior Ranger program

    August 31, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    These family-friendly evening programs are geared towards children of all ages and last approximately one hour. They provide the perfect blend of learning and entertainment for families camping at Seaquest or at the end of a long day trip. Park staff will give lessons on the local and regional wildlife, geology and ecosystems. Fun interactive crafts and activities are also scheduled.

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Spencer Spit State Park

  1. Coffee with the birds

    August 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Spencer Spit State Park

    Join our interpretive hosts at Spencer Spit State Park for a relaxing morning of birding! Bring your coffee mug; we'll supply the fresh brewed coffee, cream and sweetener, and hot chocolate for the kids. We'll enjoy a slideshow of birds found on Spencer Spit, then explore the marsh, shoreline and forest in search of birds. Meet at the Nature Center located at the entrance of the campground.

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  2. Coffee with the birds

    August 30, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Spencer Spit State Park

    Join our interpretive hosts at Spencer Spit State Park for a relaxing morning of birding! Bring your coffee mug; we'll supply the fresh brewed coffee, cream and sweetener, and hot chocolate for the kids. We'll enjoy a slideshow of birds found on Spencer Spit, then explore the marsh, shoreline and forest in search of birds. Meet at the Nature Center located at the entrance of the campground.

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State Park Free Days

  1. Discover Pass free day

    August 25, 2018, All Day

    To celebrate National Park Service's 102nd birthday, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

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Wallace Falls State Park

  1. Wallace Falls evening program

    August 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Wallace Falls

    Meet park staff at Wallace Falls State Park's amphitheater and discover flora and fauna unique to the Pacific Northwest. Learn how to safely interact with wildlife and identify local plants, and find out about the regions fascinating history. Topics will change monthly. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  2. Discovery hike

    August 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Wallace Falls

    Meet at the park store at Wallace Falls State Park to join park staff in an exploration of forest ecosystems. Explore the unique cultural and natural beauty of the park while discovering local Pacific Northwest flora and fauna. Programs are appropriate for all ages. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. All programs are subject to cancellation do to weather or staffing availability.

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  3. Junior Ranger hike

    August 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Wallace Falls

    Meet at the park store at Wallace Falls State Park to join park staff in a fun family-friendly exploration of forest ecosystems for children ages 4 to 8. Explore and play games while discovering forest habitats and the importance of water in the Pacific Northwest. Programs are appropriate for all abilities. Sturdy shoes, snacks and water are recommended. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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Westport Light State Park

  1. PAWS of Grays Harbor pack run 5K

    August 19, 2018, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Westport Light

    This fun run is a fundraiser for PAWS of Grays Harbor. The run will be on the paved trail between the actual lighthouse and the Jetty haul parking lot. Scenic 5K course along the beautiful South Beach. Each participant will be entered in a raffle sponsored by local businesses and will also receive a tshirt.

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Yakima Sportsman State Park

  1. Yakima Sportsman evening programs

    August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Bring the family and enjoy this 45 minute program on a natural, cultural or historic theme related to this park. Topics will vary throughout the summer and will be posted weekly at the park. Bring a chair and meet at the entrance to the campground.

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  2. Yakima Sportsman evening programs

    August 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Bring the family and enjoy this 45 minute program on a natural, cultural or historic theme related to this park. Topics will vary throughout the summer and will be posted weekly at the park. Bring a chair and meet at the entrance to the campground.

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