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  1. Public invited to view transit of Mercury at newly renovated Goldendale Observatory

    Posted on October 30, 2019

    The giant telescope at Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site will provide a special viewing of the transit of Mercury Nov. 11 – a celestial event that won’t happen again until 2032. The park also will be open on a limited basis through 2019. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces final free days for 2019

    Posted on October 29, 2019

    Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its two final free days of 2019 on Nov. 11 and 29. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. Read on...
  1. State Parks installs parking lot camera at Wallace Falls State Park

    Posted on October 28, 2019

    Visitors to Wallace Falls State Park can now check conditions at the parking lot online before they head out to this popular park in eastern Snohomish county. State Parks recently installed a camera, which posts a live photo every minute on the web. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces winter schedule

    Posted on October 21, 2019

    Washington State Parks today announced its 2019-2020 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. Read on...
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  1. Rockport State Parks old-growth forest

    Rain or shine: Seven trips and six tips for hiking in unpredictable weather

    Is the rain wrecking your plans for a hike? Time to try a trek through a state park forest, where tall trees filter much of the downpour and provide a beautiful setting for a refreshing fall trek. More info...
  2. State Parks Guide interior page

    State Parks Guide

    Planning your spring/summer getaway to state parks? Then get your Washington State Parks Guide to help make planning easy! This beautiful, 360+ page guide features hundreds of full-color photos and a ton of park information. Read More