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  1. Be ‘beach-friendly’ this Fourth of July

    Posted on June 18, 2019

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and community partners on Washington’s ocean beaches are encouraging safe and responsible beach celebrations over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  2. State Parks’ McConkey receives top award from international snowmobile association

    Posted on June 13, 2019

    Pamela McConkey, Winter Recreation Program manager, has received the Administrator’s Professional Award for Excellence from the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators. Read on...
  1. State Parks considering updates to Lake Sammamish master plan

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    Washington State Parks is considering an update to its long-range master plan for Lake Sammamish State Park and will begin a scoping process for a voluntary Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The public can learn more at workshop June 25. Read on...
  2. Enjoy traditional music all summer long at Deception Pass State Park

    Posted on June 11, 2019

    Deception Pass State Park's North Beach Amphitheater is the ideal place for this summer's American Roots Concert Series. This year, we've expanded the concerts from four to eight performances, Saturday evenings from July 6 - Aug. 24. Read on...
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    Pregnant bats get maternity ward

    People and pets are not the only mammals with camping privileges at Fort Casey Historical State Park. Staff recently installed two handmade bat boxes for the park’s bat maternity colony. More info...
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    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