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  1. State’s Boating Program encourages hunters to boat safely

    With the upcoming opening of waterfowl and upland game hunting seasons, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants people who hunt from boats to be safe and know the boating laws before they head out on the water. Read on...
  2. State Parks, partners offer youth snowmobile safety class

    Washington State Park's Winter Recreation Program, the Chelan County Sheriff's Office and WSSA are offering free snowmobile classes for youth age 12 to 16 this fall. Read on...
  3. State Parks Commission considers adding Westport Light to potential ‘next new park’ list

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider placing Westport Light State Park on a short list of candidates to be considered for a new park predesign study at their regular meeting Sept. 20, in Okanogan. 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. Campfire burn bans

    As the summer heats up, several state parks have campfire burn bans in place. For up-to-date information, please view the burn ban list to see if the park you will be visiting has any burn bans or restrictions.

    Please note
    : Conditions can change rapidly, and burn bans can take affect at any time. Check this website often for updates.
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    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.
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    Parks, Tribe complete Kukutali Preserve development

    Washington State Parks and its partner, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, recently finished development of the Kukutali Preserve, a rare landform on the Swinomish Reservation that is co-owned by Parks and the Tribe. The enhancements to Kukutali, which is located near Deception Pass, improve visitor access, interpretation of the land and protection of its fragile environment. 

    More info.