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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Controlled burn planned for Jones Island Marine State Park

    The Washington State Parks Stewardship Program and the Center for Natural Lands Management plan to do a controlled burn of about 6 acres on the southwest side of Jones Island Marine State Park sometime between Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Read on...
  2. Safety emphasis patrols will target stand up paddleboarders Labor Day weekend

    Marine law enforcement officers will conduct safety emphasis patrols over Labor Day weekend — targeting stand up paddleboarders. Read on...
  3. Riverside State Park adds cabins

    Overnight accommodations will soon get more deluxe at Riverside State Park with the addition of two cabins to the park’s camping options. The cabins will be available for rent Aug. 30, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. Read on...
  4. What should State Parks focus on in the future?

    Washington State Parks is in the early stages of developing its 2021-31 strategic plan and wants to hear from the public about what's important to them to improve and ensure recreation opportunities for the future. Join us at one of three meetings. Read on...
  5. State Parks Boating Program urges stand up paddleboarders to wear life jacket, leash

    The Boating Program is urging stand up paddleboarders to be safe on the water by always wearing a life jacket and leash. Six stand up paddleboard fatalities have occurred in the last 29 years — four of those have been in the last 30 days. Read on...
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