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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Winter programs return to Rockport State Park

    Washington State Parks invites people of all ages to experience an ancient forest January and February at Rockport State Park through guided hikes, educational programming and interpretive activities. Read on...
  2. State Parks reservations system temporarily out of service Jan. 8 to 15

    Washington State Parks’ online reservation system will be down from Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Tuesday, Jan. 15, as the agency puts the finishing touches on a new and improved system to be launched Jan. 16. Read on...
  3. State Parks offers two free days in January

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits: Jan. 1 and Jan. 21. Read on...
  4. Take a guided snowshoe hike this winter at Lake Wenatchee State Park

    The staff at Lake Wenatchee State Park invites the public to participate in family-friendly guided snowshoe hikes on special days in January and February. Read on...
  5. Start off the new year with a First Day Hike at a Washington state park

    Washington State Parks is offering nearly 40 different hikes, fat bike rides, snowshoe treks and even a paddle on Puget Sound for the annual First Day Hikes taking place Jan. 1. Read on...
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