Extra! Extra! Read all about it: The people, special places and interesting and unique programs and activities that make up your Washington state park system.

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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks welcomes Rob Sendak as new Boating Program manager

    Washington State Parks announces it has hired Rob Sendak to be the agency’s new Boating Program manager. Read on...
  2. 2019 State Parks Calendar on sale now

    Just in time for holiday gift giving, the Washington State Parks 2019 calendar is available for purchase, either online or at our headquarters in Tumwater. Read on...
  3. State Parks Commission regular meeting in Auburn next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider housekeeping changes on rules and a change to the Commission 2019 meeting calendar at its regular meeting On Nov. 15, in Auburn. Read on...
  4. State Parks announces final free days for 2018

    Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2018. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access — Nov. 11 and Nov. 23. Read on...
  5. Generous land donation increases the size of Lake Sammamish State Park

    Lake Sammamish State Park’s footprint recently increased by more than 5 acres, thanks to a generous donation of land from Issaquah-based Lakeside Industries. Read on...
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