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  1. State Parks announces free days for 2021

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2021 is New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Read on...
  2. Public invited to help plan for the future of Miller Peninsula State Park Property

    The public is invited help plan for the future of recreation at the Miller Peninsula State Park Property, near Sequim. The first of several public meetings will be held virtually on Oct. 6. Read on...
  3. State Parks Commission to meet next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually from 9 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. Read on...
  4. State Parks offers more opportunities to reserve campsites, cabins this fall

    This year, Washington State Parks will extend reservations at select parks around the state later into fall than usual. Campers will be able to make a reservation and stay at a state park through Nov. 1. Read on...
  5. State Parks prohibits campfires statewide

    Effective immediately, Washington State Parks is banning wood and charcoal fires at its parks statewide and on ocean beaches in the Seashore Conservation Area. The ban is in effect at least through Sept. 15. Read on...
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