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  1. 18-032 New Old Time Chautauqua, State Parks to host community-focused summer events

    Washington State Parks and the New Old Time Chautauqua are once again teaming up for a summer tour of fun and educational events at six state parks and local communities. The tour kicks off June 14. Read on...
  2. 18-031 Celebrate the 120th anniversary of North Head Lighthouse

    State Parks and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park June 2, in Ilwaco. Read on...
  3. 18-030 State Parks announces three free days in June

    Washington State Parks invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks next month on June 2, 9 and 10. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. Read on...
  4. 18-029 Central Cascades Area state parks offer a lineup of summer programs for the whole family

    Washington State Parks announces its summer schedule of family-friendly interpretive and Junior Ranger programs in the Central Cascades area, all focusing on the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Read on...
  5. 18-028 State Parks Commission will consider re-naming Iron Horse cross-state trail

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider renaming the long-distance recreation trail known as Iron Horse State Park and John Wayne Pioneer Trail, at its regular meeting May 17, in Spokane. Read on...
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