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  1. Help improve state parks, active transportation in north central Washington

    State Parks and WSDOT invite the public to an open house Oct. 23, in Brewster, to share ideas on ways to improve state parks and active recreation in north central Washington. Join us for conversation and refreshments. Read on...
  2. Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

    Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 1. State Parks Winter Recreation Program announces a change in permit requirement aimed to clear up confusion. Read on...
  3. Washington State Parks recognized among top state park systems

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission was recognized recently as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in Baltimore. Read on...
  4. ‘Newfie Day’ celebrates courageous canine from Corps of Discovery

    Did you know a Newfoundland dog was an instrumental figure in the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition? Join us for 'Newfie Day' Oct. 12, at Sacajawea Historical State Park to celebrate this brave canine. Read on...
  5. State Parks collecting oral histories about Mount St. Helens eruption

    To commemorate next year’s 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, Washington State Parks is looking for people who were affected by this major event in Washington state’s history to share their stories. Read on...
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