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  1. Controlled burn planned for Jones Island Marine State Park

    Posted on August 22, 2019

    The Washington State Parks Stewardship Program and the Center for Natural Lands Management plan to do a controlled burn of about 6 acres on the southwest side of Jones Island Marine State Park sometime between Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Read on...
  2. Safety emphasis patrols will target stand up paddleboarders Labor Day weekend

    Posted on August 21, 2019

    Marine law enforcement officers will conduct safety emphasis patrols over Labor Day weekend — targeting stand up paddleboarders. Read on...
  1. Riverside State Park adds cabins

    Posted on August 20, 2019

    Overnight accommodations will soon get more deluxe at Riverside State Park with the addition of two cabins to the park’s camping options. The cabins will be available for rent Aug. 30, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. Read on...
  2. What should State Parks focus on in the future?

    Posted on August 14, 2019

    Washington State Parks is in the early stages of developing its 2021-31 strategic plan and wants to hear from the public about what's important to them to improve and ensure recreation opportunities for the future. Join us at one of three meetings. Read on...
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    Pregnant bats get maternity ward

    People and pets are not the only mammals with camping privileges at Fort Casey Historical State Park. Staff recently installed two handmade bat boxes for the park’s bat maternity colony. More info...
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    State Parks Guide

    Planning your spring/summer getaway to state parks? Then get your Washington State Parks Guide to help make planning easy! This beautiful, 360+ page guide features hundreds of full-color photos and a ton of park information. Read More