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

    Posted on October 9, 2019

    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

    Posted on October 8, 2019

    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...
  1. Washington State Parks recognized among top state park systems

    Posted on October 3, 2019

    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...
  2. ‘Newfie Day’ celebrates courageous canine from Corps of Discovery

    Posted on October 2, 2019

    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...
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  1. Zombie - whats new

    Looking to scare up some fun this month? Try a Zombie Hike!

    No need to feel grave — several state parks have frighteningly fun festivals planned to bring you a howling good time this Halloween season. We’ve checked with the state parks goblins and rounded up what you need to know to plan a phantomtastic good time! More info...
  2. State Parks Guide interior page

    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