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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

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  1. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Deception Pass State Park (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Fort Townsend State Park (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Palouse Falls State Park (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Penrose Point State Park (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Riverside State Park (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Seaquest State Park (2)

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Ranger talk

    September 1, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Park Ranger brings cool stuff out to a table in front of the historic store and interacts with guests on what the items are and how they were used. Items that could be on the table include: a whale rib, red tail hawk (stuffed), a beaver (stuffed), whale lice, and many other items the Ranger thinks are cool.

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    September 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  2. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    September 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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Fort Townsend State Park

  1. 4 mile trail run/walk

    September 1, 2019, 9:00 AM

    Sunday, September 1, 2019

    Registration 7:30-8:30 am in The Barn @ the park

    Race begins at 9 am

    The course is almost entirely on park trails with rolling hills through a scenic, old-growth evergreen forest.

    Ribbons for first place in each age group male/female, plus awards for 1st, 2nd 3rd overall male/female, and oldest and youngest finisher.

    Due to the nature of the course, no dogs or strollers please.

    Entry Fee: $15 ($10 age 16 and under).

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    August 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Learn to paint using acrylics in this 6-week course. Students will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature, and also bold, bright, wild creations that acrylics are known for. Each assignment will guide students step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.

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  2. Decorative Details

    August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 1, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Fine Woodworking contributing editor Garrett Hack shows you how to create both subtle and bold details, that will pop your furniture using hand tools. You’ll learn how to do the stringing, banding and inlay details that grace Garrett’s Federal-style furniture.

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Palouse Falls State Park

  1. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    September 1, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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Penrose Point State Park

  1. Guided nature walk

    September 1, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the park and discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons on this guided nature walk. This walk is unscripted and may venture on one of the many trails around the park. We will meet in front of the restrooms in the day-use area.

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Riverside State Park

  1. Crazy daze of summer endurance ride

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 AM - September 1, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Riverside Equestrian Area

    An equestrian endurance ride throughout the equestrian area at Riverside State Park. For more information, please visit Crazy Daze of Summer Endurance Ride.

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Morning guided forest walk

    September 1, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Seaquest State Park

    Meet at the playground in the day-use area. This 1-mile, flat-terrain guided walk will take visitors through the rich understory of forest plants and beneath towering tall trees. Along the way, learn about the park’s ecosystem and the critters that call this place home. Visitors of all ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability, and attendance levels. **

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  2. Junior Ranger evening program

    September 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    This family-friendly evening program is geared toward children of all ages. Park staff will provide educational lessons on a variety of topics, including the natural environment and local wildlife, nocturnal animals, sensory exploration, geology and hiker preparedness. Each program will include an interactive craft or activity and lasts approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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