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  1. 15-052 Celebrate Cambodian heritage and culture at Saltwater State Park

    Celebrate Cambodian culture with members of the South Puget Sound Cambodian communities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug 22 at Saltwater State Park near Des Moines. Read on...
  2. 15-051 Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Fort Casey Historical State Park

    State Parks and the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse invite you to celebrate National Lighthouse Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the lighthouse in Fort Casey Historical State Park. Read on...
  3. 15-050 History Museum exhibit features rare photos of state parks

    State Parks and the Washington State Historical Society present an exhibit of rare, 1930s-era Asahel Curtis images of state parks at the State History Museum in Tacoma beginning Aug. 1. Read on...
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  1. Cape Disappointment State Park
    Cape Disappointment State Park is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy exploring the area's rich natural and cultural history. The park store offers gifts, ice, wood, fishing gear and other camper essentials. 
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  1. First Washington dinosaur fossil is found in a state park!
    Burke Museum paleontologists with a scientific research permit were looking for ammonite fossils at Sucia Island State Park, when they discovered an 80-million-year-old fossil of a femur leg bone from a theropod dinosaur. Theropods are the group of two-legged carnivorous dinosaurs that includes Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex and modern birds. Washington is now the 37th state with a dinosaur fossil! The fossil playfully dubbed “Suciasaurus” is on display at the Burke Museum. 


    It is publically owned and will remain part of Washington State Parks’ collections. 
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