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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.

Bay View State Park

  1. Junior Ranger Programs- Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

    August 8, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bay View State Park

    Meet at the field in the campground (grassy area sites 10-30)

    Ranger Dan will be doing interpretive programs every week at 4:00 PM. Come celebrate the birthday of Smokey Bear- who turns 71 this year! Join park staff for fire safety fun and activities.

  2. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 15, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bay View State Park

    Meet at the field in the campground (grassy area sites 10-30)

    Ranger Dan will be doing interpretive programs every week at 4:00 PM. Come learn about the history of Bay View State Park with fun activities for all ages.

  3. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bay View State Park

    Meet at the field in the campground (grassy area sites 10-30)

    Ranger Dan will be doing interpretive programs every week at 4:00 PM. Come learn about the history of Bay View State Park with fun activities for all ages.

  4. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 29, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bay View State Park

    Meet at the field in the campground (grassy area sites 10-30)

    Ranger Dan will be doing interpretive programs every week at 4:00 PM. Come learn about the history of Bay View State Park with fun activities for all ages.

Bridle Trails State Park

  1. Botany Walks

    August 8, 9:00 AM - August 9, 12:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    August 8th - Learn about the natural history of the park from a popular field trip leader and a local authority. Learn how to identify plants, possibly see some rare and unusual species, and discuss problems that urban forests face with invasive species. Meet in the main parking lot. Please sign up in advance by phone or email: 425-827-6595 or programs@bridletrails.org.

  2. Lake Washington Saddle Club - Dressage Events

    August 9, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ 5300 116th Ave. N.W.

    Join us for a relaxed schooling show, judged by top-level local certified dressage judges. All test levels are welcome in any USEF/USDF approved dressage test including Eventing, Musical Freestyle, Gaited, Para-Equestrian and Western Dressage

  3. Bluegrass & BBQ

    August 20, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Featuring great bluegrass music outdoors in the park by the Blue Smoke Bluegrass Band and delicious barbecue from Big House BBQ. Reservations for food in advance. BBQ served at 6:00. Music starts at 7:00.

  4. Storytelling and S'mores

    August 22, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Bring your young children for an evening of stories by professional storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald. Margaret breathes life into traditional folktales, sharing them in exciting performances. She engages the audience in singing, chanting, and moving in what she calls "story play." Both young and old find enjoyment in playing along with these folktales. Listen to wonderful stories by Margaret, roast marshmallows over an open fire, and construct some tasty s'mores.

  5. Forest Runs - Trail Run

    August 27, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  2. Discover Wagon

    August 3, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  3. Crafts

    August 4, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  4. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    August 4, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  5. Crafts

    August 5, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  6. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    August 5, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  7. Crafts

    August 6, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  8. Discover Wagon

    August 6, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  9. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  10. Saturday Toy Boat Building

    August 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Join us every Saturday for Toy Boat Building. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

  11. Crafts

    August 8, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  12. Free Park Tours

    August 8, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Jump on board the State Park Shuttle Bus to get a quick FREE tour of the two parks. Cama Beach SP to Camano Island SP- 11:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM The Park Bus departs from the Cama Beach Store headed for Camano Island State Park. •Stops along the way include the Cama Beach Cafe, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the boat launch at Camano Island State Park. Camano Island SP to Cama Beach SP- 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:15 PM The Park Bus departs from the camping area at Camano Island State Park bound for the Cama Beach Store. •Stops along the way include the boat launch at Camano Island State Park, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the Cama Beach Cafe. Cama Beach SP to Ivy Lane- 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM The Park Bus starts at the Cama Beach Store and travels to Ivy Lane trailhead

  13. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    August 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  14. Marine themed programs with Taylor

    August 9, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Eel grass to Echinoderms. Hands on activities amongst plants and animals of Saratoga Passage.

  15. Ranger talks and cool items

    August 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  16. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  17. Discover Wagon

    August 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  18. Crafts

    August 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  19. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    August 11, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  20. Crafts

    August 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  21. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    August 12, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  22. Crafts

    August 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  23. Discover Wagon

    August 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  24. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  25. Saturday Toy Boat Building

    August 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Join us every Saturday for Toy Boat Building. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

  26. Crafts

    August 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  27. Free Park Tours

    August 15, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Jump on board the State Park Shuttle Bus to get a quick FREE tour of the two parks. Cama Beach SP to Camano Island SP- 11:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM The Park Bus departs from the Cama Beach Store headed for Camano Island State Park. •Stops along the way include the Cama Beach Cafe, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the boat launch at Camano Island State Park. Camano Island SP to Cama Beach SP- 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:15 PM The Park Bus departs from the camping area at Camano Island State Park bound for the Cama Beach Store. •Stops along the way include the boat launch at Camano Island State Park, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the Cama Beach Cafe. Cama Beach SP to Ivy Lane- 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM The Park Bus starts at the Cama Beach Store and travels to Ivy Lane trailhead

  28. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    August 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  29. Marine themed programs with Taylor

    August 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Eel grass to Echinoderms. Hands on activities amongst plants and animals of Saratoga Passage.

  30. Ranger talks and cool items

    August 16, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  31. “Music in the Boathouse”

    August 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Come join us for great music in the Boathouse.

  32. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  33. Discover Wagon

    August 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  34. Crafts

    August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  35. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    August 18, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  36. Crafts

    August 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  37. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    August 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  38. Crafts

    August 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  39. Discover Wagon

    August 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  40. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  41. Saturday Toy Boat Building

    August 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Join us every Saturday for Toy Boat Building. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

  42. Crafts

    August 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  43. Free Park Tours

    August 22, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Jump on board the State Park Shuttle Bus to get a quick FREE tour of the two parks. Cama Beach SP to Camano Island SP- 11:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM The Park Bus departs from the Cama Beach Store headed for Camano Island State Park. •Stops along the way include the Cama Beach Cafe, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the boat launch at Camano Island State Park. Camano Island SP to Cama Beach SP- 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:15 PM The Park Bus departs from the camping area at Camano Island State Park bound for the Cama Beach Store. •Stops along the way include the boat launch at Camano Island State Park, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the Cama Beach Cafe. Cama Beach SP to Ivy Lane- 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM The Park Bus starts at the Cama Beach Store and travels to Ivy Lane trailhead

  44. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    August 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  45. Astronomy: Sky's the Limit

    August 22, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Cama Beach Foundation has a new 8" Dobsonian style telescope so when there are interesting events such as eclipses, full moons, or solar flares (the telescope also has a solar filter!) we'll set up viewing parties. All viewing parties are weather-dependent. Please check the "Events Calendar" for last minute updates

  46. Marine themed programs with Taylor

    August 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Eel grass to Echinoderms. Hands on activities amongst plants and animals of Saratoga Passage.

  47. Ranger talks and cool items

    August 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  48. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  49. Discover Wagon

    August 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  50. Crafts

    August 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  51. Walks and Junior Ranger programs

    August 25, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Walks: on the beach, in the forest, to the lake trail choice will vary. Junior Ranger programs will be part of the program for the youth present.

  52. Crafts

    August 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  53. Junion Ranger program and learn geocaching for all ages

    August 26, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Varied Junior Ranger programs and introduction to geocaching designed for all ages to learn this fun activity. Geocaching is a great activity for the family to do together.

  54. Crafts

    August 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  55. Discover Wagon

    August 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

  56. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  57. Low Tide Beach Walks

    August 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Twice each day the gravity of the sun and moon pull the the water out of Puget Sound and several hours later push the Puget Sound waters up high onto the beach. Throughout the Spring, Summer, and early Fall low tides are during the day. The lowest daytime low tides, some as low as -3 feet, typically occur in June and July. Explore the fascinating intertidal zone with a Cama Beach Foundation guide. You never know what you’ll discover! Our rocky, cobbly beaches aren't stroller or walker friendly so we have recently started throwing out a seining net to collect critters and temporarily bring them up to an aquarium located on the seawall so everyone can share the amazing sealife of Puget Sound.

  58. Saturday Toy Boat Building

    August 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Join us every Saturday for Toy Boat Building. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

  59. Crafts

    August 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Various craft projects. Crafts include: medallion making, basket weaving, paper making, tee shirt painting, etc... crafts vary from day to day.

  60. Free Park Tours

    August 29, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Jump on board the State Park Shuttle Bus to get a quick FREE tour of the two parks. Cama Beach SP to Camano Island SP- 11:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM The Park Bus departs from the Cama Beach Store headed for Camano Island State Park. •Stops along the way include the Cama Beach Cafe, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the boat launch at Camano Island State Park. Camano Island SP to Cama Beach SP- 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4:15 PM The Park Bus departs from the camping area at Camano Island State Park bound for the Cama Beach Store. •Stops along the way include the boat launch at Camano Island State Park, the Came Beach Welcome Center, and the Cama Beach Cafe. Cama Beach SP to Ivy Lane- 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM The Park Bus starts at the Cama Beach Store and travels to Ivy Lane trailhead

  61. Old Time Ways- hands of history programs

    August 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach Conference Center

    Learn how things were done in the "Old Days" and do it yourself.

  62. Marine themed programs with Taylor

    August 30, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Eel grass to Echinoderms. Hands on activities amongst plants and animals of Saratoga Passage.

  63. Ranger talks and cool items

    August 30, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Every Sunday a Ranger will bring out various artifacts to a table in front of the store. This is a hands on display where you will learn the history and get to touch the artifact. On most Sundays the collection includes a section of 40,000 year old Mammoth tusk.

  64. Summer Science: hands of science activities

    August 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the Beach office.

  65. Discover Wagon

    August 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A mobile cart full of cool animal items: includes skulls and pelts to look at touch and to learn about in this interactive program

Camano Island State Park

  1. Summer ampitheater programs

    August 8, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

  2. Summer ampitheater programs

    August 15, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

  3. Summer ampitheater programs

    August 22, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

  4. Summer ampitheater programs

    August 29, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Summer amphitheater programs at Camano Island, programs focus on nature and history This description will be updated throughout the summer for the individual programs.

Cape Disappointment State Park

  1. Waikiki Beach Concert Series Features "Honky Tonk Union"

    August 8, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    "50's and 60's Style Country Honky Tonk with a Modern Twist" Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway and other sponsors. Performed at the Waikiki Beach Amphitheatre.

  2. Waikiki Beach Concert Series Features "The Winterlings"

    August 22, 7:00 PM - August 25, 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    "Music from the New Folk Frontier" Sponsored by the Friend of the Columbia River Gateway and other sponsors. Performed at the Waikiki Beach Amphitheatre.

Fort Casey State Park

  1. National Lighthouse Day Celebration at Admiralty Head Lighthouse

    August 8, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Casey State Park

    Come to the celebration and enjoy music by Root 5 and Oak Harbor High School. There will be beach walks, games and waste reduction activities for the kids and more!

Kopachuck State Park

  1. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    August 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. AVP Kingston Seattle Open Volleyball Tournament

    August 6, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The AVP Tour makes its return to the Pacific Northwest, bringing World-class Beach Volleyball professionals to the shores of Lake Sammamish! We’ll be coming back to Seattle for the first time since 1990 for the men and marks the first time ever for the women. Washington will become the 21st different state the AVP women have competed in. In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature interactive activations, music, food, and more. General admission is free with tickets available to special covered premium seating areas and a hosted lounge.

  2. AVP Kingston Seattle Open Volleyball Tournament

    August 7, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The AVP Tour makes its return to the Pacific Northwest, bringing World-class Beach Volleyball professionals to the shores of Lake Sammamish! We’ll be coming back to Seattle for the first time since 1990 for the men and marks the first time ever for the women. Washington will become the 21st different state the AVP women have competed in. In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature interactive activations, music, food, and more. General admission is free with tickets available to special covered premium seating areas and a hosted lounge.

  3. AVP Kingston Seattle Open Volleyball Tournament

    August 8, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The AVP Tour makes its return to the Pacific Northwest, bringing World-class Beach Volleyball professionals to the shores of Lake Sammamish! We’ll be coming back to Seattle for the first time since 1990 for the men and marks the first time ever for the women. Washington will become the 21st different state the AVP women have competed in. In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature interactive activations, music, food, and more. General admission is free with tickets available to special covered premium seating areas and a hosted lounge.

  4. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 8, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a great Junior Ranger program!

    The programs are designed for children of all ages and will vary from weekend to weekend. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. All programs will feature hands-on nature topics and crafts such as creating bird masks, bat ears, bug goggles, kites, paper tree-vests and recycled bottle bird feeders. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their bikes and parade around the trails with park rangers on posted dates.

    Today’s program is about TBD with crafts.

    Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

    *program topics may vary due to inclement weather- indoor options are available.

  5. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 8, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a great Junior Ranger program!

    The programs are designed for children of all ages and will vary from weekend to weekend. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. All programs will feature hands-on nature topics and crafts such as creating bird masks, bat ears, bug goggles, kites, paper tree-vests and recycled bottle bird feeders. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their bikes and parade around the trails with park rangers on posted dates.

    Today’s program is about TBD with crafts.

    Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

    *program topics may vary due to inclement weather- indoor options are available.

  6. AVP Kingston Seattle Open Volleyball Tournament

    August 9, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The AVP Tour makes its return to the Pacific Northwest, bringing World-class Beach Volleyball professionals to the shores of Lake Sammamish! We’ll be coming back to Seattle for the first time since 1990 for the men and marks the first time ever for the women. Washington will become the 21st different state the AVP women have competed in. In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature interactive activations, music, food, and more. General admission is free with tickets available to special covered premium seating areas and a hosted lounge.

  7. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 9, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a fun learning adventure with arts and crafts that will teach kids about their role in State Parks. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

  8. Color Me Rad 5K

    August 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    BIGGER. BADDER. RADDER. For the first time in 5K history, Color Me Rad is doing the unthinkable — eight color stations. That’s literally double the color stations of any other fun run. You’ll run through eight color stations where our volunteers will cover you from head to toe in pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Did we mention that it’s gluten free? Meet the newest member of the family- the Color Gel. It will rad you from head to toe, with a cooling sensation and full coverage, guaranteeing that you’re being your best selfie. In 2015, every RAD participant gets access to free photos from professional action sports photographers so you can brag about your RAD experience without spending a dime. We’re all about style, ease, and steez, which is why each participant is getting the softest RAD t-shirt ever made and the ever infamous RAD tattoo. And if that wasn't enough, we’re also throwing in some killer knee-highs, which we will proceed to knock off. Discover Pass required.

  9. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a fun learning adventure with arts and crafts that will teach kids about their role in State Parks. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

  10. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

  11. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a great Junior Ranger program!

    The programs are designed for children of all ages and will vary from weekend to weekend. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. All programs will feature hands-on nature topics and crafts such as creating bird masks, bat ears, bug goggles, kites, paper tree-vests and recycled bottle bird feeders. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their bikes and parade around the trails with park rangers on posted dates.

    Today’s program is about TBD with crafts.

    Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

    *program topics may vary due to inclement weather- indoor options are available.

  12. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a great Junior Ranger program!

    The programs are designed for children of all ages and will vary from weekend to weekend. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. All programs will feature hands-on nature topics and crafts such as creating bird masks, bat ears, bug goggles, kites, paper tree-vests and recycled bottle bird feeders. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their bikes and parade around the trails with park rangers on posted dates.

    Today’s program is about TBD with crafts.

    Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

    *program topics may vary due to inclement weather- indoor options are available.

  13. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

  14. Junior Ranger programs

    August 23, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a fun learning adventure with arts and crafts that will teach kids about their role in State Parks. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

  15. Bike Safety Program and Ranger Ride Along

    August 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a fun unique adventure! Bring your helmets, bikes and scooters to the park for a bike safety program and decorate your set of wheels for the parade afterwards led by your Lake Sammamish Ranger Staff! Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

  16. Junior Ranger Programs

    August 29, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

  17. Junior Ranger programs

    August 30, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Join Interpretive Specialist Alysa for a fun learning adventure with arts and crafts that will teach kids about their role in State Parks. As an urban park we have the special privilege of providing a fun and enriching outdoor experience for kids within the city. Meet at the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

Larrabee State Park

  1. Surfriders Foundation Interpretive Programs- Geology of the PNW

    August 8, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larrabee State Park

    Interpretive programs on how campers affect park water quality issues and the natural environment.

    Why is Larrabee State Park such a great place to find fossils? What are plate tectonics? Come learn about the geology of the PNW with Hank and Miles.

  2. Surfriders Foundation Interpretive Programs- Invasive Species

    August 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larrabee State Park

    Interpretive programs on how campers affect park water quality issues and the natural environment.

    What are invasive species? Why are we so worried about them? Emily will give you answers to these questions and more during her interpretive talk this week!

  3. Surfriders Foundation Interpretive Programs- Plastics in the Ocean

    August 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larrabee State Park

    Interpretive programs on how campers affect park water quality issues and the natural environment.

    What happens to our plastic bags and bottles after we are done with them? How does the plastic that ends up in the ocean effect marine life? This week Coli, Madison and Emily will teach you all of this and more as they talk to groups about plastics in the ocean.

  4. Surfriders Foundation Interpretive Programs- Geology of the PNW

    August 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larrabee State Park

    Interpretive programs on how campers affect park water quality issues and the natural environment.

    Why is Larrabee State Park such a great place to find fossils? What are plate tectonics? Come learn about the geology of the PNW with Hank and Miles.

Lime Kiln Point State Park

  1. Park Explorations

    August 21, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Park Naturalist Dr. Bob Weathers as he leads two hour explorations of the park while sharing all about our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea! Meet at the Park Interpretive Center Orca Sculpture. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trail and shoreline conditions. Brought to you by the Friends of Lime Kiln Society

  2. Park Explorations

    August 21, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Park Naturalist Dr. Bob Weathers as he leads two hour explorations of the park while sharing all about our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea! Meet at the Park Interpretive Center Orca Sculpture. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trail and shoreline conditions. Brought to you by the Friends of Lime Kiln Society

  3. Intertidal Explorations

    August 28, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Park Naturalist Dr. Bob Weathers as he leads two hour explorations of the park while sharing all about our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea! Meet at the Park Interpretive Center Orca Sculpture. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trail and shoreline conditions. Brought to you by the Friends of Lime Kiln Society

  4. Park Explorations

    August 28, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Park Naturalist Dr. Bob Weathers as he leads two hour explorations of the park while sharing all about our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea! Meet at the Park Interpretive Center Orca Sculpture. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trail and shoreline conditions. Brought to you by the Friends of Lime Kiln Society

Lyons Ferry State Park

  1. Swim the Snake

    August 8, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lyon's Ferry State Park
    Washtucna, WA 99371

    Third annual open-water swim from Lyon’s Ferry State Park to Lyon’s Ferry Marina. Entry fee of $35 includes tee shirt, swim cap, water, refreshments at the end of the course and transportation back to the course starting / parking area. This year, Washington State Parks resumed management of the park. A Discover Pass will also be required to park at the venue. Sponsored by the Blue Mountain Resource, Conservation & Development Council of Waitsburg. The swim is a recreational swim (not a race) across the Snake River from Lyons Ferry State Park site to the Lyons Ferry Marina. The swim is open to anyone 10 years and older. Participants under 15 must swim with a designated adult..

Manchester State Park

  1. Battery Mitchell Open House

    August 21, 4:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Come take a walk through the 1903 gun battery near the beach. A Park Ranger will be on hand to answer your questions. A rare picture notebook will be available for viewing a step back in time.

  2. Guided Beach Walk

    August 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Meet a naturalist to explore the intertidal habitat at low tide. Stroll the shore, investigate unique animals and discover how you can become a Puget Sound beach Steward. Look for the canopy near the beach.

Peace Arch State Park

  1. International Concert Series -Gansango Music and Dance

    August 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    West African drumming, music, dance and stories.

  2. International Concert Series - Halau Hula O Napualani

    August 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    Songs, stories, music and dance from Hawaii.

  3. International Concert Series - Sedentary Sousa Band

    August 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    World’s only seated marching band! With majorette!

Pearrygin Lake State Park

  1. Celebrating Cultures

    August 29, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Pearrygin Lake State Park

    Music and dance from Washington’s diverse communities Saturday, Aug. 29 2 to 5:30 p.m. Pearrygin Lake State Park East camping area – 561 Bear Creek Rd, Winthrop WA Inochi Taiko – Japanese-American Drumming 2:00 – 3:00 Squirrel Butter – Old-Time Variety Duet 3:15 – 4:15 Gansango Music & Dance – Traditions from West Africa 4:30 – 5:30 Free Event! Refreshments and Treats from Room One Bring your own chair!

Penrose Point State Park

  1. The history of Penrose Point

    August 15, 7:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Come join us for the "History of Penrose Point" presented by the Key Peninsula Historical Society. For centuries families have spent summers camping on the shores of the Key Peninsula. Come hear stories of these early campers from the Puget Salish People to the family of Dr. Penrose

    Evening program held in the amphitheater in the campground.

  2. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    August 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

  3. Beach Walks Presented by Harbor Wild Watch

    August 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    Explore the beach with an experienced naturalist to learn about and directly interact with marine invertebrates living on Puget Sound beaches. Walks begin on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Look for signage on the beach for the meeting place.

Saint Edward State Park

  1. Led Kaapana with Mike Kaawa Kenmore Summer Concert Series

    August 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Saint Edward State Park

    Led Kaapana with Mike Kaawa- Hawaiian Presenting Sponsor: The Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts Sponsors: Fazzari Marketing, 91.3 KBCS, Saint Edward State Park Ben & Jerrys – Ice Cream, Smoothies, Shakes, Floats Gips Down-Home BBQ – Pulled Pork, Burgers, Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, & beverages Athenas – Greek Specialty Foods: Sandwiches, salads, specialty Greek fries , & beverages Cathouse Pizza – Variety of pizza options

  2. Leroy Bell and his Only Friends Kenmore Summer Concert Series

    August 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Saint Edward State Park

    Leroy Bell and his Only Friends - Rock and Soul Presenting Sponsor: The Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts Sponsors: Fazzari Marketing, 91.3 KBCS, Saint Edward State Park Ben & Jerrys – Ice Cream, Smoothies, Shakes, Floats Gips Down-Home BBQ – Pulled Pork, Burgers, Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, & beverages Athenas – Greek Specialty Foods: Sandwiches, salads, specialty Greek fries , & beverages Cathouse Pizza – Variety of pizza options

South Whidbey State Park

  1. John Leaser -Discovery Trail Interpretive Walk

    August 8, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Whidbey Island

    John Leaser will lead an interpretive nature hike on the Discovery Trail. It is about .7 miles and kid friendly. Will discuss native trees, plants, and history of the park. John has experience was a WSU Beachwatcher and Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom Volunteer. Meets in the amphitheater. Free Event, Discover Pass Required for Parking.

    Brought to you by the Friends of South Whidbey State Park.

  2. Music Among the Trees

    August 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Whidbey Island

    Frederick Bryan “Lentil Bean”

    Bring a picnic and enjoy great music in the beautiful Outdoor Amphitheater!

    Frederick Bryan worked as a career musician for a number of years before pursuing careers as a writing professor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Poetry Therapist. He had key roles in a number of bands in Oregon’s Willamette Valley including The Blues Bean, The Swing Bean String Band, The Material Guise, Jory and the Stringbeans, and the Neal Gladstone Band. He also performed solo, taught guitar, harmonica, and music theory. Recently retired from “professional” life, Lentil has moved to Whidbey from Austin, Texas, to once again enjoy playing and performing music in the Northwest.

    This is a free event.

    A Discover Pass is required for parking.

  3. John Leaser -Discovery Trail Interpretive Walk

    August 19, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Whidbey Island

    John Leaser will lead an interpretive nature hike on the Discovery Trail. It is about .7 miles and kid friendly. Will discuss native trees, plants, and history of the park. John has experience was a WSU Beachwatcher and Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom Volunteer. Meets in the amphitheater. Free Event, Discover Pass Required for Parking.

    Brought to you by the Friends of South Whidbey State Park.

  4. Music Among the Trees

    August 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Whidbey Island

    Frederick Bryan “Lentil Bean”

    Bring a picnic and enjoy great music in the beautiful Outdoor Amphitheater!

    Frederick Bryan worked as a career musician for a number of years before pursuing careers as a writing professor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Poetry Therapist. He had key roles in a number of bands in Oregon’s Willamette Valley including The Blues Bean, The Swing Bean String Band, The Material Guise, Jory and the Stringbeans, and the Neal Gladstone Band. He also performed solo, taught guitar, harmonica, and music theory. Recently retired from “professional” life, Lentil has moved to Whidbey from Austin, Texas, to once again enjoy playing and performing music in the Northwest.

    This is a free event.

    A Discover Pass is required for parking.

  5. Music Among the Trees

    August 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Whidbey Island

    Frederick Bryan “Lentil Bean”

    Bring a picnic and enjoy great music in the beautiful Outdoor Amphitheater!

    Frederick Bryan worked as a career musician for a number of years before pursuing careers as a writing professor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Poetry Therapist. He had key roles in a number of bands in Oregon’s Willamette Valley including The Blues Bean, The Swing Bean String Band, The Material Guise, Jory and the Stringbeans, and the Neal Gladstone Band. He also performed solo, taught guitar, harmonica, and music theory. Recently retired from “professional” life, Lentil has moved to Whidbey from Austin, Texas, to once again enjoy playing and performing music in the Northwest.

    This is a free event.

    A Discover Pass is required for parking.

State Park Free Days

  1. State Parks Free Day

    August 25, All Day @ All Washington state parks.

    In honor of National Park Service's birthday, today is a State Parks “free day” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities).

    A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife.