Celebrating 100 years, preparing for a second century
Washington State Parks turns 100 years old this year. Come celebrate!
The Washington state park system was established on March 19, 1913 – and for a century,
people have been making special memories in Washington's beautiful state parks.
We invite you to get out to your state parks and make your own great memories with family and
friends in 2013. Join the birthday celebration by attending any of dozens of events and
activities in parks all over the state, all year long.
Join a fun run or hiking event or take a geocache challenge. Attend a community-park
celebration, cultural festival or fun-packed Centennial activity day. Go to a campfire program.
Take a ranger tour. Visit an interpretive center.
Or create your own celebration with a family trip to any of 117 state parks. Go for the day
to enjoy picnicking, hiking, biking and more. Stay for the night in your tent, RV or a rental
cabin, yurt or historic vacation house. Choose your landscape – from ocean beach, marine park
or forest, to shrub-steppe, dessert or river gorge. Washington's state parks offer something
We hope you'll stay connected: Learn about new events and programs by visiting our
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