Buy your State Parks 2013 Centennial calendar today!
The Washington State Parks 2013 Centennial wall calendar is now available for purchase!
The calendar represents 100 years of Washington state parks. Established on March 19, 1913, Washington
State Parks is one of the oldest and largest park systems in the country. The calendar represents the
development of your beautiful Washington state parks from the first park land donated in 1915, to the
more than 100 developed state parks all across Washington.
Historic photos are courtesy of the State Parks Archive Collection and include a 1919 public meeting
and picnic to discuss Deception Pass becoming a state park, a family picnicking at Moran State Park in
the 1920s, a Civilian Conservation Corps crew from the 1930s, a State Parks truck and ranger from the
1950s, the historic John R. Jackson House from 1914 and more.
Each month of the calendar features photos and other memorabilia from each decade from the 1910s to the present.
The calendar size is larger than previous editions. It measures 14 inches x 9.875 inches (closed) and
14 inches by 19.75 inches (opened). The calendar sells for $18.50 plus tax and is available for purchase
at State Parks Headquarters or online through the Department of Enterprise Services print-on demand program.
To purchase online, visit
or call State Parks Headquarters at (360) 902-8500.
The State Parks 2013 Centennial calendar is sure to become a collector's item, so order your calendar today!
Please note: When ordering online, you will need
to create an account to finalize your order.
Give the gift of the great outdoors – buy a Discover Pass today
This year, why not buy the Discover Pass for family and friends – and give them an entire year of
recreation fun on Washington's beautiful state-managed recreation lands? The Discover Pass is now required
for day visits to state parks and also provides access to millions of acres of state recreation lands,
including trailheads, wildlife and natural areas, heritage sites and water-access points. One pass can be
transferred between two vehicles.
The Discover Pass gets you access to trailheads with hundreds of hiking adventures, vistas and heritage
sites where you can learn about the history of our state, a variety of water access points, places to
watch wildlife and some of the most diverse landscapes in the nation.
If you're a grandparent who wants to "buy one for the kids," or a friend who wants to tuck a pass into
a nice new pair of hiking socks, the Discover Pass is a great value. The $30 Discover Pass makes a
perfect gift for the active outdoor family and friends who love our beautiful state. It's a gift they
can enjoy all year long. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
or call (866) 320-9933.
Washington State Parks Gift Certificates
Give the gift of the great outdoors! Washington State Parks gift certificates
are available in $5 and $10 increments and can be used for stays at campsites, cabins, vacation houses
A State Parks gift certificate makes the perfect gift for the new or seasoned outdoor enthusiast.
For more information, call Washington State Parks at (360) 902-8500.
Support Washington State Parks – purchase a special license plate
As a Washington driver, now you can have the best of both worlds in a license
plate for your car – your special message against the beautiful background image
of the Washington State Parks special license plate. The special design plate showcases
natural features from state parks on both sides of the mountains – with a collage
image that includes recognizable features such as Wallace Falls and Lake Wenatchee
state parks. And your special message? Well, that's up to you!
The license plate sells for $40 plus regular tab renewal fees, with $28 of the
plate cost going to State Parks. After the first year, the cost for motorists to
keep the specialty plate will be $30 in addition to tab renewal fees, with $28 going
to State Parks. Fees to personalize your specialty license plate vary.
The Department of Licensing website has more information on purchasing the
specialty license plate
and how to personalize your
specialty license plate.
Washington State Parks' icon prints for sale
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has developed a series of
prints featuring state parks throughout Washington. More than 70 state parks icon prints are available for
purchase, with more to come. The prints represent the diverse and distinctive character of Washington state parks.
Every picture captures a particular feature of natural, cultural, historical or recreational
significance. As a group, the icons reflect the beauty of Washington state and the wonderful opportunities
available to the public in their state parks. Individually, the icons are intended to inspire memories of
visitors' favorite parks and experiences.
The icon prints are ideally suited for framing in either the home or office. Prints are available in two sizes:
|14" x 22"|| ||$16
|10" x 15"|| ||$11
|*(exact sizes may vary)
To place an order by credit card, call (360) 902-8844 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
A selection of the prints are available for purchase online.
View the entire series of icon prints and place your order today!
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemorative Stamps First Day Issue
Add to your collection or give as a present!
In honor of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, Washington State Parks and Recreation
Commission is offering for sale commemorative stamps on two specially designed envelopes. The postmark
records May 14, 2004, the date of the First Day of Issue and precisely 200 years after the day that the
Lewis and Clark Expedition began its journey up the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.
Cachet design 1:
Landscape of Cape Disappointment as it likely appeared to members of the Expedition
during their final miles of travel to the shores of the Pacific.
Cachet design 2:
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park,
situated atop the rugged cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The Commemorative Stamps:
- Portrait of Meriwether Lewis
- Portrait of William Clark
- Representation of Lewis and Clark on a promontory looking over the countryside
Purchase special First-Day Issue stamps
- Individually for $15 per envelope, stamped with all three commemorative stamps, or
- As a set of two stamped envelopes for $25
Stamps can be purchased at Cape Disappointment State Park - Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center bookstore.
For more information, please call (360) 642-4144.
Discounts and Special Offers on Vacation Houses
Fall asleep in the lap of history, with a vacation or retreat staged at an overnight
heritage place/vacation house. Eight parks offer overnight accommodations: Cape Disappointment,
Fort Columbia, Fort Flagler, Fort Worden, Kitsap Memorial, Millersylvania, Moran and Pearrygin Lake.
The fall, winter and spring seasons are great times to experience uncrowded and tranquil Washington
state parks. And many parks offer discounted prices for overnight stays at a vacation house from
November through March each year. For more information, visit the vacation house Web page.
Just another day in the park... Now you can enjoy the breathtaking
views seen in Washington state parks without stepping away from your
computer. Of course, the scenery is always better in person, so take
a break and plan a picnic, an afternoon walk or an overnight camping
trip. With 121 parks statewide, there are plenty of scenic locations
to choose from.