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  1. State Parks urges Fourth of July celebrants to recreate responsibly

    Posted on June 22, 2022

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe and responsible gatherings in state parks during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  2. State Parks expands Beacon Rock

    Posted on June 15, 2022

    State Parks, with critical assistance from Friends of the Columbia Gorge, purchased a property next to Beacon Rock State Park, which will be used to create safe, accessible pedestrian crossings, a new entrance and egress and additional parking. Read on...
  1. State Parks offers summer-long Folk and Traditional Arts concerts series

    Posted on June 7, 2022

    WA State Parks' Folk and Traditional Arts Program will reprise two of its beloved concert series this summer at Deception Pass and Cape Disappointment state parks. The program also added a third series at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Read on...
  2. Next state land free days are June 11, June 12 and June 19

    Posted on May 31, 2022

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites visitors to enjoy a state park on Saturday, June 11 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, Sunday, June 12 in recognition of Free Fishing Day and Sunday, June 19 in honor of Juneteenth. Read on...
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    Apply for the Northwest Youth Outreach Program!

    Get behind your outdoor passion! Northwest Washington State Parks are looking for King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and Juan County youths aged 14-18 to serve on an advisory committee. Be a part of the future of Washington State Parks and apply! APPLY TODAY
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    Become a Park Host!

    Washington State Parks needs more Park Hosts to help us this summer. Love working with people? Enjoy camping? Passionate about parks and looking for adventure? Become a Park Host! Read on...