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  1. New Keystone Boat Launch will open in June at Fort Casey

    Posted on March 16, 2023

    Construction is underway for the new Keystone Boat Launch at Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island. Boat ramp installation will occur in April and new floats arrive in late May. Read on...
  2. Major improvements planned for Lake Sammamish State Park’s Sunset Beach

    Posted on March 7, 2023

    In just a few weeks, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission plans to begin work on several improvements and upgrades that will revitalize the Sunset Beach area of Lake Sammamish State Park. Read on...
  1. New bypass reconnects two communities on Palouse to Cascades Trail

    Posted on February 28, 2023

    Next month a section of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail will become more contiguous, allowing trail users to avoid a 19-mile road detour between Ralston and Marengo. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission to meet virtually for work session

    Posted on February 22, 2023

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regularly scheduled commission work session virtually on March 1. Read on...
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  1. State Parks Park Aide Recruitment Graphic

    Become a seasonal Park Aide!

    Do you want to work outdoors as a valued member of our team preserving Washington’s treasured lands, waterways and heritage? Washington State Parks will hire 305 seasonal park aides this spring, and you could be one of them! Read on...
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    Apply for the Northwest Youth Leadership Program!

    Northwest Washington State Parks are looking for King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, Thurston, Pierce and Juan County youths aged 14-18 to serve on a leadership committee. Be a part of the future of Washington State Parks and apply! APPLY TODAY