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  1. State Parks Commission to meet in Anacortes

    Posted on July 6, 2022

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, July 14 at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes. Read on...
  2. Onsite call-in system eases buoy registration for boaters

    Posted on July 6, 2022

    Twelve Washington marine state parks now allow boaters to pay moorage fees by phone. Each buoy will have a buoy number and phone number to call to make payment. Previously, boaters at these parks had to go to shore to pay for overnight moorage. Read on...
  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...
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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...