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  1. State recognizes Paddle Safe Week July 23 - 29

    Posted on July 14, 2022

    Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation declaring July 23-29 to be Paddle Safe Week. The Washington State Parks Boating Program and Paddle Safe Week will lead a statewide effort to create a culture of paddle sports safety. Read on...
  2. 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...
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
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  1. A flyer promoting Gabby&#39s Dollhouse activities at State parks

    Explore at Parks with Gabby's Dollhouse

    Gabby and the Gabby Cats are waiting for you at Washington State Parks this summer! Pick up a special Gabby’s Dollhouse brochure at participating parks for some cat-tastic outdoor adventures, and Junior Ranger activities as well! Read on...
  2. Young people in circular photos having fun at parks.

    Apply for the Northwest Youth Outreach 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 an advisory committee. Be a part of the future of Washington State Parks and apply! APPLY TODAY