Winter birdwatching on the Olympic Peninsula
Jan. 3, 2018 Don't let the "fowl" weather fool you! Winter is a wonderful time for birdwatching in the Pacific Northwest. And Washington's state parks provide some great viewing of our feathered friends! Grab your binoculars and let us help you plan a road trip sure to make your heart take flight!
2018 First Day Hikes
Dec. 14, 2017 Ring in the new year with one (or even two) of First Day Hikes happening at 34 parks statewide. On Jan. 1, Washington state parks are offering hikes, bike rides, snow adventures and even some science and history lessons. You’re sure to find a hike that appeals to you—body and mind!
Nov. 30, 2017From the lodgepole pines of eastern Washington, to the cedars and spruces of the Olympic Peninsula, these year-round state parks invite you to take a restorative walk and breathe in the forest, hike vigorously and breathe harder, or sit quietly and let the kids have a romp.
Honoring Veterans Day at Washington's coastal defense forts Nov. 8, 2017 Looking for a fun, active way to honor America’s service women and men while you enjoy the Veterans Day holiday? Your state parks are great places to do just that! From coastal batteries to battlegrounds, parks statewide offer opportunities for you to recreate as you reflect
Cool days and cozy nights: Enjoying autumn in a rustic retreat Oct. 26, 2017In fall, camping reservations are easily had. But if a tent is not your bent, it’s also prime time to book a stay in a Washington state park cabin or yurt! At this time of year, these popular rentals have reduced rates and more open dates than in summer! Come explore!
Reel Women Fish: A new cast on the art of the angle
Oct. 10, 2017 Women have always fished and had a minor place in the world of sport fishing. But they are now the fastest-growing demographic in the world of fishing. Come explore the burgeoning opportunities for women to learn to fish and where to find them!
Hunting for fun at Washington state parks Aug. 28, 2017 Fun is where you find it! Summer is waning, but there's still time to squeeze in some fun. A scavenger hunt is a cheap, easy, customizable and engaging way to spend the day outside with the family. Plus, hey—you may learn something! Come explore the nifty discoveries you can find at state parks!