Camping 101: Getting the most from your state park visit
May 6, 2021 Outdoor recreation is the hottest vacation trend of the year, and it doesn't show any sign of waning! We know a lot of you are new to camping in these (dare we say it?) unprecedented times. We want you to get the most from your visit, so check out these FAQ's to help put you in the know before you go, go GO!
Cheers to our volunteers! 2020 State Parks Volunteer Award winners April. 18, 2021 Our dedicated State Parks volunteers enrich the parks experience the year round for visitors and staff alike. Once a year we like to honor these hard-working, giving folks for the outstanding work they do. Here are our 2020 State Parks Volunteer Award winners.
Celebrate State Park's Birthday with an 'Adventure!'
March 15, 2021 Step into spring with a State Parks' Adventure! Geocaching Adventure Lab is a fun, new way to combine a day of outdoor discovery with a treasure hunt. Bonus: Enjoy a free day in the park when State Parks turns 108 on March 19!
They're just snow fun! Parks opens new options for snow play
Feb. 23, 2021 This winter is turning out to be one of the all-time most popular snow seasons in Washington! Record-level crowds are hitting the slopes. That's why we've opened four new Sno-Parks for non-motorizes winter recreation. Learn where to go for fun in the snow and get some tips for staying safe while having fun outdoors!
FIrst Day Hikes 2021: Choose your own adventure!
Dec. 16, 2020 Love getting out to Washington State Parks on Jan. 1, for a First Day Hike? So do we! Our New Year’s Day hike tradition might be a little different this year, but we still invite you to grab your mask and get out to renew your outdoor passions! Discover some inspirational ways to get in that First Day Hike and still practice responsible recreation this New Year's!
The snow is falling! Are you ready?
Nov. 18, 2020 Winter 2020 is shaping up to be a great snow season! But like so many things this year, it's also going to be a bit different. Find out how Sno-Parks are gearing up to help you stay safe and recreate responsibly as you enjoy the outdoors and what you will need -- and need to know — before you hit the slopes!
Give the gift of state parks!
Nov. 5, 2020 Outdoor recreation is one of this year's hottest trends. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors his holiday season? The Washington State Parks online store has a super selection of gifts to fit any budget and recreation interest. Come explore — and shop — today!
Finding a new way to roll in 2020: RVing at state parks
Oct. 21, 2020 The pandemic has cut many a travel plan short in 2020. But it's also given rise to a growing interest in recreational vehicles from travel trailers to full-sized motor homes. Learn from the pros about how to get rolling on a new way to vacation where the journey is as much fun as the destination.