1. Paddlers at Deception PassGet your feet wet on the Cascadia Marine Trail
    July 17, 2019 If you like to paddle or are thinking about trying it, the Cascadia Marine Trail is a wonderful way to explore the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Along the way, you'll find state parks to pull in at to camp, rest and explore. Your next paddling adventure starts here!


  2. Carly with moonsnailTap into tidepools at Washington state parks
    July 10, 2019 Summer is the time when Pacific Northwest tides are often at their lowest, exposing a rarely-seen intertidal world. That means it's also the perfect time to head out to your Washington state park beaches to explore the miraculous minus-tide zones. BONUS: Western Washington marine education organizations will be out at the shore to show you just how amazing this environment can be. Come explore!
  3. Westport surferEnjoy summer — and a Beach Friendly Fourth — at coastal state parks
    June 26, 2019. It's warming up in Western Washington! If the beach is calling your name, answer it with a day — or two — at a coastal state park. Plus, we've got some great places and ways to enjoy a safe (and legal) Fourth of July in a beautiful setting!
  4. Mountain Biking at Tiger Mountain10 outdoor escapes near Seattle
    June 12, 2019 Seattle is well known as an urban tourism hotspot. But if you are ready for something on the wild side, the Discover Pass is your ticket to world-class outdoor recreation just a short ride from city center. This week we've teamed up with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to bring you 10 top destinations you need to put on your bucket list today!

  5. Boating at PotholesBreak out your boat for a freshwater adventure!
    June 5, 2019 If your boating notion doesn't involve the ocean, you're in luck! Washington's lakes and rivers offer some of the most scenic and fun-filled outdoor recreation in the nation. And you'll find many of them at Washington state parks! Whether you paddle, sail, raft or motorboat, you'll find lots of freshwater opportunities at state parks! 

  6. Westport Sea lionsGuest blog: A two day stay at Twin Harbors State Park
    May 23, 2019 Tacoma travel writers Stacy and Brandon of the Pacific North Wanderers blog are back with a tale of their adventures at Twin Harbors State Park and other nearby parks and attractions. Come along as they get away on a mini vacay at this classic Washington coast camping park 

  7. Check out the MSHVCLearn, play and relax in the shadow of Mount St. Helens 
    May 15, 2019 Looking to celebrate the anniversary of eruption of Mount St. Helens? Make it an overnighter at woodsy Seaquest State Park. It's across the street from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center and on the way up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory and other great viewing areas.
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