1. High five on Beacon RockNo reservations: A State Parks guide for last-minute campers
    Aug. 21, 2019. Hoping to fit in an end-of-summer camping trip but didn't get around to making reservations? No worries — you may not need them!  You'll find first-come, first-served campsites at state parks across Washington. We've got the scoop on how to score that sweet spot for a night under the stars.
  2. Bagley BeaverBecome a Washington State Parks Junior Ranger!
    Aug.14, 2019 Hey kids! Do you love state parks? If you are aged 4 to 12 you can join the growing team of people who enjoy, protect and serve our awesome state parks by becoming a Washington State Parks Junior Ranger. Are you ready for the challenge? Come learn how today!
  3. Boating at PotholesGrab some chill time at Conconully State Park
    Aug. 7, 2019 Ready to unplug and get away from it all? Conconully State Park is the perfect place for a tech-free vacation. Fish, swim, boat or have a picnic on the expansive lawn at this out-of-the-way North Central Washington park!

  4. Westport Sea lionsIconic bridges get a makeover
    July 31, 2019 State Route 20 icons, the Deception Pass and Canoe Bridges, are getting a much-needed makeover. Don't let that stop you from visiting! Get out your camera — Deception Pass Interpretive Specialist Joy Kacoroski is sharing the perfect vantage points for spectacular shots of these majestic structures and more great ways to enjoy the day at Deception Pass State Park! 

  5. Disc Golf Cage at Paradise Point State ParkSwing into a golf getaway at state parks 
    July 24, 2019 Like to golf? Like to camp? Why not combine these two summer activities for a memorable getaway to a night under the stars and a fun day on the fairways? Check out these state parks that  have a course nearby or even right next door!
  6. 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!


  7. 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!
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