1. Ginkgo MuseumWashington's state gem: A trip through history at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
    July 18, 2018 Pacific North Wanderers bloggers Stacy and Brandon share their adventures at a real gem of a state park — Ginkgo Petrified Forest! Explore the ancient treasures at this unique park, and try to imagine this hot, dry land as a once lush and verdant forest. 


  2. Breakfast at Fort WordenCalling all foodies: State parks host farm-to-table experiences, cultural feasts – and ice cream!
    July 11, 2018  Hungry? A growing number of “foodies” travel through Washington on the hunt for culinary delights. If that’s more your style than the standard hot dogs and chips menu, a growing number of state parks have an exceptional pairing for you — fine locally sourced meals and a fascinating locale. 

  3. Highlights of the forestHoofin' it! Exploring Washington state parks by horseback
    June 27, 2018 Are you an avid equestrian or just aching to try it for the first time? We've got trails for that — and riding concessions! Whether you are a seasoned rider or just want to go for a weekend trot, state parks has plenty of opportunities to get you riding high in the saddle!

  4. First Day Hikes 2017Let's have a picnic!
    Eight great parks for dining — and more — outdoors

    June 18, 2018 You know what's fun? A picnic! Today is International Picnic Day and a perfect time to pack your basket and head out for some alfresco dining. Read on for eight great parks for picnicking, and tips for finding good eats to go!

  5. Image of Battery Harvey AllenA visual bombardment at Battery Harvey Allen 
    June 6, 2018 Kathy McConnell, a blog writer and photographer from Kookskooskie, shares her unique visual perspective of the old cannon emplacements and the military remnants of the fort. 
  6. Mount PilchuckChange your altitude at Washington state parks
    May 23, 2018 Gain a new altitude this summer in a high elevation state park. A number of state parks sit above or just below 5,000 feet and have plentiful vistas and trails. Whether you’re training for a trek or you just like the air up that high, let this week’s Adventure Awaits blog help you plan your next getaway.  


  7. New Old Time ChautauquaMaking merry from the desert to the sea:
    Chautauqua returns to state parks for 2018 summer tour

    May 16, 2018 Need a boost for your heart and head? Craving a little merrymaking? You just gotta Chautauqua! This summer the New Old Time Chautauqua returns for a spectacular six-stop state parks tour. Come join the fun!
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