1. collageCheers to our volunteers! 2019 State Parks Volunteer Award winner!
    Aug. 6, 2020 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.


  2. collageWhat's the buzz? Pollinators bring beauty — and more — to parks!
    July 22, 2020 Pollinators make more than just a pretty picture! Animals that fly, crawl and leap among flowering blooms are essential to the flowers we love and the foods we eat. Explore all the gifts pollinators bring us with Parks Interpretive Specialist Kevin LIeske.

  3. CoastSaversMake it a beach-friendly Fourth of July
    June 29, 2020 Washington's Coast is a popular July 4th destination. It's also a precious resource and habitat for humans and marine life alike. Learn about how to have a fun, safe and beach-friendly Fourth of July from the dedicated folks at CoastSavers!
  4. tCommute to the great outdoors -- try working from a park!
    June 19. 2020  This year has brought rapid change in the way we do most everything, including work and vacation. Why not combine the two? Grab your laptop and try a mid-week work adventure at a Washington state park! 

  5. Plumose AnemonesNorth Head Lighthouse celebrates 122 years
    June 9, 2020 North Head Lighthouse just turned 122 -- and it's looking better than ever. Read all about the decade-long restoration process in this blog by Parks Interpretive Specialist Stephen Wood, and be inspired to visit this beautiful landmark soon at Cape Disappointment State Park.
  6. Mount St. Helens 40th logoHonoring the 40th "Eruptiversary" of Mount St. Helens
    May 14, 2020 The cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens was 40 years ago this month.Learn about it from those who witnessed it firsthand! Alysa Adams, parks interpretive specialist at the Mount St. Helens Visitor's Center, reflects on this monumental event and shares the words of those who saw this Earth-changing event unfold.


  7. Peace Arch WeddingGet your ship in shape for spring!
    May 11, 2020 Boating season may be getting off to a late start, but it's no less of a great start! The weather is warming up and we bet you are ready to hit the water. Before you do, it's a good idea to perform a spring maintenance check. Here's some handy tips and reminders for getting your craft ready for fun!
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