1. Lighthouse Day 2 thumbnailFollowing the lights above the sea: Washington's coastal and island lighthouses

    August 2022 - Washington enjoys a wild coastline and a rich maritime heritage. The state is home to 21 lighthouses, nearly half of them in and around state parks. So, pick your park or parks, plan a trip and find the lighthouses of your dreams.

  2. Agents of Discovery Logo ThumbPaddleboarding: Your new favorite way to enjoy the water

    July 27, 2022 Guest blogger Aimee Danielson and her family started paddleboarding a couple years ago – and haven’t stopped since! Learn from Aimee's experience as she shares tips and advice from the mistakes she's made - and the many places she has been.

  3. A group of workers gather and pose in front of a State Parks ranger truck.Celebrate Park and Recreation Month with us!

    July 22, 2022 - During this special month, Parks staff weigh in on what parks and recreation mean to them.

  4. A wood carving of a woman holding a fish above her head, interpretive plaque in the foreground.Deception Pass State Park turns 100!

    June 16, 2022 - Happy hundredth to Deception Pass State Park. We all want to be you at 100 years old, still holding concerts and picnics! Hope lots of you readers can come celebrate this milestone anniversary in the park this summer!

  5. Thumbnail Palouse FallsMake your trip to Palouse Falls unforgettable - in a good way!

    April 11, 2022 How to have a safe, happy visit to Washington's state waterfall

  6. Snowy plover on pacific coast beachSnowy Plover 101

    April 1, 2022 - Learn more about snowy plovers and how to keep these cute shore birds safe!

  7. Bride and groom on the beach at Kitsap Memorial State Park6 Things to Consider When You’re Getting Married in a Washington State Park
    March 18, 2022 - Aly Lamoreaux recently got married at Kitsap Memorial State Park. Learn insider tips from her about how to plan your special day!

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