The following are blogs from 2022.
I went on a solo camping trip and here’s how it went…
Step out of your comfort zone with me (Emily, parks staffer) and Scout as we embark on our first solo camping trip!Link to page
People of the Parks: Artist Nina Vichayapai
Deception Pass' first-ever artist in residence Nina Vichayapai found inspiration not just in the natural beauty of the park, but also in the people and communities she encountered during her stay.Link to page
Easy-going hikes in central Washington
Looking for new day-trip experiences or traveling across the state? In the heart of Washington (Kittitas County specifically) you will find three of our parks – perfect for those wanting to check off a few on their must-visit list or newbie hikers looking to hit an easy-rated trail. To help you plan your next adventure, my dog Scout and I took to the trails in Kittitas County to share our experiences and show you why you too should get out and explore these parks. Depending on the time of year and day of the week you plan to head out, these parks could be busy or offer that sort of stillness you have been searching for. Now, let’s check out some of your options for exploration in central WashingtonLink to page
Palouse to Cascades Trail Info – Beverly to Idaho
The Beverly to Idaho Border section of the Palouse to Cascades Trail (PTCT) winds through the beautiful hills and prairies of eastern Washington. If you’re planning to visit, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and know about area closures to have a safe and successful adventure.Link to page
Everything is beachy keen when we keep our beaches
Protecting our beaches is a shore sign to make them safe, clean and fun. There are several ways you can do your part and keep our parks a beautiful place.Link to page
Washington's coastal and island lighthouses
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 lighthouse/s of your dreams.Link to page
Paddleboarding: Give it a try!
Paddleboarding can be a fun, budget-friendly way to unwind outdoors if you know where to go! This is where Washington state parks come in :)Link to page
Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month!
July is National Park and Recreation Month. Celebrate with a giveaway and personal storiesLink to page
Create Community and Connection on Public Lands at Sundaes Outside
Join Golden Bricks Events and State Parks on July 17, 2022, at Dash Point State Park for Sundaes Outside!Link to page
Deception Pass State Park Turns 100!
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Deception Pass State Park with us this summer at free concerts and a community picnic!Link to page
Make your trip to Palouse Falls unforgettable
Our rangers want you to know that, despite its popularity, Palouse Falls State Park offers an off-the-beaten-path type experience. Our team has crafted 10 tips to make your trip memorable – in a safe, happy and positive way!Link to page
Snowy Plover 101
Learn more about snowy plovers and how to keep these cute shore birds safe!Link to page
6 Things to Consider When You’re Getting Married in a Washington State Park
Guest writer Aly Lamoreoux provides tips for planning your State Parks weddingLink to page
Five staycations you'll want to take this spring break
Tips for clam diggingLink to page
The next chapter for Washington State Parks
SurveyLink to page