FIrst Day Hikes 2021: Choose your own adventure!
Dec. 16, 2020 Love getting out to Washington State Parks on Jan. 1, for a First Day Hike? So do we! Our New Year’s Day hike tradition might be a little different this year, but we still invite you to grab your mask and get out to renew your outdoor passions! Discover some inspirational ways to get in that First Day Hike and still practice responsible recreation this New Year's!
The snow is falling! Are you ready?
Nov. 18, 2020 Winter 2020 is shaping up to be a great snow season! But like so many things this year, it's also going to be a bit different. Find out how Sno-Parks are gearing up to help you stay safe and recreate responsibly as you enjoy the outdoors and what you will need -- and need to know — before you hit the slopes!
Give the gift of state parks!
Nov. 5, 2020 Outdoor recreation is one of this year's hottest trends. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors his holiday season? The Washington State Parks online store has a super selection of gifts to fit any budget and recreation interest. Come explore — and shop — today!
Finding a new way to roll in 2020: RVing at state parks
Oct. 21, 2020 The pandemic has cut many a travel plan short in 2020. But it's also given rise to a growing interest in recreational vehicles from travel trailers to full-sized motor homes. Learn from the pros about how to get rolling on a new way to vacation where the journey is as much fun as the destination.
Get Ride on it! Bike Your Park Day 2020
Sept. 23, 2020 Beach cruiser or BMX, recumbent or mountain bike—few transportation modes are more simple and exciting than cycling. Join cycling enthusiasts nationwide this weekend for virtual Bike Your Park Day events or be inspired to register and roll out for your own two-wheeled adventure.
Biking the Apple Capitol Recreational Loop Trail Aug. 31, 2020 A wide, flat, 10-mile trail, big skies, warm weather and great camping — sound like an ideal late-summer bike trip? Look no further than the Apple Capitol Loop Trail. Come along with Tacoma bloggers Brandon and Stacy as they show you how to get the best out of this popular Wenatchee outdoor recreation destination!
Cheers to our volunteers! 2019 State Parks Volunteer Award winner!
Aug. 6, 2020Our 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.
What's the buzz? Pollinators bring beauty — and more — to parks!
July 22, 2020Pollinators 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.