Honoring 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.
Get 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!
Getting crafty indoors while thinking green!
April 22, 2020Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! While it might be a bit harder to celebrate outside in these unprecedented times, you can still honor the day with crafts that help protect and heal the planet. State parks Interpretive Specialist Alysa Adams shows you how!
Connecting with nature through journaling
April 8, 2020 Looking for ways you and your family can stay connected with the outdoors while practicing social distancing? Why not try nature journaling? Whether in your back yard or taking a turn around the block, Jen Gray, a parks interpretive specialist, shows you how to get started on your journaling journey!
A legacy of courage: Washington State Parks honors Women's History Month
March 11, 2020 Women's clubs of the post-industrial era left their mark on many aspects of modern life from politics to education to conservation. Three Washington state parks owe their foundation to just such progressive women. Looking for a great way to celebrate Women's History Month? Check out these three stunning parks!
Road trip adventures: Birds of the Olympic Peninsula
Feb. 26, 2020 Birdwatching can be one of the most relaxing and intriguing activities you can do outdoors, especially in winter when migratory waterfowl pass through. Keeping an eagle eye out for some sweet spots to observe these denizens of the water and sky? Look no further — we've got a spectacular road trip plan for you!
Taking the plunge: Cold water diving at state parks
Feb. 5, 2020 Did you know that some Washington state parks don't stop where the water begins? Some of our shore side parks are popular diving spots where you can discover a fascinating new outdoor experience.