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  1. Start off the new year with a First Day Hike at a Washington state park

    Posted on December 12, 2018

    Washington State Parks is offering nearly 40 different hikes, fat bike rides, snowshoe treks and even a paddle on Puget Sound for the annual First Day Hikes taking place Jan. 1. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces special winter hours for Ginkgo Petrified Forest interpretive center

    Posted on December 10, 2018

    Visitors can now experience the natural wonders of Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park in winter. The park's interpretive center, near Vantage, will be open on specific weekends through Feb. 17. Read on...
  1. Daniels Real Estate transfers woodland property to expand Saint Edward State Park

    Posted on December 3, 2018

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has accepted a transfer of nearly 10 acres of undeveloped woodland property from Daniels Real Estate LLC of Seattle to expand Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA. Read on...
  2. Guided snowshoe hikes offered at Lake Easton State Park

    Posted on November 29, 2018

    Washington State Parks invites the public to participate in family-friendly, guided snowshoe hikes this winter at Lake Easton State Park, just 17 miles east of Snoqualmie Summit. Read on...
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  1. 2019 Washington State Parks Calendar Cover Image

    2019 State Parks wall calendar on sale

    The 2019 State Parks wall calendar is now on sale and features brilliant color photos representing some of the park system’s premier and unique features. Calendars sell for $20.99 plus tax. Order by Dec. 17 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Read on...
  2. Embrace Your Nature

    2018 State Parks Guide

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has published its inaugural Washington State Parks Guide. Read More