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  1. 18-043 Operation Dry Water: Emphasis patrols target boating under the influence June 29 to July 1

    As part of a nationally coordinated event—Operation Dry Water—State Parks Boating Program and partners are asking boaters to stay sober on the water. Emphasis patrols will be conducted June 29 through July 1. Read on...
  2. 18-042 Be ‘beach-friendly’ this Fourth of July

    Washington State Parks and community partners on Long Beach Peninsula are encouraging safe and responsible celebrations on the peninsula and other Washington beaches over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  3. 18-041 Bring the whole family for dancing and music at Cama Beach this summer

    The Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the free Summer Music and Dance Series at Cama Beach Historical State Park for three weekends in July and August. No dance experience necessary. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Award

    Washington State Parks is proud to have been one of four finalists for the Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). 

    Alas, the Gold Medal award went to Arizona State Parks at the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference on Sept. 26 in New Orleans. 

    We wish to express our hearty congratulations to our friends at Arizona State Parks! Well done!

    This video, created by Parks staff, was our entry as finalist.

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  1. 2018 State Parks Guide on sale now!

    State Parks Guide

    Washington State Parks has published its first guide book. The guide features all of Washington’s state parks, along with articles about activities, interpretive centers, vacation homes, volunteer opportunities and more. This 364-page book is loaded with hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos. It is 6.75 inches wide by 10 inches tall. The guide is available for sale in person and online. 

    More info.