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  1. Parks Commission to review planning, program policies at regular meeting next week

    Posted on March 13, 2019

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will review policies associated with park planning and attend to policy housekeeping details at its regular 9 a.m. March 21, at State Parks Headquarters, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater. Read on...
  2. Central Washington state parks schedule spring program lineup

    Posted on March 6, 2019

    State parks in the Central Cascades region are jumping into the spring season with some fun and exciting new interpretive programs. Mark your calendars and join staff for Junior Ranger programs, birding, post-wildfire examination and much more! Read on...
  1. Annual ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign reminds boaters to get educated

    Posted on March 5, 2019

    With boating season just around the corner, Washington State Parks Boating Program will be participating in the National Spring Aboard Campaign, March 17-23, which reminds boaters to get educated about boating safety. Read on...
  2. Holi celebration returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

    Posted on February 27, 2019

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to celebrate spring at the 2019 Holi Celebration — the Festival of Colors — March 23, at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Read on...
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    Winter fun: Lake Easton

    Lake Easton, between Seattle and Ellensburg, offers lakeside snowshoeing, x-country skiing, fat tire biking, snowmobiling between several Sno-Parks. Sno-Park permit/Discover Pass or seasonal permit with groomed sticker or snowmobile permit. More info...
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    State Parks scarf now for sale

    Feeling chilly with the cold weather? Then get your hands on the new Washington State Parks scarf! This beautiful, high-quality woven scarf lets you proudly support Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program. It sells for $20 (includes tax). More info...