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  1. 18-001 ‘Great Balls of Fire’ returns to Cama Beach, Camano Island state parks

    Washington State Parks and partners on Camano Island invite experienced and novice geocachers for a weekend of discovery, fun, volunteering and more at the ninth annual "Great Balls of Fire" event, Feb. 3-4, at Cama Beach and Camano Island state parks. Read on...
  2. 17-082 First two State Parks free days of 2018 coming up in January

    Washington State Parks is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits. The first day is Jan. 1, New Year's Day, and the second is Jan. 15, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Read on...
  3. 17-081 Healthy Hikes return to Rockport State Park in 2018

    Washington State Parks invites the public to get walking in 2018 with a Healthy Hike at Rockport State Park. To encourage participation, park’s staff are adding incentives for those who hike 100 miles at Rockport in the coming year. 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. Buy your 2018 State Parks 
    wall calendar today


    2018 State Parks wall calendar (whats new)

    The Washington State Parks 2018 wall calendar is available for purchase. 

    The 2018 State Parks calendar features brilliant color photos representing some of the park system’s premier and unique features. Many photographs capture spectacular park views, including a fascinating photo of Gardner Cave at Crawford State Park, an inviting view at Skagit Island Marine State Park in the San Juan Islands and a fairytale scene of a cabin in the woods at Kitsap Memorial State Park.


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