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  1. 17-070 It’s snow time: Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

    Washington State Parks announced today that Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase online and through various vendors statewide beginning midnight Wednesday, Nov. 1. Read on...
  2. 17-069 State Parks announces changes to schedule for winter

    Washington State Parks announces its 2017-2018 winter schedule. More than 100 state parks will remain open for camping or day-use activities. Read on...
  3. 17-068 Get in the Halloween spirit at Fort Casey’s Haunted Fort

    Washington State Parks and the Keepers of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse invite the public to experience Fort Casey Historical State Park at its scariest during the park’s 3rd annual Haunted Fort event on Oct. 20 and 21. 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.

What's New

  1. Parks' Marine Crew Gets Deep

    Marine crew - divers (whats new)

    Washington State Parks maintains nearly 120 piers, docks and floats; more than 340 mooring buoys; hundreds of no-wake and swim-area buoys and 60 boat launches. 

    These boating and swimming features, along with island toilets and trash receptacles, stretch from the San Juan Islands to the Columbia River, and to the inland lakes of eastern Washington. They require constant maintenance, repair and reconstruction—services provided by the State Parks Marine Crew. 

    Meet the small team of professional divers and boatmen working tirelessly behind the scenes (in and under the water) to make our state parks great places to play on and in the water.

    More info.