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  3. Accomplishments
  1. 17-043 Summer programs at Lake Sammamish State Park invite you to learn and play

    Join Lake Sammamish State Park interpretive staff as they host weekend programs focused on family fun and learning in the great outdoors, now through Sept. 2. Read on...
  2. 17-042 Celebrate the state’s shellfish heritage at Camano Island State Park

    State Parks and the Washington State Parks Foundation invite the public to ShellFest 2017, June 24, at Camano Island State Park in Island County. Read on...
  3. 17-041 Deception Pass State Park hosts 12th season of American Roots concerts

    The Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the 12th-Annual American Roots Music Series this July at Deception Pass State Park. Each free Saturday concert features distinct American music traditions. Read on...
  4. 17-040 Go climb a tree at Deception Pass State Park

    State Parks and Seattle-based AdventureTerra are teaming up to offer guided, educational tree-climbing adventures at Deception Pass State Park. Read on...
  5. 17-039 State Parks invites bicyclists to ‘Ride the Willapa’

    State Parks and partners invite bicyclists on a two-day ride through the hills, forests, farmlands and small towns of the Willapa Hills Trail in Lewis County for the second annual 'Ride the Willapa' June 24 - 25. Read on...