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  1. 18-023 Summer construction at Sequim Bay State Park will affect recreational crabbers, boaters

    Beginning in mid-summer, the boat launch and parking area at Sequim Bay State Park will be closed for at least 18 weeks while contractors replace the park's bulkhead and boat launch floats and make other improvements. Read on...
  2. 18-022 Public invited to comment on possible name change for cross-state trail

    State Parks is considering consolidating and changing the names of the Iron Horse State Park Trail and the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, and the agency is asking the public to weigh in by May 4. Read on...
  3. 18-021 State Parks to apply for grant funding to improve section of Willapa Hills Trail

    State Parks invites the public to learn more about plans for continued development and improvement of a 15-mile section of the Willapa Hills State Park Trail between Raymond and Lebam. Information meeting is April 23, in Raymond. Read on...
  4. 18-020 Washington state parks in Columbia Gorge brace for crowds

    Washington State Parks anticipates heavy use of Beacon Rock and Columbia Hills state parks this spring and summer and advises visitors to the area to plan accordingly. Read on...
  5. 18-019 Sacajawea State Park announces changes to Interpretive Center days of operation

    When Sacajawea Historical State Park reopens April 1 for the season, the days of operation for the interpretive center will be Wednesday through Sunday. On these days, the center hours will still be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read on...
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