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  3. Accomplishments
  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...
  4. 17-067 Zombies invade Riverside State Park Oct. 21

    Riverside State Park will once again be the setting for the 'scariest half-mile' when the Haunted Zombie Hike returns to the park for its sixth year on Oct. 21. Read on...
  5. 17-066 State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

    Washington State Parks will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Read on...