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  1. 17-054 Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Friday, Aug. 25

    To celebrate the National Park System’s 101st birthday, Washington State Parks is offering free entrance to state parks on Friday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Read on...
  2. 17-053 State Parks seeks partners to help provide visitor amenities, services

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is reaching out to identify qualified partners to work with in developing recreational facilities and services for the public in four state parks. Read on...
  3. 17-052 Washington State Parks seeks new members for Snowmobile Advisory Committee

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to nominate snowmobilers from eastern Washington to serve on the Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC). Read on...
  4. 17-051 State Parks urges extra caution during heat wave

    With the potential for record-breaking heat across the state this week, Washington State Parks urges campers to be extra cautious with campfires and to be aware of the possibility of campfire restrictions in some state parks. Read on...
  5. 17-050 State Parks launches campaign with pro football’s Luke Willson

    State Parks and Luke Willson are teaming up to promote Washington's amazing state parks. Through the remainder of the summer, people can enter to win Willson memorabilia through a social media trivia quiz. Read on...