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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...
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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. Let our customers become your customers!

    State Parks advertising card

    State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, and visits to parks contribute $1.3 billion each year to Washington’s economy.

    Advertise with Washington State Parks, and make our customers your customers! State Parks is now offering paid business directory listings on select park bulletin boards, hospitality book advertising and rack/business card displays in the following 10 state parks:
    Lake Sammamish
    Deception Pass
    Cape Disappointment
    Moran
    Fort Flagler
    Lake Chelan
    Maryhill
    Lake Easton
    Riverside
    Pearrygin Lake

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