Updated July 30, 2018: For updated burn ban information on all Washington state parks, view the burn ban list.
Due to smoke from area wildfires, air quality and visibility are fair to poor (depending on weather patterns, such as wind and temperature). There is currently no threat to Alta Lake State Park for active wildfires.
Due to a rise in the level of toxins produced by a blue-green algae bloom, Washington State Parks has closed Anderson Lake to fishing, boating, and swimming. For their safety, please keep your pets out of the water also. The rest of Anderson Lake State...
The Beacon Rock Pumpout Station is Closed for the Winter
Effective July 13, Beacon Rock is open to technical rock climbing with the following exceptions: Stone Soup on the northwest face is closed; East Face is permanently closed to protect rare species and historical resources.
Seasons are subject to closure by the Department of Health for marine biotoxins. Please check the following links to determine closures or season changes
The south campground has been permanently closed due to continued shoreline erosion as well as the loss of sanitation facilities. Campsites continue to be available in the main campground, west campground, and marine water trail campground."
Moorage and rafting limits on the two South End Buoys are restricted to 36 feet. Boats 37-feet and longer are prohibited from using these buoys. Limits are posted on the buoys.
The park is experiencing water system issue. It has been determined that it is due to a water leak. The leak has been isolated and the main system is operating correctly, however The ADA shower rooms at Bogachiel (Upper Comfort Station) are affected by...
Fires are not permitted at anytime.
Sites 11-20, at Cape Disappointment, will be closed indefinitely due to erosion damage.
The North Jetty is closed until October 31st, 2018, due to construction.
The North Head Lighthouse will be open for tours May 1st - July 9th 2018. After July 9th, the lighthouse will be closed for construction until 2019.
The new pump-out is now available for use. The pump is located away from the remote stanchion so when you turn the pump on you won't hear it running. Slightly open the valve and you can tell it is working.
Use caution when recreating on the Spokane River Centennial Trail west of the Barker Road Trailhead (approximately milepost 6.5 to 7.5). The pavement is damaged from flooding that occurred earlier in the season and is sagging and irregular in a number of...
Users of the CPT Trail between Mile Post 162 and Mile Post 163 will encounter large rocks on the trail as well as some flooding. The trail is still passable but users should exercise caution. Cleanup of this area will occur once the area is stable enough...
Unhealthy air quality due to smoky conditions at Conconully State Park
Unhealthy air quality due to smoky conditions at Curlew Lake State Park
No Fires Allowed at any Time.
Oyster Season open year round.Clam Season open year round.Seasons are subject to closure by the Department of Health for marine biotoxins. Please check the following links to determine closures or season changes.
Due to wildfires in the region, Daroga State Park is currently experiencing very smoky conditions with poor air quality.
The project has been delayed by a week and the closure will continue through August 24, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.
The Sand Dune Interpretive Trail pavement is damaged. The trail does not currently meet ADA standards. Repairs are planned to begin in 2019.
There is no dock access to Doe Island until further notice. The pilings and dock were removed due to storm damage.
The Umatilla Rock Trail has a section that is difficult to travel because of a switchback that has been washed out. The trail is navigable by hiking around the northeast point of Umatilla Rock to connect to the Dry Falls Lake Basin.
The City's new 1050 foot float with two pump-outs and a portable toilet dump station is now open for use.
There is currently no potable water available at Flaming Geyser State Park.
Wood fires are allowed only in the campground at Fort Casey. Propane and gas stoves are still allowed in the day use area.
Wood fires are allowed only in the campground at Fort Ebey. Propane and gas stoves are still allowed in the day use area.
Construction on the Non Commissioned Officer's Quarters house and the Waterway House is scheduled for October 15, 2018 until April 15, 2019. Construction on the Hospital Steward's House and the Engineer's House is scheduled for October 15, 2018 until...
Due to possible freezing temperatures, the water at each campsite is turned off from November through February. Exact dates are dependent upon the weather. A potable water supply is located in campsite #93
The North/ Port Townsend side boat launch in Fort Flagler has been closed due to exposed rebar that poses a safety hazard to vehicles and boat trailers. The South/Kilisut Harbor boat launch is still open and available for use.
Seasons are subject to closure by the Department of Health for marine biotoxins. Please check the following links to determine closures or season changes.
Alcohol is not permitted at Fort Simcoe State Park. This policy is strictly enforced throughout the park, including reserved picnic shelters.
Recreation Drive at Ginkgo will be restricted to pedestrian use only through September 15, 2018.
Beginning in 2017, Goldendale Observatory State Park is undergoing significant renovations with the construction of an almost entirely new and larger facility. Operating schedule disruption is possible; please check the website or call for details.
Renovations originally scheduled to begin in 2017 have been placed on hold until further notice.
Fires are not permitted at anytime and there are no barbecue facilities available.
Pets are not allowed on the island.
Due to a failure of Loop A’s drain field, the drain field for the site sewer hook-up has been shut down. To reduce impact to the failed system, we are asking campers to minimize the use of the site sewer hook-up if possible (for example, use the trailer...
Due to abnormally high strength waste negatively impacting the septic system we ask that you do not use any type of additive in your holding tanks. Additive use could result in a failure of the park sewage systems and result in the closure of the park...
The campground at Illahee State Park is currently closed due to sewer system issues. The day-use area will remain open.
The hiker/biker campsites P1 and P2 are currently closed due to the sites being renovated. The length of closure is unknown at this time.
The water reserve is currently out until further notice.
Water is now available again at Jones Island State Park.
Only gas or propane stoves are allowed at Joseph Whidbey. No wood fires are allowed in the day use areas.
Shellfish harvesting in the park is closed until further notice. Clam and oyster populations have declined and are insufficient for harvesting.
Swale Canyon closed due to high fire danger effective 7/5/17 until further notice
Oyster Season April 1 to May 31Clam Season April 1 to May 31 Seasons are subject to closure by the Department of Health for marine biotoxins. Please check the following links to determine closures or season changes.
Kopachuck State Park is open for day-use only. Due to hazardous trees in the forest, the campground area is closed permanently.
By order of the Bureau of Reclamation, this park is closed to metal detecting indefinitely.
Lake Wenatchee - Metal Detecting no longer allowed.
Larrabee State Park is no longer allowing wood fires or charcoal. Only propane or gas cooking stoves are allowed at this time.
The trail system at Leadbetter State Park and the Willapa Bay Wildlife Refuge are impacted by seasonal flooding and are impassable during the winter months.
Equestrian area and trails are open
Due to flooding at Lewis & Clark Trail State Park, there will be limited day use area access and the primitive campsites are not available when the park opens April 1. Conditions can change quickly, so please contact the park for updated information.
Due to wildfires in the region, Lincoln Rock State Park is currently experiencing very smoky conditions with poor air quality.
The swim beach at Square Lake has been closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water. The park will remain open for day use during the beach closure. The Square Lake State Park Property is approximately 13 miles from Manchester State Park....
Currently, the Irrigation system at Maryhill State Park is not working. With hot temperatures, it is likely that visitors may notice vegetation drying out and possibly turning brown. Staff is working diligently to repair the system, but no exact date is...
The day use showers at Maryhill State Park are inoperative. There is no estimated reopening date at this time.
Maintenance is scheduled to take place at the lookout in Mount Pilchuck State Park in 2018 on the following Saturdays: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 19 and September 22. Please be aware that the lookout may be closed at certain times on these days. The...
Please be advised that current trail conditions include compact snow and ice on the trail to the lookout. Please use extra caution and plan accordingly. Hikers are advised to have proper outdoor attire, including sturdy hiking boots and plenty of food...
The pump-out is now operational
The boat sewage pumpout at Orondo River Park has been removed. Daroga State Park has a portable toilet dump station but there are now no boat pumpouts near Orondo.
Palouse Falls State Park is now open regular business hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the closure.
The 2 miles of Palouse Falls County road leading into the park are not regularly maintained. During winter, the road can be hazardous. Four-wheel drive or all -wheel drive is highly recommended. Call service in the area is limited.
Parking at Palouse Falls State Park is limited during high-use periods, such as weekends and holidays. Turnaround for vehicles with trailers and RVs is very difficult during these times. We recommend visitors avoid bringing vehicles to the park during...
Please be advised that venturing beyond the designated viewing area trails at the park is risky. We have posted warning signs at many locations in the park warning people of the risk. Travel beyond these signs is on unmarked, potentially hazardous trails...
Unhealthy air quality due to smoky conditions at Pearrygin State Park
Due to wildfires in the region, Peshastin Pinnacles State Park is currently experiencing very smoky conditions with poor air quality.
The Port of Allyn's pumpout on the Allyn dock was damaged by a boat and is out of service until further notice.
The boat launch and fuel dock will be closed from April 16th through May 31st for renovation. The boat pump-out will remain open but access might be restricted at times.
Reed Island Closed to Camping - No Fires AllowedThe winter floods washed away the only designated campsites on Reed Island. Camping outside of designated campsites is prohibited, so currently only day use is allowed at the park. Fires are currently...
Due to construction the campground is closed. The boat launch, day use and six boat-in campsites will remain open through construction. The boat-in sites are first come first serve. These sites are only accessible by boat. There are no services...
Beginning approximately July 1, 2018, construction activity will begin on the Seminary building and public parking will be heavily impacted. A temporary parking area will be set up to the south of the seminary building. Please contact park staff with...
The playground in Saltwater State Park is being removed for safety reasons
Fires are not permitted at anytime in campground. Fires are permitted in fire pits in the day-use area when a burn ban is not in place.
Washington State Parks has closed the group camp at Sequim Bay State Park due to the instability of the ground, including ongoing shifting and sloughing. The group camp restroom had been sliding towards the bay, and the area was becoming unstable. For...
The Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) is now open. The road to the moorage dock is temporarily closed as we complete construction. Visitors coming by land can access the dock area by parking on the campground side in the day use area. Walk to the moorage dock...
Only gas or propane stoves are allowed at South Whidbey. No wood fires are allowed.
The trail is closed at South Whidbey State Park until further notice. Work will begin on repair in the late spring/ early summer. Please check back to see the status of the trail closure throughout the summer.
Due to wildfires in the region, Squilchuck State Park is currently experiencing very smoky conditions with poor air quality.
This is an old unit and needs to be replaced but this cannot happen until the legislature provides spending authority so please plan accordingly.
By order of the Bureau of Reclamation, the park is closed to metal detecting indefinitely.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
Due to erratic winter weather conditions at the Butte, the road to the summit will often be inaccessible, and snow drifts will block and obscure the entry road. The roadways are not maintained. Four-wheel drive or all wheel drive may be necessary.
Potable drinking water is now available at Fossil Bay and Shallow Bay on Sucia Island.
The Twin Creek Trail will be closed indefinitely, due to down trees and bridge damage. It is unknown at this time when it might re-open.
The Twanoh group camp is closed for the season due to access road damage.
Dry rot has been discovered in the group camp picnic shelter causing immediate closure of the structure until further notice. The group campsite, which includes camping area, fire pit, picnic tables and barbecue, is still available for reservation.
The Schafer Road Ocean Beach Approach is permanently closed. The Bonge Road Ocean Beach Approach is typically open with occasional closures in the winter due to erosion issues.
Due to fungal tree rot, campsites 86 through 190 on the east side of Highway 105 have been permanently closed. This area is completely closed to all park visitors, and barricades have been placed at the entrance to this area. State Parks...
Effective immediately, parking for access to Wallace Falls State Park on Ley Road will no longer be available. The City of Gold Bar has closed the road to parking. The Sheriff’s office will be issuing citations to vehicles parked on Ley Road. At this...
Due to wildfires in the region, Wenatchee Confluence State Park is currently experiencing very smoky conditions with poor air quality.