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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Friday night dinner

    January 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    This Friday, from 5-8, we're hosting another of our popular Dinner in the Park series. To see the full menu, click our FB page. For reservations, call 360-387-3266 or send us a PM. Hope to see you then!

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Commission and public meetings

  1. Regular Commission Meeting

    January 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Work session: Tolmie State Park 7730 61st Ave. NE Olympia, WA 98506 Commission meeting: Hampton Inn and Suites 4301 Martin Way E Olympia, WA 98516

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Birdwalk in the park at Lake Sammamish State Park

    January 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    A morning to explore a haven for birds and wildlife in Issaquah

    This urban park offers a wide assortment of birds and habitats due to its varied ecosystems. The trip will involve walking approximately 2-3 miles. Dress appropriately (rainproof in layers; some of the trails can be muddy if wet).

    Meet just inside the main entrance, take the first left into the large parking lot and meet at the northeast end at 8:00 a.m. $10/vehicle park entry fee or Discover Pass. NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Presented by the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park

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Rockport State Park

  1. Deep Forest Experiences and Discovery Center at Rockport State Park

    January 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will provide 30- to 45-minute guided hikes through the lush forest that includes ancient fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees, some towering 250-feet tall and more than 300 years old, including “Grandmother Cedar.”

    At the family-friendly Discovery Center, participants can enjoy refreshments while warming up by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read a book, make crafts and create a puppet show.

    Once the eagles have come and gone along the Skagit River, keep an eye out for uniquely themed walks and talks taking place at the Discover Center.

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  2. Deep Forest Experiences and Discovery Center at Rockport State Park

    January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will provide 30- to 45-minute guided hikes through the lush forest that includes ancient fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees, some towering 250-feet tall and more than 300 years old, including “Grandmother Cedar.”

    At the family-friendly Discovery Center, participants can enjoy refreshments while warming up by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read a book, make crafts and create a puppet show.

    Once the eagles have come and gone along the Skagit River, keep an eye out for uniquely themed walks and talks taking place at the Discover Center.

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  3. Deep Forest Experiences and Discovery Center at Rockport State Park

    January 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will provide 30- to 45-minute guided hikes through the lush forest that includes ancient fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees, some towering 250-feet tall and more than 300 years old, including “Grandmother Cedar.”

    At the family-friendly Discovery Center, participants can enjoy refreshments while warming up by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read a book, make crafts and create a puppet show.

    Once the eagles have come and gone along the Skagit River, keep an eye out for uniquely themed walks and talks taking place at the Discover Center.

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  4. Deep Forest Experiences and Discovery Center at Rockport State Park

    January 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will provide 30- to 45-minute guided hikes through the lush forest that includes ancient fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees, some towering 250-feet tall and more than 300 years old, including “Grandmother Cedar.”

    At the family-friendly Discovery Center, participants can enjoy refreshments while warming up by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read a book, make crafts and create a puppet show.

    Once the eagles have come and gone along the Skagit River, keep an eye out for uniquely themed walks and talks taking place at the Discover Center.

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  5. Deep Forest Experiences and Discovery Center at Rockport State Park

    January 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will provide 30- to 45-minute guided hikes through the lush forest that includes ancient fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees, some towering 250-feet tall and more than 300 years old, including “Grandmother Cedar.”

    At the family-friendly Discovery Center, participants can enjoy refreshments while warming up by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read a book, make crafts and create a puppet show.

    Once the eagles have come and gone along the Skagit River, keep an eye out for uniquely themed walks and talks taking place at the Discover Center.

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  6. Deep Forest Experiences and Discovery Center at Rockport State Park

    January 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will provide 30- to 45-minute guided hikes through the lush forest that includes ancient fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees, some towering 250-feet tall and more than 300 years old, including “Grandmother Cedar.”

    At the family-friendly Discovery Center, participants can enjoy refreshments while warming up by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read a book, make crafts and create a puppet show.

    Once the eagles have come and gone along the Skagit River, keep an eye out for uniquely themed walks and talks taking place at the Discover Center.

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State Park Free Days

  1. Discover Pass Free Day

    January 15, 2017 - January 16, 2017

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

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