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Posted on: October 9, 2014

14-064 Zombie Hike returns to Riverside State Park Oct. 25

Family event touted as ‘scariest half-mile hike ever’

OLYMPIA – Oct. 9, 2014 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park Foundation invite the public to attend the third annual “Return of the Zombies” hike in Riverside State Park.

The annual pre-Halloween event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Road, in Nine Mile Falls. (Directions: http://j.mp/7mileairstrip.)

Touted as the “scariest half-mile hike ever,” the event is open to all ages. Admission to the haunted zombie hike is $10 for adults; $5 for youths age 3 – 12; and free for children under 3. Adults are issued a flashlight, and kids ages 3 to 12 receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet that come with the admission fee. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed at the event.

The event is a fundraiser for the Riverside State Park Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to support the park. The Foundation has covered the cost of the Discover Pass so that event participants do not need to display the Pass for vehicle access to the event.

About the event
At this outdoor version of a haunted house, participants hike one half mile through the woods at the park, while volunteer “zombies” provide the scary atmosphere. Participants should be prepared to walk over uneven terrain and wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Organizers will be selling hot chocolate and coffee. In addition, there will be a DJ and a warming fire.

For more information, contact Cherie’ Gwinn, 509-465-5066 or cherie.gwinn@parks.wa.gov.

About Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park is a 14,000 acre camping park located on the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers. The park provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including miles of hiking, biking, off-road and equestrian trails, water sports, interpretive activities and more. For more information, visit: http://www.parks.wa.gov/573/Riverside.

About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Follow Washington State Parks:

Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Media contacts:
Cherie’ Gwinn, (509) 465-5066
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388

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