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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. Toy boat building

    July 14, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    build at toy boat at the boat house, led by the Center for Wooden Boats

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  2. Guided Hike

    July 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Take a hike with a guide to lead you.

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  3. How to crab

    July 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Learn how to catch and clean crab. Meet in front of the store.

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  4. Low Tide Beach Walk

    July 14, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Start at the opening in the seawall at the south end of Cama Beach

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  5. Crafts for all ages

    July 14, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet in front of the beach office for crafts, projects will vary from day to day.

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  6. Square Dancing in the Boat House

    July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Square Dancing ?A few times each summer we host a Square Dance at Cama Beach State Park. These are family-friendly square dances and contra dances. No experience necessary – instruction provided The Atlas String band with caller Alex MacLeod.

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Camano Island State Park

  1. Ice Age Animals: Mammoths and Mastodons

    July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Camano Island State Park

    Amphitheater Program Al Elliott Ice Age Animals: Mammoths and Mastodons. See the bones and hear about how they lived.

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Cape Disappointment State Park

  1. Cape Disappointment Waikiki Beach concert series

    July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Waikiki Beach Amphitheater

    Brownsmead Flats

    Folk, Bluegrass and Columbia-Pacific geography merge into a distinctly local musical genre, "Crabgrass"

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Dash Point State Park

  1. LOWEST TIDES OF SUMMER! Beach Naturalist at Dash Point State Park

    July 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Dash Point State Park

    Not only will you witness Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals, you'll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.

    Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Guided hike

    July 14, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join us for a slow-paced, family-friendly, one-hour, 0.9-mile guided hike along the North Beach trail. Beginning at the amphitheater, we will walk through a beautiful old-growth forest and explore local wildlife, plants, geology and history as we make stops along the way.

    This is a one-way hike that ends at the North Beach parking lot. Feel free to join us as we walk back to the amphitheater along the beach, take the same trail back or even explore the bridge. We hope to see you there!

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  2. Discovery Center

    July 14, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Stop by our Discovery Center at Rosario beach anytime from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the displays or talk with our expert volunteers from the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse, the center is jam-packed with animal pelts, microscopes, tide pool critters and a coloring table. A visit here should be on your must-do list while in the park. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  3. Junior Ranger program

    July 14, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Deception Pass Amphitheater

    Join us at the amphitheater for our family-friendly Junior Ranger programs. Beginning at 2 p.m., these programs offer kids of all ages a chance to learn about local trees, wildlife, ecosystems and more. Topics vary each week. Each program includes a short lesson, fun activity and a craft project. The best part is everyone walks away with their very own, very official Junior Ranger badge. We hope to see you there!

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Beach Walk

    July 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Fort Worden State Park

    Explore the ebbs and flows of the marine coast environment.

    Meet at the Natural History Exhibit entrance for a guided low tide walk on the beach with Port Townsend Marine Science Center naturalists.

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Grayland Beach State Park

  1. Windriders Kite Festival

    July 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Grayland Road Beach Approach

    Hundreds of colorful kites dancing on the ocean breeze. Come as a spectator or bring a kite and join in on the activities for all ages. Kite competitions, children's kites and teddy bear drops.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Mini ranger programs

    July 14, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Listen to stories and play games while exploring nature in a family-friendly program designed for children 2 to 6. The mini ranger programs are provided weekly on different topics. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  2. Junior Ranger program

    July 14, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Meet at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Discover amazing animals, wacky wetlands and how to b a steward of parks while participating in a fun family-friendly program designed for youth ages 4 to 12. Junior Ranger programs are provided weekly on a different topic each week. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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Lime Kiln Point State Park

  1. Park and intertidal explorations

    July 14, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Join Friends of Lime Kiln Society's naturalists as they lead explorations of the park and tide pools while sharing all of the cool things in our very own special microcosm of the Salish Sea. Meet at the park Interpretive Center. Please be sure to bring water and wear appropriate gear for rocky trails and shoreline conditions.

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  2. Lighthouse tours

    July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Manchester State Park

  1. Manchester State Park Harbor Wild Watch beach walks

    July 14, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Get to know the unique animals that inhabit the intertidal zone with biologists and volunteer naturalists! Our low-tide walks are FREE and suitable for all ages. Each beach walk will last 60-90 minutes and includes a lesson on beach etiquette.

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  2. Manchester State Park Junior Ranger Program

    July 14, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manchester State Park

    Kids of all ages are encouraged to join our Junior Ranger Program. This 30 minute program will talk about the history, wildlife and plants of Manchester State Park.

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Saltwater State Park

  1. LOWEST TIDES OF SUMMER! Beach Naturalist at Saltwater State Park

    July 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Saltwater State Park

    Not only will you witness Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals, you'll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.

    Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more.

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center formal talks

    June 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018 @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center

    These interpretive talks will immerse visitors in the history of Mt. St. Helens. Participants will travel through time to learn about the devastating 1980 eruption, the ever-changing landscape and story of recovery, the incredible return of wildlife and the important job volcanologists perform every day monitoring the Cascade Mountain range of volcanoes. Programs last 15 to 20 minutes and take place outside at the amphitheater.

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  2. Junior Ranger program

    July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    These family-friendly evening programs are geared towards children of all ages and last approximately one hour. They provide the perfect blend of learning and entertainment for families camping at Seaquest or at the end of a long day trip. Park staff will give lessons on the local and regional wildlife, geology and ecosystems. Fun interactive crafts and activities are also scheduled.

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Wanapum Recreational Area

  1. Wanapum Recreation Area campground program

    July 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Bring the family and enjoy this 45 minute program on a natural, cultural or historic theme related to this park. Topics will vary throughout the summer and will be posted weekly at the park. Bring a chair and meet in the grassy area between the host site and the bathroom.

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