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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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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. Crafts for all ages

    July 21, 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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Cape Disappointment State Park

  1. Cape Disappointment Daily Activities - Shaping the River

    July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    Explore the need and development of the Columbia River jetty system from 1885 to today. Meet at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Difficult, 1.2 mile.

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  2. Cape Disappointment Evening Program - In Defense of the River

    July 21, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    A glimpse at Fort Canby from the Civil War to World War Two.

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Guided hike

    July 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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. The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

    July 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018

    The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the wild heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers.

    Whether you’re new to writing, and seeking an inspirational environment to create new work; or simply desire to renew and recharge yourself in a writing retreat, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference gives you the craft and connections to make breakthroughs in your work.

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  2. Abakis concert

    July 21, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Fort Worden State Park

    Abakis (aka Aba Kiser) creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds. Her music is a delicate blend of classic soul, powerhouse vocals and kottke style fingerpicking.

    Don't miss your chance to see this talented musician in a quaint little venue.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Lake Easton campground program

    July 21, 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. Meet at the amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Mini ranger programs

    July 21, 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 21, 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. Wolf Hollow wild things

    July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lime Kiln Point State Park

    Stop by to look at the educational displays at the Wolf Hollow table. Naturalists from the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are available to answer all your questions about local wildlife and spark an interest in the many wild creatures that live all around us.

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Manchester State Park

  1. Manchester State Park Junior Ranger Program

    July 21, 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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Olmstead Place State Park

  1. Junior Ranger programs at Olmstead Place

    July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM

    Become a Junior Ranger! Activities and games for children will entertain adults as well. Adults are required to stay with their children during programs. Meet at the south end of N. Ferguson Road (circle parking lot nearest I-90).

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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 21, 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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