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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.

Bridle Trails State Park

  1. Discovery hike

    July 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Meet in the main parking lot at Bridle Trails State Park to join park staff in an exploration of forest ecosystems. Explore the unique cultural and natural beauty of this urban state park while discovering the importance of urban green spaces. Programs are appropriate for people of all ages. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. The hike includes one hill, which climbs out of the parking lot. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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  2. Junior Ranger hike

    July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Bridle Trails State Park

    Meet in the main parking lot at Bridle Trails State Park to join park staff in a fun family-friendly exploration of forest decomposers. Explore and play games while discovering the important role of these often underestimated plants, animals and bacteria in forest ecology. The program is designed for children ages 4 to 8, but all ages are welcome. Sturdy shoes, snacks and water are recommended. The hike will include one hill that climbs up from the parking lot. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Wander and Sketch

    July 29, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Draw nature with artist/guide Katie! Supplies provided, meet at the beach store.

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  2. Big bubbles at the beach

    July 29, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Join us in front of the store to blow bubbles that can get 20 feet long. Fun for all ages. Learn how to be able to do this at home.

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  3. Ranger talk

    July 29, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Ranger will set up in front of the store with cool nature or history items to see and feel. The Ranger will share information about the items and try to answer all questions (see if you can stump the Ranger).

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Discovery Center

    July 29, 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 Corp (CCC) 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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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Jazz Port Townsend – The Workshop

    July 22, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    Spend a week living and learning with some of the finest musicians in the jazz world. Led by Artistic Director John Clayton, Jazz Port Townsend is the summer jazz camp designed to take you to the next level of musicianship. There’s a lot to learn at Jazz Port Townsend in 2017. We’ve made changes in our Vocal Track and Educator Track we think you’ll love, and we have several instrumental faculty who are new this year. Whether it’s your first time here or your 31st, you’ll find lots of fresh input on how to improve throughout the year.

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  2. Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop

    July 29, 2018 - August 5, 2018

    The downhome, back-porch vibe of this early acoustic blues program make this week feel like a family gathering. Over thirty of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to honor traditions as well as build skills and inspire new traditions. Jam sessions stretch from the afternoons until dawn.

    This generous community shares your passion and energy, and we can almost guarantee that by the end of the week you AND your playing will be heading in new directions. Daily classes are offered in Delta, Piedmont, Hill Country, and Ragtime styles; blues guitar, finger-picking, slide guitar, harmonica, violin, mandolin, banjo, piano, bass, accordion, ukulele, singing, washboard, gospel choir and history, all taught by masters of early traditions. The faculty concerts at the end of the week are the grand finale to a blues experience you can’t find anywhere else.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Junior Ranger programs at Lake Easton

    July 29, 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 amphitheater near the day use/swim beach parking lot.

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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. Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center wetland guided walks

    July 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Mount St. Helens Interpretive Center

    Visitors will explore the wetland ecosystem of Silver Lake on a flat, slow-paced, 45-minute guided walk. Created from a Mt. St. Helens' eruption thousands of years ago, this area is home to unique flora and fauna, as well as an abundance of migratory birds.

    All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. Program information is advertised daily on the visitor's center front bulletin.

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