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  1. State public lands managers to reopen campgrounds in 22 counties

    Posted on May 29, 2020

    Public lands managers from State Parks, WDFW and DNR to reopen campgrounds in 22 counties beginning June 1. Read on...
  2. State Parks offers three free days in June

    Posted on May 27, 2020

    Washington State Parks will offer three free days next month: June 6, 7 and 13. A Discover Pass will not be needed for day-use visits to parks by vehicle. Read on...
  1. State Parks Boating Program promotes National Safe Boating Week, May 16 - 22

    Posted on May 12, 2020

    Now that restrictions on outdoor recreation have eased, spring fishing and boating can finally get underway. Every May, the National Safe Boating Week campaign reminds boaters and paddlers about the importance of safe boating. Read on...
  2. Parks announces limited opening for day use

    Posted on May 2, 2020

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the list of more than 100 state parks and properties that will open on Tuesday, May 5, for day use only. Read on...
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  1. Parks reopening welcome back - staff at Riverside

    Welcome back! State parks are open!

    Welcome back! More than 100 Washington state parks are now open — for day use only. With the weather improving, we know many of you will want to get out to a park. Before you go, please be sure to check our guidelines for recreating responsibly. More information
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    Honoring the 40th 'Eruptiversary" of Mt. St. Helens

    The cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens was 40 years ago this month. Reflect on this monumental event through the memories of those who witnessed this Earth-changing event unfold. More information