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  1. State Parks partners with healthcare providers to prescribe nature

    Posted on April 15, 2019

    Washington State Parks announces the launch of its Park Rx program, in time for National Park Rx Day on Sunday, April 28. More than a dozen state parks will participate by offering special activities on that weekend. Read on...
  2. State Parks hosts public meeting on Fort Worden Marine Area

    Posted on April 9, 2019

    Lend your voice to the future of Fort Worden Historical State Park and the Marine Science Center. Parks planners will host a public meeting April 18 to introduce alternative development concepts for parts of the park and seek feedback from the community. Read on...
  1. Camano Island State Park camping reservations now available online

    Posted on April 3, 2019

    Planning to go crabbing this season? Now you can make your reservations for a stay at Camano Island State park using the new state parks online reservation system. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance so plan your visit today! Read on...
  2. State Parks announces two free days in April

    Posted on April 2, 2019

    Spring into parks for free this month! Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22 are State Parks free days in honor of spring and Earth Day! You won't need a Discover Pass for day-use parking either of these days. Read on...
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    Pregnant bats get maternity ward

    People and pets are not the only mammals with camping privileges at Fort Casey Historical State Park. Staff recently installed two handmade bat boxes for the park’s bat maternity colony. More info...
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    State Parks Guide

    Planning your spring/summer getaway to state parks? Then get your Washington State Parks Guide to help make planning easy! This beautiful, 360+ page guide features hundreds of full-color photos and a ton of park information. Read More