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  1. State Parks seeks volunteers to serve on one of two winter recreation committees

    Washington State Parks is looking for winter sports enthusiasts to serve on one of two winter recreation committees—for non-motorized or for motorized winter recreation. Applications for both committees must be received by Aug. 30. Read on...
  2. Celebrate Micronesian cultures at Saltwater State Park Aug. 25

    State Parks' Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to learn more about the people and cultures of the Micronesian Islands at a first-ever festival Saturday, Aug. 25, at Saltwater State Park in King County. Read on...
  3. Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Aug. 25

    To celebrate the National Park System’s 102nd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Saturday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Award

    Washington State Parks is proud to have been one of four finalists for the Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). 

    Alas, the Gold Medal award went to Arizona State Parks at the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference on Sept. 26 in New Orleans. 

    We wish to express our hearty congratulations to our friends at Arizona State Parks! Well done!

    This video, created by Parks staff, was our entry as finalist.

What's New

  1. Campfire burn bans

    As the summer heats up, several state parks have campfire burn bans in place. For up-to-date information, please view the burn ban list to see if the park you will be visiting has any burn bans or restrictions.

    Please note
    : Conditions can change rapidly, and burn bans can take affect at any time. Check this website often for updates.

    2018 State Parks Guide on sale now!

    State Parks Guide

    Washington State Parks has published its first guide book. The guide features all of Washington’s state parks, along with articles about activities, interpretive centers, vacation homes, volunteer opportunities and more. This 364-page book is loaded with hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos. It is 6.75 inches wide by 10 inches tall. The guide is available for sale in person and online. 

    More info.