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  1. State Parks Boating Program hosts marine law enforcement training in Vancouver

    Posted on September 11, 2019

    Washington State Park's Boating Program is hosting the annual Marine Law Enforcement Training Sept. 17 - 19, in Vancouver. Boaters should be aware of on-the-water activity on the Columbia River. Read on...
  2. Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

    Posted on September 9, 2019

    In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required for day-use visits by vehicle. Read on...
  1. ‘Celebrating Cultures’ returns to Pearrygin Lake State Park

    Posted on September 4, 2019

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the “Celebrating Cultures” concert Saturday, Sept. 14, at Pearrygin Lake State Park. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission meets Sept. 19, in Richland

    Posted on September 4, 2019

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider approval of policy options for 2020 agency and supplemental budget request as well as real estate items at its Sept. 19 meeting in Richland. 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