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  1. 18-034 Commission chooses brand new name for Iron Horse Trail

    The long-distance recreation rail trail that runs from North Bend to the Idaho border has a brand new name – Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The State Parks Commission unanimously voted last week to rename the trail. Read on...
  2. 18-033 Chautauqua tour comes to Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park and nearby communities

    The first stop in the lively and entertaining New Old Time Chautauqua- State Parks tour is June 14 through 20, at Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park, Coulee City and nearby communities of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Read on...
  3. 18-032 New Old Time Chautauqua, State Parks to host community-focused summer events

    Washington State Parks and the New Old Time Chautauqua are once again teaming up for a summer tour of fun and educational events at six state parks and local communities. The tour kicks off June 14. 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. Let our customers become your customers!

    State Parks advertising card

    State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, and visits to parks contribute $1.3 billion each year to Washington’s economy.

    Advertise with Washington State Parks, and make our customers your customers! State Parks is now offering paid business directory listings on select park bulletin boards, hospitality book advertising and rack/business card displays in the following 10 state parks:
    Lake Sammamish
    Deception Pass
    Cape Disappointment
    Fort Flagler
    Lake Chelan
    Lake Easton
    Pearrygin Lake

    More info.