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  1. ‘Operation Dry Water’ targets boating under the influence July 5-7

    Posted on June 20, 2019

    As boaters prepare for the Fourth of July holiday, law enforcement agencies are preparing for Operation Dry Water — a nationally coordinated effort that focuses on boating-under-the-influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement. Read on...
  2. Battle Ground Lake State Park announces Saturday summer evening programs

    Posted on June 19, 2019

    Battle Ground Lake State Park and Clark County institutions and organizations are bringing a lineup of Saturday evening programs this summer for kids and adults. that focus on native plants, animals and geology. Read on...
  1. Be ‘beach-friendly’ this Fourth of July

    Posted on June 18, 2019

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and community partners on Washington’s ocean beaches are encouraging safe and responsible beach celebrations over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  2. State Parks’ McConkey receives top award from international snowmobile association

    Posted on June 13, 2019

    Pamela McConkey, Winter Recreation Program manager, has received the Administrator’s Professional Award for Excellence from the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators. 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