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  1. State Parks announces final 2020 free days

    Washington State Parks will offer two final free days for 2020 on Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov. 27 (day after Thanksgiving). On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces winter camping, day-use schedule

    Washington State Parks today announced its 2020-21 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. State parks offer ample opportunities for those who enjoy camping in the winter months Read on...
  3. Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

    The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program reminds winter recreation enthusiasts that Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 1. Read on...
  4. Washington State Parks’ 2021 calendar on sale now

    The Washington State Parks 2021 wall calendar makes a great holiday gift and is now available for purchase. Read on...
  5. Next State Parks free day is Oct. 10

    Washington State Parks invites visitors to enjoy a state park for free on Saturday, Oct. 10, in recognition of World Mental Health Day. A Discover Pass will not be needed for day-use visits. Read on...
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