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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. National Safe Boating Week is May 22 – 28

    National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28 this year, and the Washington State Parks Boating Program encourages boaters to keep safety front and center all season long. Read on...
  2. Parking lot south of Deception Pass bridge closes until next year

    Beginning today, April 30, the entire south parking lot at Deception Pass bridge will close to accommodate the contracting firm working on the bridge painting and repairs. Read on...
  3. Willapa Hills Trail section closes for overpass construction

    On Monday, May 3, 1 mile of the Willapa Hills Trail will close for construction to install an overpass for non-motorized recreation access across SR6. The closure is expected to last one year. Read on...
  4. Renslow Trestle over I-90 now open for recreation

    Washington State Parks announced today that the Renslow Trestle is now open for non-motorized recreation. The trestle, located about 6 miles east of the town of Kittitas, closes a major gap on the Palouse to Cascades Trail. Read on...
  5. State Parks commissioners to attend opening of lodge at Saint Edward State Park

    Washington State Parks and Recreation commissioners will attend the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly restored seminary at Saint Edward State Park May 7, in Kenmore. Read on...
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