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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...
  4. 18-031 Celebrate the 120th anniversary of North Head Lighthouse

    State Parks and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park June 2, in Ilwaco. Read on...
  5. 18-030 State Parks announces three free days in June

    Washington State Parks invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks next month on June 2, 9 and 10. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. Read on...
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