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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks Commission to hold special meeting on Jan. 21

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a special virtual meeting Jan. 21, to discuss and select candidates to interview for the state park director position. Read on...
  2. Take a guided snowshoe hike this winter at Lake Easton State Park

    Washington State Parks invites the public to enjoy guided snowshoe hikes this winter at Lake Easton State Park. Guided hikes take place Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend through February. Read on...
  3. Sno-Park use soars — causing congestion, questions

    Washington State Parks' Winter Recreation Program offers tips for outdoor enthusiasts to plan for crowded conditions at Sno-Parks. Read on...
  4. UPDATE: Parks staff releases environmental determination of U.S. Navy training permit application

    Washington State Parks today released a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) finding for the U.S. Navy’s application to conduct special operations training at 28 state parks in western Washington. Read on...
  5. State Parks offers two free days in January

    Washington State Parks will once again offer two free days in January, where visitors won't need a Discover Pass for day-use visits to parks by vehicle. Read on...
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