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  1. NEWS: ‘Operation Dry Water’ targets boating under the influence July 3-5

    During the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, July 3-5, law enforcement agencies will be launching 'Operation Dry Water' — a nationally coordinated effort focusing on boating-under-the-influence awareness and enforcement. Read on...
  2. State Parks urges Fourth of July revelers to recreate responsibly

    State Parks encourages safe and responsible gatherings during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. With the holiday falling on a Saturday and most public fireworks displays canceled, Parks staff are concerned about large crowds, especially at beaches. Read on...
  3. State Parks adds free days for later this year

    Washington State Parks announces two additional free days in 2020, which replace the two free days lost to COVID-19 related closures in April. The two new dates are Sept. 13 and Oct. 10. Read on...
  4. State Parks partners with outdoor gear rental company

    Washington State Parks announces a new partnership with Arrive Outdoors, an outdoor travel company that provides equipment for hiking, backpacking, camping, winter recreation and other outdoor activities. Read on...
  5. State public lands managers to reopen campgrounds in 22 counties

    Public lands managers from State Parks, WDFW and DNR to reopen campgrounds in 22 counties beginning June 1. Read on...
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