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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State recreation lands closure extended to May 4

    In accordance with the governor’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, all state lands will continue to be closed to the public through May 4. Read on...
  2. State Parks offers fun (and educational) at-home activities for junior rangers

    State Parks has ideas and materials for fun ways to keep kids engaged with the natural world at home during the governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Read on...
  3. Washington state parks and wildlife areas to close following governor’s order

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas for at least two weeks starting March 25. Read on...
  4. Washington State Parks camp host tests positive for COVID-19

    Washington State Parks confirmed that a volunteer campground host working at Bay View State Park in Skagit County tested positive for COVID-19. The host had worked at the park since early March but has not been active in the park since March 14. Read on...
  5. State Parks Boating Program encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’

    During Spring Aboard Week, March 22-28, the Washington State Parks Boating Program encourages boaters to prepare for the upcoming season by taking a boating safety certification course. For many boaters, it's the law. Read on...
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