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  1. State Parks receives application to expand U.S. Navy training in select parks

    Posted on February 19, 2020

    Last week, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission received the U.S. Navy’s application to conduct special operations training exercises in 29 western Washington state parks. Read on...
  2. Beacon Rock State Park campsites now available by reservation

    Posted on January 30, 2020

    People can now plan ahead and reserve tent and RV sites at Beacon Rock State Park. Read on...
  1. Admiralty Head Lighthouse undergoes major renovation

    Posted on January 30, 2020

    Visitors to Fort Casey Historical State Park can expect to see the iconic Admiralty Head Lighthouse surrounded by scaffolding and temporarily off-limits to the public. The lighthouse is closed through late summer 2020. Read on...
  2. Help plan for the future of recreation at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

    Posted on January 29, 2020

    Washington State Parks invites the public to give input during the early stages of long-term recreation planning for Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park and Wanapum Recreation Area. The first of several public meetings is Feb. 13, in Ellensburg. Read on...
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    2021 State Parks Calendar photos needed

    We’re looking for photo entries for the 2021 State Parks Calendar. Send us your best of park scenery, people enjoying parks, iconic features of parks, etc. Everyone who submits a photo will have a chance to win a prize package. Deadline is April 1. Read More
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    State Parks Guide

    It may be cold and rainy outside, but you can start planning your spring/summer getaway now! The Washington State Parks Guide helps make planning easy! This beautiful, 360+ page guide features hundreds of full-color photos and a ton of park information. Read More