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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Ranger Talk

    May 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    A Park Ranger brings cool stuff out to a table in front of the historic store and interacts with guests on what the items are and how they were used. Items that could be on the table include: a whale rib, red tail hawk (stuffed), a beaver (stuffed), whale lice, and many other items the Ranger thinks are cool.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Spoon Carving

    May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Spoon carving is quickly becoming one of the most iconic green woodworking projects in the world today and rightfully so. Folks find themselves seriously addicted to spoon carving, always chasing the perfect design. The subtle curves and fairly strict design requirements make this a great project for both the beginner and the experienced.

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  2. Green Woodworking: Carving Spoons and Shrink Pots

    May 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this course participants will receive full immersion into carving greenwood with hand tools. You will learn to use a slojd knife, an axe, and other tools, to make chopsticks, butter spreaders, cutting boards, coat hooks from limbs, salt spoons, eating spoons, and other cooking utensils. You will also learn to make canisters using the shrink box technique as well as small cups and bowls. We'll explore decoration techniques including chip carving, kolrosing, painting, and oil finishing. During this five-day session there will be ample time for discussions, demonstrations and guided practice sessions. Topics covered will include acquiring and caring for tools, refining knife and axe technique, understanding wood and grain, exploring the many facets of good design, as well as splitting and cutting theory. Enjoy a week in the woodshop immersed in the many possibilities of GREEN WOOD.

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  3. Hand Tool Heaven: Joinery Intensive

    May 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This class offers an introduction to the most essential joinery techniques that every woodworker should know. Learn the fundamentals of layout, sawing, and chisel work.

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Riverside State Park

  1. Round the Clock 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race

    May 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 26, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Riverside State Park

    The 20th annual "24 Hours Round the Clock" is a 24 hour mountain bike race at Riverside State Park, Spokane, WA. Racing begins at noon on Saturday and ends at noon on Sunday. Teams from 4 person to 10 person, and solos crazy enough to go it alone, compete for medals, prizes and bragging rights.

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  2. Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Races

    May 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Riverside State Park

    Hosted by Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Races. "Our main goal is fun. Part of the fun is keeping things simple. We don’t have a bunch of age groups, multiple start times (although reserve the right to break groups into separate start times for safety reasons) etc. We have a different course each Wednesday that will challenge you in different ways. You will have the option of going 1 lap or 2 laps."

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Rockport State Park

  1. Monday Health Hikes

    May 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Get your fun and fitness with a healthy hike in the park.

    Mondays (Jan. 28 - Jun. 10, except Memorial Day, May 27)

    Leaves from the parking area at Rockport State Park, 51905 Highway 20 (milepost 95) at 11 a.m. Hike will last approximately 1-2 hours depending on pace. We will leave as a group guided by park staff or a volunteer, and maintain a moderate social pace. Attendees are welcome to divide off in order to go at their own pace. Hike is about 3 miles on the Evergreen Trail (though we will point out shortcuts if anyone wants a shorter walk)

    Rain or shine, wear shoes that can get muddy.

    Bonus - 100-mile challenge: if you walk 100 miles within Rockport State Park in 2019, then you can receive a custom-made walking stick by local artist Don Smith! Log your miles on the clipboard near the park office, we will keep track of the totals.

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Morning guided forest walk

    May 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Seaquest State Park

    Meet at the playground in the day-use area. This 1-mile, flat-terrain guided walk will take visitors through the rich understory of forest plants and beneath towering tall trees. Along the way, learn about the park’s ecosystem and the critters that call this place home. Visitors of all age are welcome.

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  2. Junior Ranger evening program

    May 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park

    This family-friendly evening program is geared toward children of all ages. Park staff will provide educational lessons on a variety of topics, including the natural environment and local wildlife, nocturnal animals, sensory exploration, geology and hiker preparedness. Each program will include an interactive craft or activity and last approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancelation due to inclement weather, staffing availability, and attendance levels. **

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