News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/7/2020 11:11:29 AM to 8/1/2020 12:00:09 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Reservations now open for many State Parks roofed accommodations

OLYMPIA – July 7, 2020 – Washington State Parks announces that cabins, yurts and other roofed accommodations in more than 30 state parks are now open and available to reserve.

These facilities are located in diverse state park landscapes across Washington — from the coast to Hood Canal, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Cascades forests, Columbia Gorge, Okanogan Valley, shrub-steppe Ice Age flood lands and the Spokane area.

Roofed accommodations at state parks include cabins, vacation homes, yurts and rustic shelters. Teepees, platform tents and even a fire lookout fall into the “rustic shelter” category.

Roofed accommodations will be cleaned and sanitized to COVID-19 standards between uses. To give staff adequate time for these safety procedures, check-in time is now 4 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is still 11 a.m.  

Those staying at cabins, rustic shelters and many vacation houses must bring their own bedding, linens and towels. More details about which vacation homes do provide linens are here.

Reservations can be made online at washington.goingtocamp.com or by phone at 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).

Some helpful links:

  • Status of state parks (which parks are open for day-use only, camping and roofed accommodations, and which are closed). This information is updated as soon as parks’ status change.
  • State Parks COVID-19 response page with guidelines for responsible recreation and frequently asked questions.

A look back at park closures
Following Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington state parks closed on March 25. Many parks reopened only for day use in early May, followed later by campground openings in counties that moved into Phase 2 of the governor’s Safe Start plan. Some Phase 2 county jurisdictions requested that State Parks not reopen camping immediately

News media contacts:
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604
Laurel Haas, Reservations Program, (360) 902-0931

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

 News release number: 20-033

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

State Parks announces free days for 2021

Posted on: September 22, 2020

State Parks Commission to meet next week

Posted on: September 10, 2020

State Parks prohibits campfires statewide

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Next State Parks free day is Aug. 25

Posted on: August 18, 2020

State parks seek volunteers for 2020

Posted on: December 11, 2019

State Parks announces winter schedule

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

Posted on: October 8, 2019

Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Riverside State Park adds cabins

Posted on: August 20, 2019

State Parks announces free day March 19

Posted on: February 25, 2019

Help improve safety on Willapa Hills Trail

Posted on: November 21, 2018

2019 State Parks Calendar on sale now

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

Posted on: October 30, 2018

State Parks announces 2019 free days

Posted on: October 17, 2018

State Parks announces winter schedule

Posted on: October 8, 2018

History comes alive at Sacajawea State Park

Posted on: September 12, 2018

Celebrate autumn at Lake Sylvia State Park

Posted on: September 4, 2018