What is reopening on May 5?
  • State-managed public lands, including state parks, wildlife areas and Department of Natural Resources recreation land. (Please note that it may take staff several days to get to all remote sites to unlock gates.)
  • State-managed boat launches and marinas (day-use services only; no overnight moorage).
  • Some parks may not open immediately due to impacts on rural communities and the potential for crowding. State Parks is working with local communities and its partners to determine the best approach and timing to reopening these areas. Check our website for the latest information about what parks are open and what parks are not.

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1. What is reopening on May 5?
2. Do I need a Discover Pass?
3. What are the "challenges" in opening camping? (Some people claim there's more social distancing practiced while camping than in day-use visits.)
4. Can I get an extension or refund on my Discover Pass for the month-long state lands closure?
5. Will bathrooms or other facilities be open at these areas?
6. Will restrooms at trails be open?
7. Are docks available at marine state parks?
8. Are pumpout stations open for boaters in Washington?
9. Will anchoring be monitored or regulated? How about beach landing areas for dinghies?
10. Since parks are day use only for now, what time will the parks close and all boaters sent on their way?
11. Are playgrounds open?
12. Is camping reopening?
13. Why not allow RV/Trailer camping? (It's all self-contained, etc.)
14. Will I get a full refund for my camping or overnight accommodation reservation?
15. Will state lands close if there are issues with crowding?
16. How can I report any issues of crowding, trash or other concerns of wildlife areas or boat launches to WDFW?
17. Can I still volunteer to help clean up and maintain my local state park?