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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.

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Alta Lake State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    August 17, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Alta Lake State Park

    Join park staff and volunteers for a showing of nature's smallest animals. From tiny sharks and shrews to a hummingbird that travels thousands of miles each year, we will learn all about some of the tiniest survivors in the animal kingdom. It is a great big world out there, but for these animals, size does not matter!

    Dress for the weather, after the sun goes down temperatures can drop rather quickly. It is also recommended that you bring your own chairs for seating.

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Battle Ground Lake State Park

  1. Summer Saturday evening - Whoooo are you?

    August 3, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Celebrate Owl Appreciation Day by learning about our fascinating feathered friends. Focus on four different species you might see in Washington state. Kids can make an owl craft.

    Presenter: Ellen M. Wilson, volunteer at Columbia Springs

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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  2. Summer Saturday evening - batty for bats

    August 10, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Learn about bats in general, how they help us, and what we can do to help them. Focus on native bats of Washington, especially the little brown bat. Kids can make a bat craft.

    Presenter will be Ellen M. Wilson, volunteer at Columbia Springs and Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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  3. Summer Saturday evening - Volcanoes!

    August 17, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    What do Battle Ground Lake and Mt. St. Helen’s have in common? They were both formed by volcanoes! Learn about volcanoes and our local volcanic history.

    Presenter: Sonja Melender, Mt. St. Helens Institute

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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  4. Summer Saturday evening - Slugs!

    August 24, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Learn about our slimy friends and their important role in our ecosystem.

    Presenter: Marcia Hale, Hillsborough Library director and NAI interpretive guide

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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  5. Summer Saturday evening - batty for bats

    August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    "Bat" by popular demand! Learn about bats in general, how they help us, and what we can do to help them. Focus on native bats of Washington, especially the little brown bat. Kids can make a bat craft.

    The presenter will be Ellen M. Wilson, volunteer at Columbia Springs and Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Signs will guide you to the day-use pavilion for this one-hour program.

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Beacon Rock State Park

  1. Beacon Rock 50K & 25K race

    August 3, 2019, 8:00 AM @ Beacon Rock State Park

    Rainshadow Running hosts this one-day race throughout the park with 25K and 50K loops that cover a mix of pavement, single track trails and dirt roads. The event begins and ends at the Beacon Rock group camp with camping available the night before the race. Contact the organizer for event details.

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Bridgeport State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    August 3, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bridgeport State Park

    Join park staff and volunteers as we dive into the life of the Columbia River Basin salmon. A staple for many centuries, the salmon has had profound effects on the richness of life in the entire Pacific Northwest.

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  2. Outdoor family movie night

    August 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bridgeport State Park

    We have all been there, a summer family vacation turned camping disaster. Join park staff and volunteers for a showing of the 2006 film, RV.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Crafts for all ages

    August 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  2. Low tide beach walk

    August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet at the break in the seawall (at the south end of the beach). • Cama is a rocky beach so wear sturdy shoes or boots. • A Discover Pass or Day Pass is needed for parking. For info: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov. • For more info and for "go/no go" updates if the weather is iffy, contact info: @camabeachfoundation.org. Hosted by Cama Beach Foundation.

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  3. Toy Boat building

    August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  4. Low tide beach walk

    August 3, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet at the break in the seawall (at the south end of the beach). • Cama is a rocky beach so wear sturdy shoes or boots. • A Discover Pass or Day Pass is needed for parking. For info: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov. • For more info and for "go/no go" updates if the weather is iffy, contact info: @camabeachfoundation.org. Hosted by Cama Beach Foundation

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  5. Ranger Talk

    August 4, 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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  6. Crafts for all ages

    August 6, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  7. Jr. Ranger program

    August 6, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store. Junior Ranger Programs are part of nearly every Washington State Park. Come experience this fun and educational program led by park staff and influenced by Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, and the magic that is Cama Beach. Topics vary from day to day often in response to weather conditions and the season. Meet in front of the Cama Store. Past topics have included: Bats Berries Forest Walks Geocaching Whoo Am I?

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  8. Artist observations and Sketching

    August 7, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  9. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    August 7, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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  10. Crafts for all ages

    August 8, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  11. Toy Boat building

    August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  12. Ranger Talk

    August 11, 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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  13. Crafts for all ages

    August 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  14. Jr. Ranger program

    August 13, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store. Junior Ranger Programs are part of nearly every Washington State Park. Come experience this fun and educational program led by park staff and influenced by Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, and the magic that is Cama Beach. Topics vary from day to day often in response to weather conditions and the season. Meet in front of the Cama Store. Past topics have included: Bats Berries Forest Walks Geocaching Whoo Am I?

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  15. Artist observations and Sketching

    August 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  16. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    August 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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  17. Crafts for all ages

    August 15, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  18. Toy Boat building

    August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  19. Family Dance with Gabe Strand

    August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Live music and experienced caller Gabe Strand who aims to get everyone on their feet and dancing. Family oriented and open to all ages and all levels. Gabe will teach circle dances, square dances and contra dances.

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  20. Ranger Talk

    August 18, 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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  21. Crafts for all ages

    August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  22. Jr. Ranger program

    August 20, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store. Junior Ranger Programs are part of nearly every Washington State Park. Come experience this fun and educational program led by park staff and influenced by Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, and the magic that is Cama Beach. Topics vary from day to day often in response to weather conditions and the season. Meet in front of the Cama Store. Past topics have included: Bats Berries Forest Walks Geocaching Whoo Am I?

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  23. Artist observations and Sketching

    August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  24. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    August 21, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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  25. Crafts for all ages

    August 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  26. Toy Boat building

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  27. Ranger Talk

    August 25, 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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  28. Crafts for all ages

    August 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  29. Jr. Ranger program

    August 27, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store. Junior Ranger Programs are part of nearly every Washington State Park. Come experience this fun and educational program led by park staff and influenced by Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, and the magic that is Cama Beach. Topics vary from day to day often in response to weather conditions and the season. Meet in front of the Cama Store. Past topics have included: Bats Berries Forest Walks Geocaching Whoo Am I?

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  30. Artist observations and Sketching

    August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Artistic observations, relax your day. . Connect to place and picture what you want to draw or simply see. Materials are provided. Session begins in historic home (adjacent to store) at the beach. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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  31. Connections with Place - Walk & Explore

    August 28, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet in front of the historic store, take a guided walk through the park

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  32. Crafts for all ages

    August 29, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Meet next to the historic store. Crafts vary from day to day, possible crafts include: basket making, leather craft, rock wrapping, tee shirt painting, tree ring medallions, and more...

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  33. Toy boat building

    August 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Choose a hull and sail, drill a step for a mast, and build your very own toy boat! Younger children may need help using our hand drills and hammers, but everyone will have a great time decorating their boat with bottle caps, corks, and crayons.

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  34. Low tide beach walk

    August 31, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cama Beach Vacation Houses

    Meet at the break in the seawall (at the south end of the beach). • Cama is a rocky beach so wear sturdy shoes or boots. • A Discover Pass or Day Pass is needed for parking. For info: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov. • For more info and for "go/no go" updates if the weather is iffy, contact info: @camabeachfoundation.org. Hosted by Cama Beach Foundation.

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Cape Disappointment State Park

  1. Waikiki concert series - The Winterlings

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    Join us for an evening of music from the new fold frontier with The Winterlings band. Waikiki Beach Amphitheater 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

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  2. Waikiki concert series - Unexpected Brass Band

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cape Disappointment State Park

    Join us for an evening of funky New Orleans style brass ensemble with Unexpected Brass Band. Waikiki Beach Amphitheater 7 - 8:30 PM.

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Centennial Trail State Park

  1. Centennial Trail: Spokane to Sandpoint Relay

    August 16, 2019, 7:00 AM - August 17, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Nine Mile Falls Elementary to Stateline

    Spokane to Sandpoint (S2S) Relay is a two-day, 200-mile relay adventure for you and your 11 closest friends! Our course starts on top of Mt. Spokane, descends to the Spokane River, cruises nearly the full length of the Centennial Trail to Coeur d'Alene and finishes on the beach of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho. Do not let the distance dissuade you! S2S is meant to be enjoyed by runners of all types from the couch-to-5K newbie to the hard core elite. Now in it's 12th year, S2S has fun, scenery and camaraderie for all!

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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Guided hikes

    August 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  2. Junior Ranger programs

    August 1, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Evening programs

    August 1, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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  4. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  5. Guided hikes

    August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  6. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 3, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  7. Junior Ranger programs

    August 3, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  8. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 3, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  9. Junior Ranger programs

    August 3, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  10. American Roots Music Series

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer, including Croatian and Balkan music, old-time clogging, Tex Mex music and more. Concerts are held from July 6 through Aug. 24 in the West Beach Amphitheater. Check the Folk and Traditional Arts web page on the Washington State Parks website for details.

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  11. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    August 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  12. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  13. Volunteer stewardship events

    August 4, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Welcome booth

    Park staff will host weekly stewardship events for volunteers. Activities include beach cleanup, invasive species removal and more. Please check in at the welcome booth or look on the Deception Pass Park Foundation’s website for location. Bring gloves, water and snacks.

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  14. Guided hikes

    August 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  15. Junior Ranger programs

    August 7, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  16. Evening programs

    August 7, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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  17. Guided hikes

    August 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  18. Junior Ranger programs

    August 8, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30 to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  19. Evening programs

    August 8, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Join park staff for family-friendly evening programs. Discover how nocturnal animals thrive in a world without light. Programs are 30-minutes long, and visitors of all ages are welcome.

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  20. CANCELLED: Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    This program has been cancelled:
    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  21. Guided hikes

    August 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff will lead a family-friendly, hour-long, .9-mile hike along the North Beach Trail, during which hikers will learn about the Deception Pass forests. This one-way hike leaves from the West Beach Amphitheater and ends at the North Beach parking lot. Visitors may leave a car to shuttle or hike round trip. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  22. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  23. Junior Ranger programs

    August 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  24. CANCELLED: Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 10, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    The program has been cancelled:
    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  25. Junior Ranger programs

    August 10, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  26. American Roots Music Series

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer, including Croatian and Balkan music, old-time clogging, Tex Mex music and more. Concerts are held from July 6 through Aug. 24 in the West Beach Amphitheater. Check the Folk and Traditional Arts web page on the Washington State Parks website for details.

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  27. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    August 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  28. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 11, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  29. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  30. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  31. Junior Ranger programs

    August 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  32. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 17, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  33. Junior Ranger programs

    August 17, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  34. American Roots Music Series

    August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer, including Croatian and Balkan music, old-time clogging, Tex Mex music and more. Concerts are held from July 6 through Aug. 24 in the West Beach Amphitheater. Check the Folk and Traditional Arts web page on the Washington State Parks website for details.

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  35. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    August 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  36. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  37. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  38. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  39. Junior Ranger programs

    August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  40. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  41. Junior Ranger programs

    August 24, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  42. American Roots Music Series

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come enjoy a variety of music throughout the summer, including Croatian and Balkan music, old-time clogging, Tex Mex music and more. Concerts are held from July 6 through Aug. 24 in the West Beach Amphitheater. Check the Folk and Traditional Arts web page on the Washington State Parks website for details.

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  43. Junior Ranger activities and ceremony

    August 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Children ages four and up may turn in their completed Junior Ranger booklets and become Washington State Parks Junior Rangers during a special Junior Ranger ceremony. Park staff will host activities at 10 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. br>
    The self-guided Junior Ranger program encourages children to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Washington through exploration, games, volunteerism and creative activities. Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at any Deception Pass program or in the park office.

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  44. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  45. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  46. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    August 31, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    The Discovery Center offers hands-on activities. Located in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps bathhouse at Rosario Beach, the center plays host to tidepool specimens, microscopes and more. The Discovery Center is sponsored by the Deception Pass Park Foundation.

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  47. Junior Ranger programs

    August 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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  48. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    August 31, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ North Beach

    Park staff present a 30-minute interpretive program about the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Beyond a discussion of the bridges’ architecture and history, visitors will discover the cultural significance of these iconic spans and their connection to the park’s natural resources. People of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  49. Junior Ranger programs

    August 31, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ West Beach Amphitheater

    Children will learn about park wildlife and discover unique forest and marine habitats during 30- to 45-minute programs designed for kids ages four to 12. Children attending Junior Ranger Programs must be accompanied by an adult.

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Fields Spring State Park

  1. Fields Spring - Nationally recognized STEM educator Jeff Karlin will be your guide to the science and history of the Perseid meteor shower

    August 12, 2019, All Day @ Wohelo Environmental Learning Center

    For centuries, the Perseid meteor shower has inspired summer star-gazers with its beauty and mystery. This year, experience this event in the dark skies over Fields Spring State Park! Nationally recognized STEM educator Jeff Karlin will be your guide to the science and history of the Perseid meteor shower, offering a presentation in the Wohelo Lodge while darkness falls outside. Karlin will be available for questions outside the lodge as meteors streak through the sky. Visit the park for the evening or reserve a campsite for an overnight getaway. Parking is available near the campground, and a Discover Pass is required for guests not staying overnight.

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Fort Ebey State Park

  1. Junior Rangers 2019 Summer Series - Plankton Party

    August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Joseph Whidbey State Park

    Take a journey with us into the microscopic world of plankton. Learn how these teeny tiny plants and animals feed the marine animals of the Salish Sea. There will be a fun activity followed by making your very own plankton species! Recommended for ages 4+. All are welcome!

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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. Tours

    August 3, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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  2. Tours

    August 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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  3. Tours

    August 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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  4. Tours

    August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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  5. Tours

    August 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fort Simcoe State Park

    Staff will be on-site to give tours of the Commander's Quarters. The Interpretive Center will also be open.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Timber Framing: Building a Structure

    July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 9, 2019, 5:00 PM

    You’ll be part of a team joining a frame for a moderately sized structure, yet is complex enough for you to fully understand the historic design and building processes. We're looking for a partner in the Port Townsend area who would want to sponsor a timber frame that we can build as a team. If you are interested in sponsoring a timber frame to be built in this course, please let us know. The design may be fixed by the time the class starts, but we will walk you through the design and materials selection process.

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  2. Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop

    July 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - August 4, 2019, 11:00 AM

    The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues workshop is held at Fort Worden State Park, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most stunning and inspiring landscapes. Participants can stay in dorms and eat in the Commons (a gathering place at the center of campus where local, sustainable foods are prepared by artisan chefs). The teaching artist-faculty also stay in housing on the Fort Worden campus, lending that family gathering feeling that makes this week more than just a workshop.

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  3. Beginning Digital Design and Fabrication

    July 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This class is for those new to computer numerical Control (CNC) or at a beginner or early intermediate level. Through a series of structured lessons and projects, students will explore several core CNC design and machining techniques, including computer-made designs (CAD), cutting file creation (CAM), tool operation, and material holding techniques. As part of the process, students will create their own designs for some of the projects and use the CNC router to cut them. Students will leave with a workbook of project tutorials and digital fabrication concepts as well as inspiration to explore new projects.

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  4. Explore Component Fabrication with Computer Numerical Control

    August 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 9, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are capable of almost effortlessly cutting complex designs and shapes. As such it can greatly expand the fabrication options available to a furniture builder, and the more one uses a CNC the more one discovers new ways of creating parts. Getting over the initial learning curve of CNC can be a challenge, but a CNC is really just another shop tool, a somewhat unique tool - yes, but still just a tool. Learning to exploit the capabilities of a CNC can lead to new ways of solving design problems and fabricating parts.

    This class will include 4-5 design challenges that use the CNC as the primary fabrication tool. Students will work independently and collaboratively on the challenges. Instruction will include discussions on CAD modeling, tooling, machine setup, material holding jigs and CNC tips/tricks.

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  5. Creativity for Consciousness with Margaret Lindsey

    August 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    A day of creative inquiry and colorful play: these guided art practices offer a light-hearted method for looking within and for responding authentically to the world around us. Students will experience a hands-on creative approach to direct sensing, deep inquiry, internal and external observation, and self-reflection. The art is the process that allows the material to be seen, acknowledged and dialogued with. Paint, pastels, and markers are the media. No art experience necessary--equally appropriate for all skill levels.

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  6. Chris Chandler Live

    August 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

    Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia the son of a Baptist minister, Chris has been on or around the stage his whole life. As a teen-ager he was in the bars and on the road working as a roadie for bands like the Georgia Satellites. He graduated from the North Carolina School of the Performing Arts in 1988. That summer - which was supposed to be a "summer away from college" he hit the road as a street performer to fund his way to audition as a lighting designer in Theaters across America. He actually landed a job on Broadway no-less but turned it down to become a performer in his own right. He has been on the road ever since.

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  7. "Please Be Seated" Chair Making

    August 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Students will design and produce seating from their own inspiration. Possible projects range from a small stool or bench to developing a chair prototype while learning about the joy and complexities of seating design. We will review the attributes of wood and how its properties relate to chair structure and fabrication. Discussions will include techniques of joinery, ergonometrics of seating, as well as the sculptural considerations of designing furniture viewed completely “in the round.”

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  8. Hand Tool Heaven: Working with Saws & Planes

    August 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 16, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Over the course of the week, you will make a selection of layout tools and workbench accessories that are essential to hand tool woodworking. With each project you will learn to choose the appropriate tools for the task at hand, set the tools up properly and practice the skills you’ll need to work as efficiently as possible.

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  9. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    August 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Learn to paint using acrylics in this 6-week course. Students will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature, and also bold, bright, wild creations that acrylics are known for. Each assignment will guide students step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.

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  10. Gypsy Wagon Design Seminar

    August 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 18, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Gain the knowledge and experience to design your gypsy wagon. The class will cover the types of trailers; the heating and electrical systems; traditional and contemporary construction techniques.

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  11. Color + Design with Mark Eanes

    August 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2019, 4:00 PM

    In this popular workshop, Mark Eanes provides students with in-depth instruction of color mixing, mark-making and strategies to create rich and harmonious designs that reflect each person’s unique creative voice. Participants will leave the workshop with small color studies and a few completed works of art, but more importantly, a renewed and enriched sense of adventure and confidence in how to tackle the blank surface.

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  12. Trail Team work party

    August 17, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Please come help trim and widen the Chinese Gardens Trail. There may be an option to cut spurge laurel or scotch broom at Chinese Gardens as well. Meet at the Fort Worden parking area at the south end of Peace Mile Trail. Bring gloves, water, pruners, loppers and pruning saws.

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  13. Hand Tool Heaven: Joinery with Saws & Chisels

    August 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn a boatload of tips, tricks and core techniques that will convince you that hand tools, once properly setup, sharpened and handled, are not difficult to master or tedious to use, and are anything but obsolete. You will discover the pleasure of working wood with tools that don’t make noise or dust, and therefore don’t require protection from them.

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  14. Coopering

    August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 25, 2019, 5:00 PM

    In this two-day class you'll make a bucket from Douglas Fir or from other old growth wood salvaged from old buildings or some other high quality softwood.

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  15. Precision with Hand Tools

    August 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 30, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Hand tools open up new vistas of efficiency, accuracy, and enjoyment for every woodworker, even those with modest skills. This is a class to ramp up your hand tool skills — smoothing surfaces, jointing edges, fitting joints, working to a pattern, cutting beads and a whole lot more. We’ll link those tasks to building a fun little table with lots of design possibilities. You will use machines lightly where they work best, bandsawing legs and cutting mating mortises and tenons. But otherwise you will work by hand through a range of typical tasks in which hand tools do best: flattening, truing, shaping, and smoothing surfaces to a polish. We will talk about ways to integrate hand tools in your process, sharpening, tuning, and lots about design and detail. You will be building a small side table as it is an ideal project to hone some skills and try out some new design ideas.

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  16. Decorative Details

    August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 1, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Fine Woodworking contributing editor Garrett Hack shows you how to create both subtle and bold details, that will pop your furniture using hand tools. You’ll learn how to do the stringing, banding and inlay details that grace Garrett’s Federal-style furniture.

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Gingko Petrified Forest State Park

  1. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  2. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  3. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    August 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  4. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  5. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  6. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreational Area

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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Ike Kinswa State Park

  1. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ike Kinswa 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 lasts approximately one hour. Ask for program location at contact station. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  2. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ike Kinswa 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 lasts approximately one hour. Ask for program location at contact station. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  3. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ike Kinswa 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 lasts approximately an hour. Ask for location at contact station. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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Jarrell Cove State Park

  1. Chainsaw carving demonstration

    August 3, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Jarrell Cove State Park

    George from the Bear in a Box in Allyn will be doing a chainsaw-carving demonstration, in which he'll carve a 3-foot bear using a maple log. Meet at the amphitheater.

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  2. Date change: Boating safety

    August 4, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Jarrell Cove State Park

    Luke Roberts from the Washington State Parks Boating Program will talk about boating safely. Meet on the T dock.

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  3. Forest fire prevention

    August 10, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Jarrell Cove State Park

    Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildland firefighters will talk about the importance of preventing forest fires. People will be able to explore the DNR fire truck. Meet at the parking lot.

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  4. Mason County Fire fighters

    August 17, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Jarrell Cove State Park

    Mason County Fire fighters will be at the park with their fire truck and give a talk on campfires and fires in general. After their talk, people will be able to explore the fire truck and feel what it's like to shoot water from the hose!

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  5. Date correction: Live falcon and opossum show

    August 24, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Jarrell Cove State Park

    South Sound Wildlife will bring in a live falcon and an opossum. They will show and talk about their role and importance in the ecosystem. Meet at the amphitheater.

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  6. Mason County Sheriff Deputy Anderson and K9 Caliber presentation

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Jarrell Cove State Park

    K9 Caliber and his handler, Mason County Sheriff Deputy Anderson, will come to the park to talk about the importance of staying alert in a park, followed by some demonstrations with Caliber and Deputy Anderson in action. For this presentation we ask that all other dogs in the park be kept away from and out of sight from Caliber. Meet in the park's open grass area.

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Joemma Beach State Park

  1. Beach walk

    August 1, 2019, 11:30 AM @ Joemma Beach State Park

    Get to know the unique animals that inhabit the intertidal zone with biologists and volunteer naturalists! The walk is suitable for all ages and will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather - boots and footwear that can get wet are recommended. Look for volunteers and naturalists wearing blue.

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  2. Junior Ranger - animal addition

    August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Joemma Beach State Park

    Junior rangers and potential junior rangers are encouraged to take this animal habitat training! Youth will learn about wildlife watching etiquette, wildlife found at Joemma Beach State Park and how to search and identify animal habitats. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn their Junior Ranger badge. While all participants are encouraged to attend, the program is geared towards youth ages 6 to 12. We will meet in the day-use area by the boat launch.

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  3. Beach walk

    August 31, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Joemma Beach State Park

    Get to know the unique animals that inhabit the intertidal zone with biologists and volunteer naturalists! Look for Harbor WildWatch staff and volunteers wearing blue near the day-use boat launch. The walk will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather - boots and footwear that can get wet are recommended. The walk is suitable for all ages.

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Kopachuck State Park

  1. CANCELLED - Junior Ranger Program: Animal habitat

    August 2, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Kopachuck State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. Junior rangers and potential junior rangers are encouraged to take this animal habitat training! Youth will learn about wildlife watching etiquette, wildlife found at Kopachuck State Park and how to search for and identify animal habitats. Participants will earn their Junior Ranger badge. While participants all ages are encourage to attend, the program is geared towards youth ages 6 to 12.

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  2. CANCELLED - Dreamcatchers, outdoor workshop

    August 2, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. Join us on a sacred journey as you weave your very own dreamcatcher using a wide selection of colorful feathers, shells, beads, string, wire, organic and other up-cycled materials in this one-hour workshop. You will also learn the history of dreamcatchers and will be invited to bring meaning, intention and life into your own sacred piece of creative are that you will get to take home with you. We will meet at the information board in the parking lot and take a short walk to our outdoor classroom space.

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  3. CANCELLED - Evening nature walk

    August 7, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. Join us for a 60-minute, after-dinner walk through our beautiful forest. This walk is unscripted and designed to be interactive. Please bring water and appropriate shoes as we walk down hills and through forest trails. We will meet at the information signs next to the restrooms in the parking lot.

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  4. CANCELLED - Smokey Bear's birthday lunch

    August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Kopachuck State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. There are icons and then there is Smokey Bear. Iconic mascots and images come and go, but Smokey and his one clear message, "Only you can prevent wildfires," has stood the test of time (75 years to be exact). Please bring your lunch as we have a guided discussion about the benefits and challenges of wildfires and what we are doing in Washington state for future fires.

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Lake Chelan State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    August 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lake Chelan State Park

    Join park staff and volunteers for a film about some the the planet's great gatherings. Creatures that come together by the millions, billions and sometimes trillions!! From bats and bees to sardines and parakeets. What does it mean when a million penguins come together in one spot?

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Junior Ranger program

    August 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  2. Discovery time

    August 4, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  3. Evening program

    August 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  4. Evening program

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  5. Junior Ranger program

    August 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  6. Discovery time

    August 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  7. Junior Ranger program

    August 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  8. Discovery time

    August 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  9. Junior Ranger program

    August 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for a fun Junior Ranger program at the amphitheater. Kids must bring an adult.

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  10. Discovery time

    August 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Informal program on various topics. Come for a minute or for an hour - it's up to you!

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  11. Evening program

    August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Standup for the Cure

    August 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    Standup to make an impact in your community! This festival-style event includes instructor-led demos and clinics, live music, happy hour and lunch. Paddlers of all levels and all ages are welcome. Participants that are new to paddling can learn alongside other beginners or attend the event as a "dry-foot" participant.

    All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Puget Sound.

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Larrabee State Park

  1. Native Plant Walk

    August 17, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Larrabee State Park

    Join Dr. Donna Kelleher for a walk through Larrabee's day-use area to learn about the native plants in the park. She will teach you some of the medicinal uses for common plants, how to identify them, and some traditional uses.
    Meet at the amphitheater in the south day-use area. The walk is easy in nature, but is not ADA accessible.

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  2. Archaeology of the Early to Middle Holocene of the Puget Sound

    August 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Larrabee State Park

    Come enjoy an evening in Larrabee State Park learning about archaeology of the Puget Sound!
    The archaeology of 5,000-9,000 years ago within Puget Sound is not well known, besides the presence of leaf-shaped projectile points that are often characterized as belonging to the "Olcott Phase." Through recent research of stone tools found in Puget Sound, there has been new insight into this archaeological "phase" that we call Olcott.
    This talk will describe what the Olcott Phase is and the new information that is being learned about the archaeological history of Puget Sound. There are excellent palm frond fossils in coves along Chuckanut Drive, making Larrabee State Park an excellent place to learn about this interesting topic!
    Meet at the amphitheater in the south day-use area of the park. There is limited seating available at picnic tables, so bring a blanket or chair to sit on!

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Lewis and Clark State Park

  1. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lewis & Clark 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 lasts approximately one hour. Meet at the amphitheater beside the CCC kitchen shelter/across from swings. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  2. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lewis & Clark 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 lasts approximately one hour. Meet at the amphitheater beside the CCC kitchen shelter/across from swings. Signs will be posted. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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Lincoln Rock State Park

  1. Calling all kids- Junior Ranger Program every Friday evening

    August 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Join park staff to play, learn and protect Washington state parks with a fun learning activity at the playground and concession area. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  2. Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony

    August 3, 2019, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    The Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony will take place each Saturday night at 9 PM, prior to the movie, for those kids who have qualified. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  3. Movie night in the park - Planet Earth series

    August 3, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Bring your blanket, popcorn and hot cocoa and enjoy the Planet Earth movies in the park!

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  4. Calling all kids- Junior Ranger Program every Friday evening

    August 9, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Join park staff to play, learn and protect Washington state parks with a fun learning activity at the playground and concession area. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  5. Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony

    August 10, 2019, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    The Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony will take place each Saturday night at 9 PM, prior to the movie, for those kids who have qualified. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  6. Movie night in the park - Planet Earth series

    August 10, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Bring your blanket, popcorn and hot cocoa and enjoy the Planet Earth movies in the park!

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  7. Calling all kids- Junior Ranger Program every Friday evening

    August 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Join park staff to play, learn and protect Washington state parks with a fun learning activity at the playground and concession area. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  8. Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony

    August 17, 2019, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    The Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony will take place each Saturday night at 9 PM, prior to the movie, for those kids who have qualified. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  9. Movie night in the park - Planet Earth series

    August 17, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Bring your blanket, popcorn and hot cocoa and enjoy the Planet Earth movies in the park!

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  10. Calling all kids- Junior Ranger Program every Friday evening

    August 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Join park staff to play, learn and protect Washington state parks with a fun learning activity at the playground and concession area. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  11. Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony

    August 24, 2019, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    The Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony will take place each Saturday night at 9 PM, prior to the movie, for those kids who have qualified. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  12. Movie night in the park - Planet Earth series

    August 24, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Bring your blanket, popcorn and hot cocoa and enjoy the Planet Earth movies in the park!

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  13. Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony

    August 31, 2019, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    The Junior Ranger Oath Ceremony will take place each Saturday night at 9 PM, prior to the movie, for those kids who have qualified. NOTE: The Junior Ranger programs are subject to cancelation. Please contact the park at 509-884-8702 for the latest information regarding this program.

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  14. Movie night in the park - Planet Earth series

    August 31, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Bring your blanket, popcorn and hot cocoa and enjoy the Planet Earth movies in the park!

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Lyons Ferry State Park

  1. Lyons Ferry State Park - Swim the Snake

    August 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Annual non-competitive swim or paddle event crossing the Snake River. Starts at Lyons Ferry State Park and ends at Lyons Ferry Marina KOA

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Moran State Park

  1. Outdoor preparedness

    August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join naturalist and educator Cody Beebe for an hour of enjoyable interactive programming on how to prepare yourselves for day and overnight adventures into our Northwest park lands. Learn about backpack essentials, navigation, first aid, and skills for overcoming the unexpected. Great for all ages! Small children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Geology of Moran State Park

    August 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Meet at the entrance to the tower on Mt. Consitution

    Geology is cool! Come learn about some of the coolest geology in Washington state right here in the San Juan Islands. Learn why Mt. Constitution is so tall, what it is made of and how we know that Orcas Island was almost buried in ice 16,000 years ago. This talk will be led by Julia Turney, a geologist who lives on Orcas Island. The talk is geared toward ages 16 and older but some hands-on elements may appeal to younger visitors.

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  3. Junior Ranger program - nature bingo

    August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join naturalist and outdoor educator Cody Beebe for a fun hour of Junior Ranger nature bingo games! We will learn about our northwest plants and animals as we play a time-tested game of nature bingo while weaving in some of Cody's own great nature stories. Includes a nature stroll. Ages 4-12; small children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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  4. Stone tower tour

    August 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mt. Constitution tower

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution stone tower. The tour will be led by a dedicated tower expert, Rolf Eriksen. Wear walking shoes if you plan to take the tour to the top of the stone tower and be prepared for original stone steps. This activity is for all ages; young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  5. Outdoor preparedness

    August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join naturalist and educator Cody Beebe for an hour of enjoyable interactive programming on how to prepare yourselves for day and overnight adventures into our Northwest park lands. Learn about backpack essentials, navigation, first aid and skills for overcoming the unexpected. Great for all ages! Small children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  6. Stone tower tour

    August 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mt. Constitution tower

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution stone tower. The tour will be led by a dedicated tower expert, Rolf Eriksen. Wear walking shoes if you plan to take the tour to the top of the stone tower and be prepared for original stone steps. This activity is for all ages; young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  7. Botany at Moran State Park

    August 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    An overview of the flora of Moran State Park, including both common and rare species. Led by Madrona Murphy, a botanist for the conservation research cooperative Kwiaht, who has been documenting the plant diversity in the San Juan Islands since her childhood on Lopez Island. Great for all ages.

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  8. Junior Ranger program: Nature bingo

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join naturalist and outdoor educator Cody Beebe for a fun hour of Junior Ranger nature bingo games! We will learn about our northwest plants and animals as we play a time-tested game of nature bingo while weaving in some of Cody's own great nature stories. Includes a nature stroll. Ages 4-12; small children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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  9. Bats!

    August 24, 2019, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Meet at the Mountain Lake bulletin board in front of the ranger cabin

    Join bat researchers as they use special microphones and software to eavesdrop on bats as they emerge after sunset to find their breakfast! Learn about the eight species of bats in the park, their habits and how they help manage pesky insects in the islands from mosquitoes and midges to the moths and beetles that kill trees and wreck orchards. Family-friendly event, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  10. Stone tower tour

    August 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Mt. Constitution tower

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution stone tower. The tour will be led by a dedicated tower expert, Rolf Eriksen. Wear walking shoes if you plan to take the tour to the top of the stone tower and be prepared for original stone steps. This activity is for all ages; young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  11. Bird CSI

    August 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Discover the secret life of birds through an exploration of the evidence birds leave behind. Led by ornithologist Kim Middleton. Great for all ages.

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  12. Snakes and lizards in Moran State Park

    August 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Reptiles play an important role in the environment - including Moran State Park! Join ecologist Christian Oldham from Kwiaht center for the historical ecology of the Salish Sea for a program focused on native snakes and what makes reptiles important. Live animals, including snakes, will be present and available for hands-on interaction! The presentation will include a short walk so appropriate footwear is recommended. Great for all ages.

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Olmstead Place State Park

  1. Smokey Bear's 75th birthday party

    August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Olmstead Place State Park

    Celebrate 75 years with Smokey Bear! Bagley Beaver will also join the fun. Get your Smokey swag and have some cake! Come have birthday fun and games in the beautiful gardens.

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Palouse Falls State Park

  1. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    August 4, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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  2. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    August 11, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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  3. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    August 18, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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  4. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    August 25, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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Peace Arch State Park

  1. Chaopraya Ensemble Concert

    August 4, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County.
    Chaopraya Ensemble performs Thai classical and folk music and a wide range of dances, from lively regional folk to graceful court dances. The core members of Chaopraya have performed together for 35 years, with a focus on preserving Thai music and dance heritage for younger generations. Members play traditional Thai instruments including the ranaad ek (an intricately adorned wooden xylophone played with mallets), khlui (a flute-like wind instrument), chakhe (a three-string floor zither), khim (a hammered dulcimer), and saw duang (a two-string instrument played with a bow).

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  2. En Canto Concert

    August 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County.
    A multi-ethnic female-led sextet, En Canto is Seattle's only Forró band. Forró music has origins in the agricultural traditions of Northeastern Brazil and is a combination of multiple Brazilian rhythms including baião, xote and arrasta-pé. Forró refers to both the musical genre and the accompanying partner dance party events where the music is heard. En Canto shows are exuberant sonic journeys fueled primarily by twin accordions and tinged with the jazz backgrounds of several of the musicians.

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  3. Juan Manuel Barco Conjunto Concert

    August 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County.
    Juan Manuel Barco is a legend of conjunto and Tejano music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Barco was born in Coal Mine, Texas, to a family of migrant farm workers who followed the crop harvests within Texas and to several states in the mid and southwest. Barco taught himself to play the guitar at age 6 and later taught himself to play the bajo sexto and bass guitar. His music incorporates the many styles he heard as his farmworker family traveled from place to place. He now composes his own songs about the migrant experience.

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  4. Radost Folk Ensemble & Dunava Concert

    August 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Peace Arch State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County.
    Since 1976, Radost Folk Ensemble has presented the dance, music and song of Eastern Europe throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Radost repertoire includes the traditions of Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine and Russia with authentic costumes and live music on traditional instruments. Joining the Ensemble is Dunava, a Seattle-based women's vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2005, the group is made up of singers from diverse musical backgrounds who share a passion for complex and beautiful harmonies. The choir's repertoire includes songs from the Balkans as well as other Slavic countries and the Caucasus.

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Penrose Point State Park

  1. CANCELLED - Guided nature walk

    August 3, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. Explore the park and discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons on this guided nature walk. This walk is unscripted and may venture onto one of the many trails around the park. We will meet in front of the restrooms in the day-use area.

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  2. CANCELLED - Junior Ranger - after dinner edition

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. The sun is getting ready to set and the forest is getting dark, let's explore the dusk hours of Penrose Point State Park! Junior rangers and potential junior rangers are encouraged to take this late evening training! Youth will learn about how the forest transforms from day to night at Penrose Point State Park. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn their Junior Ranger badge. While participants of all ages are encouraged to attend, the program is geared towards youth ages 6 to 12. We will meet in the day-use boat launch area.

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  3. CANCELLED - Smokey Bear birthday celebration

    August 10, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Penrose Point State Park

    This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors. Since 1944, Smokey Bear has taught millions of Americans just like you about their role in preventing wildfires. Seventy-five years later, Smokey is celebrating a milestone birthday. Will you join us in honoring Smokey Bear and this timeless message of wildfire prevention? We also talk about the positive and negative effects of wildfire and what we are doing about them in Washington state.

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Riverside State Park

  1. Wednesdays in the Woods - Water Sport Adventures

    August 7, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowl & Pitcher Campground Amphitheater

    As the temperatures rise and the only way to cool down is some paddle time, this evening is the place to get all the information. Spokane Parks and Rec will give you the entire rundown of getting out to paddle. Learn about different watercraft options, how to fit a PFD (personal flotation device), paddle, accessories to fully outfit your adventure, and where to go.

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  2. Selkirk competitive mounted orienteering

    August 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM @ Riverside Equestrian Area

    Competitive mounted orienteering is a treasure hunt on horseback and will test your horsemanship skills, map reading ability, and compass skills - all while having fun with your horse!

    Everyone is welcome! This is a family-friendly, all riding styles sport!

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  3. Wednesdays in the Woods - 2019 Finale

    August 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowl & Pitcher Campground Amphitheater

    Join us for this year's final presentation of Wednesdays in the Woods. This will be a special session to be determined. Ice cream and other goodies to be provided and fun for all ages. You must register to attend this week's presentation.

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  4. Crazy daze of summer endurance ride

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 AM - September 1, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Riverside Equestrian Area

    An equestrian endurance ride throughout the equestrian area at Riverside State Park. For more information, please visit Crazy Daze of Summer Endurance Ride.

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Seaquest State Park

  1. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 2, 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 lasts approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  2. Morning guided forest walk

    August 4, 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 ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability, and attendance levels. **

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  3. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 9, 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 cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability, and attendance levels. **

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  4. Morning guided forest walk

    August 11, 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 ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability, and attendance levels. **

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  5. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 16, 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 lasts approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  6. Morning guided forest walk

    August 18, 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 ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability, and attendance levels. **

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  7. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 23, 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 lasts approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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  8. Morning guided forest walk

    August 25, 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 ages are welcome. ** All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing ability and attendance levels. **

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  9. Junior Ranger evening program

    August 30, 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 lasts approximately one hour. ** Programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, staffing availability and attendance levels. **

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State Park Free Days

  1. State Parks Discover Pass Free Day

    August 25, 2019, All Day

    To celebrate the National Park Service's 103rd birthday, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

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Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    August 10, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Twenty-Five Mile Creek

    Join park staff and volunteers for a fascinating film about the night life and uncanny hunting skills of owls. Learn how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works and how they fly so silently!

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Yakima Sportsman State Park

  1. Evening program

    August 2, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  2. Evening program

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  3. Evening program

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  4. Evening program

    August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  5. Evening program

    August 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  6. Evening program

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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  7. Evening program

    August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Yakima Sportsman

    Join staff for an engaging program on a topic related to the park. Various topics are presented throughout the summer.

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