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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.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. Green Woodworking: Carving Spoons and Shrink Pots

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

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

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  2. Hand Tool Heaven: Joinery Intensive

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

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

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Rockport State Park

  1. Monday Health Hikes

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

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

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

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

    Rain or shine, wear shoes that can get muddy.

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

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