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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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  1. Calendar Overlay Battle Ground Lake State Park (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Bridgeport State Park (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Deception Pass State Park (7)
  5. Calendar Overlay Fort Ebey State Park (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Fort Simcoe State Park (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Gingko Petrified Forest State Park (2)
  8. Calendar Overlay Ike Kinswa State Park (1)
  9. Calendar Overlay Lake Sammamish State Park (1)
  10. Calendar Overlay Lincoln Rock State Park (1)
  11. Calendar Overlay Moran State Park (2)
  12. Calendar Overlay Yakima Sportsman State Park (1)

Battle Ground Lake State Park

  1. Summer Saturday evening - What's growing on here?

    July 6, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Battle Ground Lake State Park

    Learn about some of the Northwest native plants and trees that grow here in the park.

    Presenter: Julie Carlsen, master gardener, WSU Vancouver Clark County Extension

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

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Bridgeport State Park

  1. Outdoor family movie night

    July 6, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bridgeport State Park

    Bridgeport is known for its haystack rocks from long-ago floods, and the sagebrush hills are a great place to enjoy a film about the massive sea of landscape that supports more than 170 species of birds and mammals.

    Join park staff and volunteers as we learn about one bird in particular that has adapted and survived and is found no place else - the Greater Sage-Grouse.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Toy Boat building

    July 6, 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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  2. Low tide beach walk

    July 6, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 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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Deception Pass State Park

  1. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    July 6, 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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  2. Guided hikes

    July 6, 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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  3. Discovery Center hands-on activities

    July 6, 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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  4. Junior Ranger programs

    July 6, 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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  5. Beyond the Bridge interpretive program

    July 6, 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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  6. Junior Ranger programs

    July 6, 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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  7. American Roots Music Series

    July 6, 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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Fort Ebey State Park

  1. Junior Rangers Summer 2019 Summer Series - Rabbit Jamboree

    July 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Fort Ebey State Park

    Join us to learn about how our local rabbits avoid being fast food for owls and other Whidbey Island predators. There will be a hoppingly fun activity followed by making a bunny-rific craft! Recommended for ages 4+. All are welcome!

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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. Tours

    July 6, 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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Gingko Petrified Forest State Park

  1. Discovery time

    July 6, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wanapum Recreation Area day-use area

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

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  2. Evening program at Wanapum campground

    July 6, 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

    July 6, 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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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Eastside triathlon

    July 6, 2019, 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The Eastside Triathlon includes a 14-mile bike ride, 1.5-mile paddle and a 5K run.

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Lincoln Rock State Park

  1. Nature walk: A day in the life of a yellow-bellied marmot

    July 6, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Lincoln Rock State park

    Want to learn about the local flora and fauna of the area? Join park staff on a gentle walk through the park as they guide you towards common species, locate animal habitats and observe the ecosystems of the park.

    Walks generally last 20 to 40 minutes.

    Suggested items to bring include sturdy walking shoes, camera, light jacket, water and snacks.

    Contact park staff ahead of time to confirm program details and for general inquiries.

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Moran State Park

  1. Outdoor preparedness

    July 6, 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. Piebald deer of Moran State Park

    July 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cascade Shelter

    Piebaldism is a relatively rare genetic combination in black-tailed deer that can include a range of effects. The most obvious is coat coloration but there can be skeletal alignment problems, from mild to severe. The occurrence of piebaldism in the black-tailed deer of Moran State Park is considerably higher than in other parts of the black-tailed deer range and we will explore possible reasons why.

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Yakima Sportsman State Park

  1. Evening program

    July 6, 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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