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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 (5)
  5. Calendar Overlay Fort Simcoe State Park (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Gingko Petrified Forest State Park (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Ike Kinswa State Park (1)
  9. Calendar Overlay Jarrell Cove State Park (1)
  10. Calendar Overlay Joemma Beach State Park (1)
  11. Calendar Overlay Lake Easton State Park (1)
  12. Calendar Overlay Lincoln Rock State Park (2)
  13. Calendar Overlay Moran State Park (1)
  14. Calendar Overlay Riverside State Park (1)
  15. Calendar Overlay Yakima Sportsman State Park (1)

Battle Ground Lake State Park

  1. 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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Bridgeport State Park

  1. 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. 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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  2. 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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Deception Pass State Park

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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Fort Simcoe State Park

  1. 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. 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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  2. 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 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 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. 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 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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Lake Easton State Park

  1. 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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Lincoln Rock State Park

  1. 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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  2. 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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Moran State Park

  1. 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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Riverside State Park

  1. 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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Yakima Sportsman State Park

  1. 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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