Sno-Parks 101: Your 2017 Winter Guide Jan. 13, 2017 You’ve been itching for little white flakes to fall so you can get out to the snow, and now your options are nearly endless! Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program manages more than 3,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 300 miles of cross-country trails and five Snow Play Sno-Parks.
First Day Hikes 2017 Dec. 15, 2016 Your Washington State Parks are here to help you get a start on meeting your 2017 goals with more First Day Hikes in more parks than ever before! Ring in 2017 with one (or even two) of the more than three dozen First Day Hikes happening at 32 parks statewide!
Holiday Happenings at State Parks Nov. 23, 2016 Whatever your winter traditions, December is a great time enjoy brisk and chilly weather, celebrating the warmth that comes from within and being with family and/or friends. If you’re getting weary of all the holiday stress, take a break and go enjoy some family-friendly events this month!
Fall Hiking: Six Tips, Six Trips Nov. 10, 2016 A brisk stroll through the cool air and colorful leaves is one of autumn’s most divine and invigorating rituals. Pulling on a sweater and hiking boots, pouring a mug of hot coffee and setting out for your favorite trail is enough to inspire giddiness.
Parks After Dark: Halloween 2016 Oct. 17, 2016 No need to feel grave—your state parks have frighteningly fun festivals planned to make sure you have a howling good time this Halloween season! Where, you ask? We’ve checked with the state parks ghouls and rounded up what you need to know to plan a phantom-tastic good time!
Camping at Pacific Beach State Park Oct. 5, 2016 Has your work week been hectic? Seize the opportunity and head out to the coast for a weekend of camping. If it's been a while since you paid a visit to the Pacific Ocean, find out more information about Pacific Beach State Park.
Bike Your Park Day 2016 Sept. 22, 2016 Beach cruiser or BMX, recumbent or mountain bike—few transportation modes are more simple and exciting than cycling. It’s great exercise, and on a bike you get the benefit of speed and an intimate connection between you and road, path or trail.
Highlights of the Forest Sept. 9, 2016 Usually photographing the forest on a bright sunny day doesn’t produce the greatest results. But this photographer's recent trip to Federation Forest State Park near Greenwater produced some great early fall shots.