Lighthouses draw curious visitors to Washington's coast and islands Aug. 7, 2018 Today is National Lighthouse Day! Washington enjoys a wild coastline and a rich maritime heritage. The state is home to 21 lighthouses, nearly half of them in and around state parks. So, pick your park or parks, plan a trip and find the lighthouse/s of your dreams.
Stand up for parks: Paddling expert shares his favorite state parks
July 23, 2018. Stand up paddleboarding is a great way to explore Washington's state parks. Stand up paddler Rob Casey shares his four favorite state parks for paddling along with some important safety tips. July 20 - 28, is Washington state's first-ever Paddle Safe Week. Our Boating Program is leading the effort, with help from partners and experts such as Rob.
Hoofin' it! Exploring Washington state parks by horseback June 27, 2018 Are you an avid equestrian or just aching to try it for the first time? We've got trails for that — and riding concessions! Whether you are a seasoned rider or just want to go for a weekend trot, state parks has plenty of opportunities to get you riding high in the saddle!