1. Cape Disappointment LighthouseLighthouses 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.
  2. Fort Casey Big GunFort Casey throws a party: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Guns in Washington
    Aug. 1, 2018 The story behind the Big Guns at Fort Casey is one of persistence, luck and a lot of elbow grease. On Aug. 11, Fort Casey celebrates the 50th anniversary of obtaining them. Take a peek into the past — and present — and ignite your curiosity with historic and recent photos of the Big Guns’ incredible journey!


  3. Stand up paddleboarding at Washington state parksStand 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. 
  4. Ginkgo MuseumWashington's state gem: A trip through history at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
    July 18, 2018 Pacific North Wanderers bloggers Stacy and Brandon share their adventures at a real gem of a state park — Ginkgo Petrified Forest! Explore the ancient treasures at this unique park, and try to imagine this hot, dry land as a once lush and verdant forest. 


  5. Breakfast at Fort WordenCalling all foodies: State parks host farm-to-table experiences, cultural feasts – and ice cream!
    July 11, 2018  Hungry? A growing number of “foodies” travel through Washington on the hunt for culinary delights. If that’s more your style than the standard hot dogs and chips menu, a growing number of state parks have an exceptional pairing for you — fine locally sourced meals and a fascinating locale. 

  6. Highlights of the forestHoofin' 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!

  7. First Day Hikes 2017Let's have a picnic!
    Eight great parks for dining — and more — outdoors

    June 18, 2018 You know what's fun? A picnic! Today is International Picnic Day and a perfect time to pack your basket and head out for some alfresco dining. Read on for eight great parks for picnicking, and tips for finding good eats to go!

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