Don't let the rain dampen your tent-camping spirit Sept.12, 2018 Does the drip make you want to skip the trip? Don't let a little rain prevent you from going away for a weekend camping excursion! We've got the 411 on all you need to enjoy the outdoors when even the frogs are ducking for cover.
Discover the power of water on the Ice Age floodpath
Sept. 5, 2018 Looking for an incredible journey? Take one through Washington's geologic history on the path of the Ice Age Floods! Massive, ancient floods left their majestic mark at parks state wide. Discover the awe-inspiring power of water with a tour of these 10 stunning parks.
Arrive without a drive! Bus to state parks Aug. 29, 2018 Eager to visit a state park but don't feel like making the drive? Take a bus! Many of our state parks are accessible by public transportation. Get ready to climb aboard for a fun — and relaxing — adventure!
New mountain bike and paddle adventures await at state parks Aug. 22, 2018 Summer is winding down, but there's still time to squeeze in some fun before the fall. State parks outdoor adventure businesses make it easy with fun choices like horseback riding, surfing, golfing, tree climbing and more! This year we welcomed two new businesses serving up paddle sports and mountain biking for even more fun!
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.