1. Lighted fireplaceChange your altitude at Washington state parks
    May 23, 2018 Gain a new altitude this summer in a high elevation state park. A number of state parks sit above or just below 5,000 feet and have plentiful vistas and trails. Whether you’re training for a trek or you just like the air up that high, let this week’s Adventure Awaits blog help you plan your next getaway.  


  2. Steve BaranMaking merry from the desert to the sea:
    Chautauqua returns to state parks for 2018 summer tour

    May 16, 2018 Need a boost for your heart and head? Craving a little merrymaking? You just gotta Chautauqua! This summer the New Old Time Chautauqua returns for a spectacular six-stop state parks tour. Come join the fun!
  3. Camping at Pacific BeachCheers to our volunteers: Celebrating those who make a difference
    May 02, 2018 Washington State Parks volunteers come from every age group, background and walk of life. What do they all have in common? Every one is pure awesome!  Our volunteers are integral to the quality of the state parks experience. Are you ready to answer the call?


  4. Common Loon= Alta Lake State Park: Discover the power of nature
    April 18, 2018  Alta Lake State Park is a testament to the power of nature to heal itself. Campers, hikers and anglers alike are rejoicing to see the rebirth of this beloved park after the Carlton Complex Fire. Come discover the beauty, the fun and the inspiration of this gorgeous north central Washington park.

  5. Highlights of the forestWhile away a rainy day at an interpretive center
    April 11, 2018 Washington’s reputation as a rain-soaked state is “moistly” deserved. But just because it’s coming down doesn’t mean you have to hide! A great way to enjoy a rainy day out is to stay inside — at a state parks interpretive center!  

  6. First Day Hikes 2017

    Capturing the moon at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park


    April 4, 2018  Love photography AND astronomy? The dramatic landscape and wide open skies of the Ice Age Flood zone are the perfect stop for a great shot of the night sky and more! Check out the soul stirring images Lisa Elledge, a Moses Lake photographer, captured on her visit to Sun Lakes-Dry Falls.
  7. First Day Hikes 2017Explore from the forest to the shore at Scenic Beach 
    March 21, 2018 Looking for a truly great escape? Close to urban centers and yet in a world of its own, Scenic Beach State Park on the Kitsap Peninsula is the perfect getaway both night and day! Come along as we explore the soul-stirring beauty of this eastern Hood Canal park!
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