1. 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!
  2. Lighted fireplacePlay and stay at Fort Columbia Historical State Park
    March 7, 2018 Want to spend the day walking through history and the night sleeping in it? Then set your compass (or GPS) for Fort Columbia! Explore the batteries and maritime history all afternoon, then stay in the historic rentals where you can gaze over the moonlit parade grounds and imagine yourself as a 19th Century army officer! 

  3. halloweenRiding the wind at Steptoe Butte State Park
    Feb. 14, 2018 Steven Baran, a hang-gliding enthusiast from Chatteroy, WA, shared his photos, story and videos of his recent flights over Steptoe Butte. Come along for a soaring adventure with Steve that just might inspire you to reach for the sky — or at least go for a hike at Steptoe to watch the gliders!
  4. Camping at Pacific BeachA coastal clamming adventure at Washington state parks
    Jan. 31, 2018 Razor clamming is an unparalleled rite of passage for the Pacific Northwesterner. And some of the best beaches to dig at are on the southern coast, in and around your Washington state parks! Gets your boots and shovels, we've got the scoop on where to go for the the best clams and more!
  5. Bike your park Winter birdwatching on the Olympic Peninsula
    Jan. 3, 2018  Don't let the "fowl" weather fool you! Winter is a wonderful time for birdwatching in the Pacific Northwest. And Washington's state parks provide some great viewing of our feathered friends! Grab your binoculars and let us help you plan a road trip sure to make your heart take flight!

  6. Highlights of the forest2018 First Day Hikes
    Dec. 14, 2017 Ring in the new year with one (or even two) of First Day Hikes happening at 34 parks statewide. On Jan. 1, Washington state parks are offering hikes, bike rides, snow adventures and even some science and history lessons. You’re sure to find a hike that appeals to you—body and mind!
  7. First Day Hikes 2017

    Reaping the benefits of the forest & even in winter

    Nov. 30, 2017 From the lodgepole pines of eastern Washington, to the cedars and spruces of the Olympic Peninsula, these year-round state parks invite you to take a restorative walk and breathe in the forest, hike vigorously and breathe harder, or sit quietly and let the kids have a romp.
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