1. A building in snow with a mountain in the background Wake up to snow! A warm-up or intro to winter camping at state parks and Sno-Parks

    Nov. 30, 2022 - Fresh snow brings out the little kid in all of us - and waking up in the snow can take that excitement to a new level. Here's what you need to know about cold-weather camping in Washington state!

  2. Alicia BurkiPeople of the Parks: Alicia Burki, Maintenance Mechanic

    November 2022 - Curious about how STEAM education comes to play in parks? Look no further than Maintenance Mechanic Alicia Burki. 

  3. A sweeping river view in golden light from a trail behind an ornate iron guardrailAt Beacon Rock we get by with a little help from our Friends of the Columbia Gorge!

    Nov. 2, 2022 - The partnership between Friends of the Columbia Gorge and State Parks was invaluable in helping us buy a property to expand and improve Beacon Rock State Park!

  4. Members of the Emerging Leaders Program conduct field workA Path to an Outdoor Career: Shape Your Future with the Emerging Leaders Program

    Oct. 19, 2022 - Being in a space where everyone innately understands what it means to be a person of color is rare — especially in an outdoor recreation setting. That's why the Washington Trails Association is gearing up for another exciting season of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).

  5. Bride and groom on the beach at Kitsap Memorial State Park I went on a solo camping trip and here's how it went...

    Sept. 16, 2022 - Step out of your comfort zone with me (Emily, parks staffer) and Scout as we embark on our first solo camping trip!  

  6. Watercolor paintings of animals laid out on a picnic tablePeople of the Parks: Artist in Residence Nina Vichayapai

    Sept. 15, 2022 - Portland-based artist Nina Vichayapai spent five weeks pulling inspiration from the sites, sounds and people of Deception Pass as State Parks' first-ever artist in residence. Hear from the artist herself in her reflection on her experience. 

  7. Thumbnail Palouse Falls Easy-going hikes in central Washington

    August 24, 2022 - Looking for new day-trip experiences or traveling across the state? In the heart of Washington (Kittitas County specifically), you will find three of our parks – perfect for those wanting to check off a few on their must-visit list or newbie hikers looking to hit an easy-rated trail.

  8. Palouse to Cascades Trail Palouse to Cascades Trail Info – Beverly to Idaho

    August 24, 2022 - The Beverly to Idaho Border section of the Palouse to Cascades Trail (PTCT) winds through the beautiful hills and prairies of eastern Washington. If you’re planning to visit, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and know about area closures to have a safe and successful adventure.

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