1. People enjoying the ice skating rinkSkating through winter

    Jan. 31, 2023 - Central Washington has long been treasured as a hub for winter recreation and tourism. This year, visitors to the Leavenworth area have a new opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The Sno-Park Permit grants access every winter to miles of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, skijoring, and… an ice rink!

  2. A couple stands on the beach with their dog at sunset More camping for more seniors: Changes coming to Senior Off-Season Pass Program

    Jan. 13, 2023 - The Senior Off-Season Pass Program is preparing to undergo a few changes to make off-season reservations easier for more of our seniors to enjoy. 

  3. A wave crashes against a cliff with a lighthouse in the background.The King Tides are coming

    Jan. 12, 2023 - Learn about the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon on the ocean tides, and when to see extreme high tides on the Washington coast!

  4. Three children running and playing at a state parkOur new brand: more than just a pretty face

    Jan. 11, 2023 - We’re obsessed with our new brand and the road we traveled to get here. Learn about the research we did before we even started thinking about our logo or visual identity. 

  5. Entering a new era for state parksOur new brand: entering a new era for state parks

    Jan. 4, 2023 - The new year often brings new beginnings and for us at Washington State Parks, 2023 is the start of the next chapter.

  6. 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!

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

    Nov. 9, 2022 - Curious about how STEAM education comes to play in parks? Look no further than Maintenance Mechanic Alicia Burki. 

  8. 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!

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