1. A tent with a tarp over it in front of a historic brick tower in the rainDon't let a little rain dampen your tent camping spirit!

    Oct. 05, 2022 - Don't let a little precip ruin your trip! We've got tips and tricks to stay toasty and dry while camping in the rain!

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

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

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Bride and groom on the beach at Kitsap Memorial State Park Everything is beachy keen when we keep our beaches clean

    August 15, 2022 - Protecting our beaches is a shore sign to make them safe, clean and fun. There are several ways you can do your part and keep our parks a beautiful place. 

  7. Lighthouse Day 2 thumbnailFollowing the lights above the sea: Washington's coastal and island lighthouses

    August 2022 - 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 lighthouses of your dreams.

  8. Agents of Discovery Logo ThumbPaddleboarding: Your new favorite way to enjoy the water

    July 27, 2022 - Guest blogger Aimee Danielson and her family started paddleboarding a couple years ago – and haven’t stopped since! Learn from Aimee's experience as she shares tips and advice from the mistakes she's made - and the many places she has been.

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