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  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks offers two free days in January

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits: Jan. 1 and Jan. 21. Read on...
  2. Take a guided snowshoe hike this winter at Lake Wenatchee State Park

    The staff at Lake Wenatchee State Park invites the public to participate in family-friendly guided snowshoe hikes on special days in January and February. Read on...
  3. Start off the new year with a First Day Hike at a Washington state park

    Washington State Parks is offering nearly 40 different hikes, fat bike rides, snowshoe treks and even a paddle on Puget Sound for the annual First Day Hikes taking place Jan. 1. Read on...
  4. State Parks announces special winter hours for Ginkgo Petrified Forest interpretive center

    Visitors can now experience the natural wonders of Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park in winter. The park's interpretive center, near Vantage, will be open on specific weekends through Feb. 17. Read on...
  5. Daniels Real Estate transfers woodland property to expand Saint Edward State Park

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has accepted a transfer of nearly 10 acres of undeveloped woodland property from Daniels Real Estate LLC of Seattle to expand Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA. Read on...
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