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  1. State Parks offers fun (and educational) at-home activities for junior rangers

    Posted on March 25, 2020

    State Parks has ideas and materials for fun ways to keep kids engaged with the natural world at home during the governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Read on...
  2. Washington state parks and wildlife areas to close following governor’s order

    Posted on March 24, 2020

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas for at least two weeks starting March 25. Read on...
  1. Washington State Parks camp host tests positive for COVID-19

    Posted on March 21, 2020

    Washington State Parks confirmed that a volunteer campground host working at Bay View State Park in Skagit County tested positive for COVID-19. The host had worked at the park since early March but has not been active in the park since March 14. Read on...
  2. State Parks Boating Program encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’

    Posted on March 18, 2020

    During Spring Aboard Week, March 22-28, the Washington State Parks Boating Program encourages boaters to prepare for the upcoming season by taking a boating safety certification course. For many boaters, it's the law. Read on...
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  1. Upcoming Commission meeting cancelled

    With the evolving situation with COVID-19 in Washington, the March 11-12 State Parks Commission meeting in Chelan is cancelled. Action items and related information will be moved to future meetings. More information
  2. Twin Harbors sunset

    2021 State Parks Calendar photos needed

    We’re looking for photo entries for the 2021 State Parks Calendar. Send us your best of park scenery, people enjoying parks, iconic features of parks, etc. Everyone who submits a photo will have a chance to win a prize package. Deadline is April 1. Read More