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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks Boating Program hosts marine law enforcement training in Vancouver

    Washington State Park's Boating Program is hosting the annual Marine Law Enforcement Training Sept. 17 - 19, in Vancouver. Boaters should be aware of on-the-water activity on the Columbia River. Read on...
  2. Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

    In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required for day-use visits by vehicle. Read on...
  3. ‘Celebrating Cultures’ returns to Pearrygin Lake State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the “Celebrating Cultures” concert Saturday, Sept. 14, at Pearrygin Lake State Park. Read on...
  4. State Parks Commission meets Sept. 19, in Richland

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider approval of policy options for 2020 agency and supplemental budget request as well as real estate items at its Sept. 19 meeting in Richland. Read on...
  5. Learn more about plans to improve safety at Beacon Rock - SR 14 intersection

    Washington State Parks invites the public to learn more about a conceptual design to address safety and access on the section of State Route 14 running through Beacon Rock State Park. A meeting is scheduled for Sept. 18, in Stevenson. Read on...
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