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  3. Accomplishments
  1. Celebrate the New Year at Deception Pass State Park

    The Deception Pass Park Foundation and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invite the public to ring in the new year with an extra special New Year’s weekend experience at Deception Pass State Park. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission to meet in Kalama

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a planning meeting in-person on Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 8 in Kalama. Agenda items include year-end review, division highlights and 2022 priorities. Read on...
  3. State parks launches new online store

    State Parks has launched a new online store for an improved experience when shopping for popular products. Favorite items include icon prints of each state park, Winter Recreation scarves, 2022 Parks calendars, Discover Passes and e-gift cards. Read on...
  4. Winter Recreation Program encourages responsible snowmobiling

    State Parks' Winter Recreation Program joins members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association and snowmobilers in promoting responsible snowmobile etiquette through a national "Take the Pledge" campaign. Read on...
  5. State land agencies announce 2022 free days

    Washington State Parks has designated the free days in 2022 when visitors will not need a Discover Pass to park at state parks and on recreation lands. Read on...
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