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  1. State Parks announces winter camping, day-use schedule

    Washington State Parks today announced its 2020-21 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. State parks offer ample opportunities for those who enjoy camping in the winter months Read on...
  2. Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

    The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program reminds winter recreation enthusiasts that Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 1. Read on...
  3. Washington State Parks’ 2021 calendar on sale now

    The Washington State Parks 2021 wall calendar makes a great holiday gift and is now available for purchase. Read on...
  4. Next State Parks free day is Oct. 10

    Washington State Parks invites visitors to enjoy a state park for free on Saturday, Oct. 10, in recognition of World Mental Health Day. A Discover Pass will not be needed for day-use visits. Read on...
  5. State Parks announces free days for 2021

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2021 is New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Read on...
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