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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks, partners set public meeting to discuss Lake Sammamish trail plan

    Washington State Parks and the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park invite the public to attend a virtual meeting to learn about ongoing trail planning for Lake Sammamish State Park. Read on...
  2. State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $900,000 in new pumpout projects

    Keeping Washington’s waterways clean will get easier thanks to more than $900,000 in federal pass-through grants for recreational boat pumpout projects statewide. The grants were awarded by State Parks' Clean Vessel Program. Read on...
  3. State Parks launches gift cards

    Washington State Parks announces it is now selling gift cards that can be used to reserve campsites, cabins and vacation homes and purchase Parks merchandise, and more. Read on...
  4. Boat-in campsites at Steamboat Rock set to close June 1

    Washington State Parks announces the permanent closure of 12 boat-in campsites in the Ponderosa Campground at Steamboat Rock State Park, located near Electric City. Read on...
  5. St. George’s Put-in on Little Spokane River opens May 28

    Washington State Parks will reopen the St. George’s Put-in on the Little Spokane River this Friday, May 28. Starting this year, State Parks will no longer allow stand up paddleboards (SUPs) in the Little Spokane River Natural Area. Read on...
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