Extra! Extra! Read all about it: The people, special places and interesting and unique programs and activities that make up your Washington state park system.

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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. State Parks Commission to meet in Vancouver

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, in Vancouver. Read on...
  4. Pass Lake reopens for fishing, recreation

    Pass Lake, a popular destination in Deception Pass State Park, has reopened for winter fishing and recreation. The lake had closed in August, 2021 when high concentrations of toxic algae were discovered. Read on...
  5. Winter Recreation program seeks contractors for plowing, snow removal

    Washington State Parks’ Winter Recreation Program is looking for contractors to plow and clear Sno-Parks this winter. Contracts run from Dec. 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Read on...
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