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  1. *UPDATE* Public invited to weigh in on next phase of recreation planning for Ginkgo/Wanapum

    Posted on November 17, 2020

    The public is invited to a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 8, to learn more about ongoing recreation planning for Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park and Wanapum Recreation Area. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission to meet next week

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on Nov. 19. Read on...
  1. State Parks director to retire early next year

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    After a decade leading the agency, Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch will retire on March 2. A nationwide recruitment effort to fill his position is underway. Read on...
  2. Goldendale Observatory launches weekly virtual program

    Posted on November 5, 2020

    Washington State Parks will offer free weekly virtual programs from Goldendale Observatory State Park beginning Sunday, Nov. 15. Read on...
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  1. 11.18.20 WR blog snowmobiles at Crystal

    The snow is falling! Are you ready?

    Winter 2020 is shaping up to be a great snow season! It's also going to be a bit different. Find out how Sno-Parks are gearing up to help you stay safe and recreate responsibly what you will need — and need to know — before you hit the slopes! Learn more on our Adventure Awaits blog!
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    Live from Goldendale Observatory: Weekly (Virtual) Programming

    Join State Parks Interpretive Specialist Troy Carpenter for a glimpse into the universe through our #GoldendaleObservations programs on our YouTube channel! Troy’s hour-long presentations livestream at 7 p.m. every Sunday. LEARN MORE