OLYMPIA – July 7, 2020 – Washington State Parks announces that cabins, yurts and other roofed accommodations in more than 30 state parks are now open and available to reserve.
These facilities are located in diverse state park landscapes across Washington — from the coast to Hood Canal, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Cascades forests, Columbia Gorge, Okanogan Valley, shrub-steppe Ice Age flood lands and the Spokane area.
Roofed accommodations at state parks include cabins, vacation homes, yurts and rustic shelters. Teepees, platform tents and even a fire lookout fall into the “rustic shelter” category.
Roofed accommodations will be cleaned and sanitized to COVID-19 standards between uses. To give staff adequate time for these safety procedures, check-in time is now 4 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is still 11 a.m.
Those staying at cabins, rustic shelters and many vacation houses must bring their own bedding, linens and towels. More details about which vacation homes do provide linens are here.
Reservations can be made online at washington.goingtocamp.com or by phone at 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).
Some helpful links:
- Status of state parks (which parks are open for day-use only, camping and roofed accommodations, and which are closed). This information is updated as soon as parks’ status change.
- State Parks COVID-19 response page with guidelines for responsible recreation and frequently asked questions.
A look back at park closures
Following Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington state parks closed on March 25. Many parks reopened only for day use in early May, followed later by campground openings in counties that moved into Phase 2 of the governor’s Safe Start plan. Some Phase 2 county jurisdictions requested that State Parks not reopen camping immediately
News media contacts:
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604
Laurel Haas, Reservations Program, (360) 902-0931
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
News release number: 20-033