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After almost 11 years of phone tag, Cama Beach State Park’s reservation system goes online

As part of its new reservation system, Washington State Parks’ biggest — and most beloved — cabin site is finally available online. It's another chapter in the story of a resort that's never really been a best-kept secret.
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Happier campsite reservations: What to know about the new Washington State Parks reservation system

Washington State Parks' Jan. 16 launch of an upgraded reservation system makes it easier book cabins and campsites online and early. Here are the highlights.
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10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
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10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
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Former John Wayne Pioneer Trail renamed Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

After announcing last month that a new name for the former Iron Horse State Park Trail and John Wayne Pioneer Trail was under consideration, Washington State Parks announced on Twitter today that the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has unanimously decided to rename the trail the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The Commission […]
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State Parks in Washington

WASHINGTON HAS IT ALL: shrub-steppe landscape in the east, forested mountains, rugged coastline with big archipelagos and bays, sinuous river valleys. The State Parks might not be as well known to visitors as the Olympic Peninsula, but they’re more than worth visiting. Palouse Falls A post shared by Rebecca (@awayfromtheoffice) on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:56am PDT The small Palouse Falls State Park is in the south-east corner of the state, away from major routes. For this reason, ...
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New adventure offered: Climb a tree at Deception Pass State Park

Washington State Parks and Seattle-based guide service offer treetop outing.
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Get in free Sunday as Washington State Parks celebrates 104th birthday

The Washington State Parks department is celebrating its 104th birthday this Sunday, March 19, by giving the public a gift: free admission. Visit any of more than 100 state parks across the state and don’t worry about buying a permit. You won’t be required to display a Discover Pass as typically required for day-use visits. […]
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Sno-Parks access trails and play areas statewide

Washington State Parks maintains plowed parking lots and some groomed trails for snowmobiling, skiing and other winter recreation
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Free National Parks Day 2016 – Free Day This Weekend + Find all the Free National Parks Days for the Year

Free National Parks Day 2016 *Don’t forget that this weekend is FREE admission at the National Parks to celebrate their 100th birthday on 8/25!! Washington State Parks will be free on August 25, 2016  as well!  ************* The National Parks have announced the FREE National Parks Days for 2016! On these Fee Free Days, you can get admission to National Parks  and Forests or Wildlife Refuges across the US that usually charge fees to enjoy. There are many that are free all the time, but there ...
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Hot weather means no campfires in Washington State Parks

If roasting a marshmallow or hot dog at a state park over a campfire was in your hot-summer-Saturday plans for this weekend, think again. In the face of possible triple-digit heat in coming days, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission on Thursday announced a statewide ban on campfires in all state parks. The prohibition […]
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