On July 1st you could lose access to all Washington State Parks! If the state legislature is unable to pass a budget by the end of June, our parks will close at the very beginning of their busiest season. While state parks has made it clear that they will fully refund reservations made through the first… Read More
Join us and over 50 partners on June 10th at Lake Sammamish State Park from 10 am to 3:30 pm. The latest information and schedules can be found at our event website.
In efforts to ensure great places for the community to live, work, and enjoy, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is partnering with Washington State Parks Foundation and other non-profit organizations to promote environmental stewardship. “We hope through these partnerships, we can reach farther and make an even greater impact,” said Andy Wappler, PSE Vice President of… Read More
Thank you for your generosity! During the GiveBIG day of community giving on May 10, 2017 over 330 individuals, foundations and companies were inspired to support what makes state parks special. Our beautiful state parks are places for sharing stories around the campfire, picnics at the beach, hikes to the top of a mountain and more. Our supporters donated over… Read More
Gain a greater appreciation of the landscape you live and play in. State Parks rangers and volunteers offer interpretive programs to inspire you to explore the outdoors. Our events calendar features many tours and hikes occurring this spring. This week we highlight events where you can learn from experts who will connect you with the natural wonders of our amazing state. Discover… Read More
Select your favorite photo from the Snow Days at Washington State Parks Contest.
There’s no excuse to stay inside when you can join local nonprofit Friends Groups and state parks as they host family-fun events during the winter season. Our calendar has details and some highlights are shared below: Sundays are for snowshoe hiking at Lake Wenatchee Hit the snow trails at Lake Wenatchee State Park with a guided hike on Sunday, 2/26/17. Park… Read More
There’s no need to wait until spring or summer to enjoy your Washington State Parks. Washington winters present cool, peaceful, and exciting opportunities to get outside. Whether your schedule allows for quick day trips to hike or picnic under a covered shelter or allows for a cross-state road trip or overnighting in a warm yurt,… Read More
Congratulations to Chip Andrus for submitting the winning photo “Bikepacking the John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of Marengo” taken at Iron Horse State Park to the Cool Adventures at Washington State Parks fall photo contest challenge. Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) invited photographers and state park lovers to share how they FALL in love with… Read More
Photographers were inspired to head outside to share their “Cool Adventures at Washington State Parks” Vote for your favorite photo from the top ten choices selected by the WSPF team. Voting ends on Jan. 31 and the winning photographer will receive a $75 Amazon gift card and we’ll also feature the winning photographer and park in February’s newsletter.