Category Archives: Foundation News

Explore the awesomeness of nature

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



Winter events for everyone

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



Bikepacking the JWPT by Chip Andrus

Cool Adventures at State Parks WSPF Photo Challenge Winner

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






It’s November – let’s opt outside to State Parks & prepare for winter trips

Is it really almost turkey time? It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is coming up soon. We are so thankful to live in a place with 125 state parks and where so many people love these parks and are committed to supporting these special places for everyone to enjoy. For this Thanksgiving you can reserve a dinner at… Read More