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.
Join WSPF and Washington State Parks at Wallace Falls on Saturday, January 28 for a ranger-led hike to see a waterfall and visit a cabin to help inspire your 2017 ALL OUT vacation plans. We are co-hosting this event as a part of the REI-Co-op’s ALL OUT 2017 campaign to encourage everyone to experience nature and get inspired to learn about new places and… Read More
January 1 is a free admission day at all Washington state parks! Head outside on January 1 to get a healthy & fun start to the new year at your state parks. No Discover Pass needed and there are over 35 guided hikes around the state for you to enjoy with others. Here’s a list of hikes and start… Read More
Many of you shared in the bounty of the outdoors by donating to our work to protect and improve our beautiful state parks. State Parks span the entire state, representing the widest range of public landscapes and waters in Washington and giving communities everywhere equal access to deeper connections with nature. We invited you to join the Peak… Read More
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