February Newsletter From Washington State Parks

News from Washington State Parks and Recreation

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A Newsletter from Washington State Parks | February 2015

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Calling all camp hosts and volunteers

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Spring is a great time of year to volunteer in Washington’s great outdoors. Volunteers and camp hosts provide vital help in state parks across Washington state. Now is the time to sign up to volunteer and set your schedule to host in parks all over the state. State parks looking for hosts include Lake Chelan, Fort Flagler, Fort Casey, Bridgeport and more.   


If you're interested in camp hosting, then save the date for the Camporee!  State Parks’ 2016 Camporee is set for April 27 to 29, at beautiful Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park. The annual camporee provides training and orientation to new camp hosts. Registration begins Feb. 19. Space will fill quickly, so get your request in today at volunteers@parks.wa.gov.


To learn more about volunteering or camp hosting, visit our website, our Adventure Awaits blog, or contact us at volunteers@parks.wa.gov or call (360) 902-8583.

Join 'Healthy Hikes' for Saturday fun

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Washington State Parks invites you to participate in guided hikes through the old-growth forest of Rockport State Park.


The “Healthy Hikes” start at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday from now through April 30, at the park near Rockport on Highway 20.


Park staff or guest guides will lead participants at a moderate pace along the 3-mile Evergreen Trail.  Hikers can also tackle the trails on their own. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park, except for on Discover Pass-free days March 19 and 26 and April 22. Learn more about Healthy Hikes on our website.