April Newsletter From Washington State Parks

News from Washington State Parks and Recreation


A Newsletter from Washington State Parks | April 2016

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Celebrate Earth Day at state parks

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Earth Day is on April 22 and Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission invites you to participate in one of the many Earth Day events and activities hosted at several western Washington state parks. Events and locations include:

  • Cape Disappointment State Park, North Beach state parks and Twin Harbors State Park: Washington Coast Cleanups - Saturday, April 23
  • Mount St. Helens Visitor Center: Ranger talks and guided hikes - Friday, April 22
  • Central Whidbey Island State Parks: Underwater Junior Ranger Earth Day - Saturday, April 23 
  • Friends of Fort Worden Trail Team Celebrate Earth Day - Saturday, April 23 
  • Lake Sammamish State Park: Earth Week Restoration Volunteer Work Party - Saturday, April 23 
  • Lake Sammamish State Park: Keep Issaquah Beautiful Volunteer Event - Saturday, April 23 
  • Saltwater State Park: Earth Day Fair - Friday, April 29
  • Kopachuck State Park: Parks Appreciation Day - Saturday, April 23 
  • Deception Pass State Park: Planting and Celebration at Bowman Bay - Friday, April 22
  • Rockport State Park: various programs all day - Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23
  • Larrabee State Park: Cache In, Trash Out Geocache Event - Friday, April 22

Visit our website for more information about Earth Day events.


GiveBIG for Your State Parks on May 3

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Whether you love roasting marshmallows over a campfire, enjoying a day hike with friends, fishing for dinner, or camping out under the stars, Washington State Parks give you opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation activities and create cherished memories with your friends and family. On May 3, 2016 give back and GiveBIG to the Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) and together we can help create a healthier park system, with projects and programs that will help make your experiences special. Visit the website for more information.


NOW is the time to book your reservations

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Thinking about spring and summer vacations at one of Washington's beautiful state parks? Make sure you book your campsites, cabins and yurts as soon as possible as space is limited, especially on weekends.

Visit the website to book your reservations or call toll free at 1-888-226-7688 (1-888-CAMPOUT).