Excited to get out and enjoy State Parks again? In June you have three opportunities to do so for free! The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks in June. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle.
The first free day is Saturday, June 6, in recognition of National Trails Day. The next free day is Sunday, June 7, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) Free Fishing Weekend. A Discover Pass will not be required on WDFW or Washington State Park lands throughout the Free Fishing Weekend but will be required both days on lands managed by Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The third free day, Saturday, June 13, celebrates National Get Outdoors Day. Though most Washington state [...]
This winter strap on your snowshoes and enjoy guided hikes through two State Parks with knowledgeable rangers! Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this awesome opportunity at Lake Easton and Lake Wenatchee.
Lake Easton Snowshoe Hikes
At Lake Easton, all hikes will depart at 1pm on the following Saturdays and Sundays.
Jan. 1 (Wed.), 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
The New Year’s Day hike, part of a national “First Day Hikes” event, includes snacks and hot beverages.
The hike will take about 2.5 hours and will cover a distance of about 3 miles. Guides will share the park’s natural history and safety information. Consider staying for sunset on clear or partly cloudy days! Click for more information.
We happen to think the Northwest offers some of the best winter outdoor activities of anywhere in the country. From snowshoeing, to skiing, to snowmobiles, there’s a bit of everything for enjoying some powder. If you have a youth who is interested in snowmobiling (and who wouldn’t be?), you will want to encourage safety from the start. A great place to begin is the State Parks Youth Snowmobile Safety Class.
Free Snowmobile Class
The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club are offering a free snowmobile safety class to young snowmobilers this month.
The “Safe Rider” class runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club’s clubhouse, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road, Leavenworth (Driving directions). Participants must register by [...]
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Perseid Meteor Shower overlooking Mount Rainier August 2nd
Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower from atop a mountain overlooking Mount Rainier! Hike up to Summit Lake at sunset, then watch the Meteor Shower light up the sky!
The Details: Hike 3 miles to the lake and summit the ridge to watch the show. Then descend in the dark at midnight (with headlamps and flashlights!).
Outdoor Family Movie Night August 3rd: Bridgeport State Park
Join park staff and volunteers as we dive into the life of the Columbia River Basin salmon. A staple for many centuries, the salmon has had profound effects on the richness of life in the entire Pacific Northwest.
WILD SKILLS Adventure: Crystal Mountain August 9th
Join us for a Wild Skills Adventure at Crystal Mountain Resort on Friday, August 9th! [...]
Are you planning a trip to the west side? Battle Ground State Park has a great line-up of Saturday evening programs during July and August. Take part in the fun and educational programs!
The programs take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings, July 6 through Aug. 24, and at 7p.m. on Aug. 31 at Battle Ground Lake State Park, 18002 N.E. 249th Street, Battle Ground (Driving directions). Directional signs will point attendees to the day-use pavilion near the kitchen shelter and playground, where the programs will take place.
The programs are as follows:
July 6 What’s Growing on Here? A master gardener from Washington State University Extension in Vancouver will help visitors identify the native plants and trees growing in the park.
The summer is peak season for fun and informative events at the Washington State Parks. Below are just a few of the events in June. Check back on the state park’s calendar of events often for updated information!
State Parks Discover Pass Free Day
June 1, 2019, All Day
To celebrate National Trails Day, today is a State Parks “free day” when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.
State Parks Discover Pass Free Day
June 8, 2019, All Day
To celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, today is a State Parks “free day” when a Discover [...]
August 31 – September 23, 2018Closed Tuesdays & Sept. 5 (Wed) It’s the biggest party in the state, and you’re invited! Enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family at the Washington State Fair. RV Parking
Overnight parking for RVs is available year-round. Full power, sewer and water hookups are available in the Orange Lot; power, water and sewer dump are available in the Green Lot. Specific RV spaces are not reserved, you will be assigned a spot based on availability.
State Fair Prices (Aug. 28 – Sept. 24, 2018)
Advance Reservations Required / Based on Availability
$37 per night – Water Power Sewer in Orange Lot
$33 per night – Water, Power only, (dump station available) in green lot
Washington State Park’s Folk and Traditional Arts Program has a terrific lineup of free, fun, entertaining and often educational events happening at many state parks throughout August.
International Music Concert Series
Peace Arch Historical State Park in Blaine, on the U.S.-Canada border, is the perfect setting for these concerts! Each one-hour concert begins at 2 p.m. every Sunday in August. This summer’s lineup includes:
Aug. 5: Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil—showcasing the culture of Brazil with music, dance and martial arts.
Aug. 12: Gansango Music & Dance—a multicultural group of international dancers and musicians who perform traditional and contemporary dance and music from West Africa.
Aug. 19: Lharik Dhakpa and Tsering Dolker—traditional Tibetan music and dance featuring performers trained at the prestigious Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.
Aug. 26: Srivani Jade Ensemble—soulful North Indian music [...]
Today we had the opportunity to discover 3 great sights in Washington DC. We were able to tour The National Air and Space Museum, The Museum of the Bible and The National Museum of the American Indian. In a single day we only scratched the surface. It would take weeks to see everything in these three and there are many others to see and most are free entry. We stayed at Washington DC/Capitol KOA the managers were helpful, nice and also offer a Shuttle service to Down town and Home again for just under $15. This could be a very nice Family vacation. Plan on at least 3 weeks of travel and exploring.