State Parks in Washington (138)

Alta Lake State Park
Pateros, WA
Alta Lake State Park is a land of fire and water. Tucked into the hills between Winthrop and Lake Chelan, Alta Lake has long been a hub for anglers, water sports enthusiasts and families that love to
Anderson Lake State Park
Chimacum, WA
Pack up the kids and a picnic lunch and spend a day at Anderson Lake State Park. Located 20 minutes from Port Townsend on the Northeastern Olympic Peninsula, Anderson Lake combines a cedar, fir and al
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground, WA
Need a quick getaway? Battle Ground Lake State Park is a forested camping park in the Cascade Mountain foothills; its proximity to Vancouver and Portland and its cool green lake make it a great escap
Bay View State Park
Mt Vernon, WA
Pull up a camp chair, place it facing north, sit down and stay a while. Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay overlooks the San Juan Islands and offers up magnificent views of the archipelago. On clear o
Beacon Rock State Park
Stevenson, WA
A dizzying mile-long switchback trail takes you up 848-foot Beacon Rock, but that’s not the only way to a tip-top experience. Rock climbing and hiking to waterfalls are the rage at this park, where
Belfair State Park
Belfair, WA
Wetlands, pebble beaches, tidal flats and salmon runs are the stuff that Puget Sound is made of. You will find those features and more at Belfair State Park. Located on Hood Canal between Shelton an
Birch Bay State Park
Blaine, WA
Set in a blue cove between Bellingham and Blaine, Birch Bay State Park feels private and secluded without being far from urban life. Stroll along the rocky beach and take in dramatic views of the No
Blake Island Marine State Park
Manchester, WA
Are you a boater craving island time? Do you paddle the Puget Sound on your days off? Or are you visiting Seattle and eager to explore Tillicum village and the island or camp overnight but don't have
Blind Island State Park
Eastsound, WA
Tiny Blind Island is full of intrigue. Can you imagine finding a chunk of rock in the middle of a salty strait, staking a claim and planting an orchard there? A cluster of 19th-century sour apple tree
Bogachiel State Park
Forks, WA
The Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park is one of the world’s iconic forests. Known for its vibrant greens, curtains of moss and dense, old-growth canopy, the Hoh is nearly half a day’s drive
Bottle Beach State Park
Aberdeen, WA
Calling all birders! Bottle Beach State Park sits on the tide flats of Southern Grays Harbor, where it plays host to more than a million migratory shorebirds and sea birds in spring. The park's ADA-
Bridgeport State Park
Bridgeport, WA
Fishing, sagebrush and chill time: what more could a desert vacationer want? Set directly behind Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River, Bridgeport State Park offers sunny fun on Rufus Woods Lake.
Bridle Trails State Park
Kirkland, WA
Seattle equestrians love this forested park near the city. Bridle Trails State Park, located between Kirkland and Redmond, offers extensive horse trails and a horse-friendly culture. Sometimes called
Brooks Memorial State Park
Goldendale, WA
Brooks Memorial State Park is a bright spot of colors, views and birdsongs, off the beaten path in south central Washington. Brooks Memorial sits between the pine forests of the Simcoe Mountains and
Cama Beach Historical State Park
Camano Island, WA
The entrance to Cama Beach could well be a doorway to an earlier time. Set on Camano Island, an hour north of Seattle, the original family resort had its heyday from the 1930s to the 1950s. This place
Camano Island State Park
Camano Island, WA
Close to Seattle but a world away, Camano Island State Park offers a mellow, less bustling, but equally friendly alternative to its busier neighbor, Cama Beach State Park. Forest loop trails provide
Camp Wooten ELC and Retreat Center
Pomeroy, WA
A camp with a colorful past, Washington State Parks’ largest retreat center, Camp Wooten, sits in the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington along the threadlike Tucannon River. Columbia County’s
Cape Disappointment State Park
Ilwaco, WA
Lighthouses stand sentinel atop windswept cliffs, sea smells waft up through the air and waves collide with a crash where the Pacific Ocean meets the Columbia River below. Named for Captain John Mear
Centennial Trail State Park
Nine Mile Falls, WA
The 40-mile Spokane River Centennial State Park Trail winds through eastern Washington from Nine Mile Recreation Area on Lake Spokane to the Idaho border. The mixed-use trail passes through high deser
Clark Island Marine State Park
Olga, WA
Are you craving a day at the beach on your San Juan island vacation? Head out to Clark Island for your choice of fine-grained sand or warm gray pebbles. Midway between Orcas and Lummi islands, this
Columbia Hills Historical State Park
Lyle, WA
Columbia Hills Historical State Park puts the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area at your fingertips. This 3,637-acre park is composed of four different sites which offer a range of experiences.
Columbia Plateau State Park Trail
Washtucna, WA
Looking for an active road trip adventure? Get out your mountain or hybrid bike, pack your hiking boots and plan to visit a little-known Washington treasure. The 3,876-acre, 130-mile Columbia Platea
Conconully State Park
Conconully, WA
Do you long to trade your SmartPhone for a fishing pole? You'll find like-minded vacationers and an angler's paradise at Conconully State Park in the region known as the Okanogan. Fish from two lakes
Crawford State Park Heritage Site
Metaline Falls, WA
Crawford State Park feels like it's at the end of the earth, and its star attraction, Gardner Cave, feels like the center of the earth. Tucked away in the northeast corner of Washington, near the U.S
Curlew Lake State Park
Republic, WA
Looking for a great park destination off the beaten path? Curlew Lake State Park is a jewel in the countryside. In northeastern Washington, only 25 miles from the U.S.- Canada border, the park is na
Cutts Island State Park
Gig Harbor, WA
Cutts Island Marine State Park is proof that good things come in small packages. One-half mile from Kopachuck State Park, this intriguing little island offers the perfect day at the beach. This park
Daroga State Park
Orondo, WA
Mauve-colored hills rise from the Columbia River, and poplars line glassy Lake Entiat below. If not for the scent of sage floating through the air, Daroga State Park could be in Southern Europe. Loca
Dash Point State Park
Federal Way, WA
Washington water fans, look no further! Bust out your kayak, sand bucket, swimsuit or fishing rod, and head straight for Dash Point State Park! Hidden in plain sight between Seattle and Tacoma, this
Deception Pass State Park
Oak Harbor, WA
Deception Pass is Washington's most-visited state park for a reason. Mysterious coves, rugged cliffs, jaw-dropping sunsets, and a stomach-dropping high bridge make this park a go-to for locals and int
Doe Island Marine State Park
Olga, WA
Doe Island Marine State Park is a tiny dot on the map next to Orcas Island, but as an island destination, you could not ask for more. Once on terra firma, the island's 0.3-mile perimeter loop is a s
Dosewallips State Park
Brinnon, WA
Dosewallips State Park, only 60 miles north of Olympia, is the eastern gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. The region is made up of forests, mountains, rivers, beaches and deltas – and surrounded by sou
Doug's Beach State Park
Lyle, WA
Backed by the auburn hills of the east Columbia River Gorge, Doug's beach has enticed windsurfers and kite boarders for more than two decades. This entire gorge is famous for its wind and water spor
Eagle Island State Park
Anderson Island, WA
Cute little Eagle Island is a great place to moor or anchor your boat, gaze at the splendor of Mount Rainier, relax on a sandy beach and watch harbor seals close to the shore. Located in Balch Passag
Federation Forest State Park
Enumclaw, WA
Grab a picnic, and take a stroll among the old-growth trees of Federation Forest. This little-known gem on the White River offers family-friendly hiking and a peek at an important piece of Washington
Fields Spring State Park
Anatone, WA
Prepare to be wowed by Fields Spring State Park! Nestled in the folds of the Blue mountains, this Southeast Washington frontier has some of the state's most spectacular scenery. Known to most travel
Flaming Geyser State Park
Auburn, WA
From river to field, Flaming Geyser State Park is alive with sounds of joy. As rafters and kayakers glide past its banks, an array of model airplanes sail and swoop, controlled from the ground by thei
Fort Casey Historical State Park
Coupeville, WA
Close your eyes and imagine Fort Casey as it must have been 100 years ago, filled with eager young soldiers, officers, mechanics and staff. Stand at the Admiralty Head lighthouse or in a cliff-side gu
Fort Columbia Historical State Park
Chinook, WA
Military and maritime history buffs, take note! Fort Columbia State Park is considered one of the most intact historic coastal defense sites in the U.S. Constructed between 1896 and 1903, renovated
Fort Ebey State Park
Coupeville, WA
Planning a multi-day camping stay? You won't run out of things to do at Fort Ebey State Park! Set on the western side of Whidbey Island, Fort Ebey was constructed as a coastal defense fort during the
Fort Flagler Historical State Park
Marrowstone, WA
Step into U.S. military history at Fort Flagler Historical State Park on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island. Tour and explore a significant coastal defense fort established more than a century ago
Fort Simcoe Historical State Park
White Swan, WA
Fort Simcoe is one of the few remaining pre-Civil War forts in the west. Military history buffs should put it on their bucket lists. Located on the Yakama Indian Reservation, between rolling hills,
Fort Townsend Historical State Park
Port Townsend, WA
On the surface, Fort Townsend is a classic state park on a Puget Sound beach. But a closer look reveals a hidden history. Built in 1856, Fort Townsend operated as a U.S. Army site on and off until a
Fort Worden Historical State Park
Port Townsend, WA
Hidden gun emplacements, expansive parade lawns and restored Victorian-era Officers homes place history front and center at Fort Worden Historical State Park. While today's park plays host to worksho
Ginkgo Petrified Forest / Wanapum Recreation Area
Vantage, WA
Did you know that petrified wood is Washington’s official state gem? Considered one of the most diverse fossil forests in North America, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is famous for its rare speci
Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site
Goldendale, WA
Fledgling astronomers and night photographers, find your bliss at Goldendale Observatory. Set in the hills above the Columbia River, this unique state park heritage site houses one of the nation’s lar
Grayland Beach State Park
Grayland, WA
Does your ideal vacation include flying kites and walking your dog on the beach, surfing the waves on a warm summer day, smelling the sea, or watching winter storms from the comfort of your yurt or RV
Griffiths-Priday State Park
Ocean Shores, WA
"River or ocean?" When you have a free day, is that your big question? Why choose? You can have both at Griffiths-Priday State Park! Griffiths-Priday is set on the Pacific coast, at the mouths of Co
Hope Island Marine State Park - Mason County
Mason, WA
Hope Island Marine State Park is a special place to those who live in the greater Olympia-Shelton-Hoodsport area. These communities share their treasure with the hope that visitors approach the island
Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit
La Conner, WA
A quick paddle or boat ride will get you to Hope Island State Park between La Conner and Whidbey Island on Skagit Bay. Once on the island, quiet hikes through forest and wildland meadows will charm yo
Ike Kinswa State Park
Silver Creek, WA
Ike Kinswa State Park is a great place to make summer memories. This classic state park sits on Mayfield Lake amidst a rolling patchwork of farmland 20 miles east of Interstate 5 and off U.S. Highway
Illahee State Park
Bremerton, WA
Tucked between Bainbridge Island and Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula, Illahee State Park occupies prime beachfront on Port Orchard Bay. A dense, verdant forest backs a shell-strewn beach at this cl
Iron Horse State Park Trail
North Bend, WA
From the densely forested Cascades to the scablands carved by the Ice Age floods, Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail gives hikers, cyclists and, in some places, equestrians a taste of Washington’s d
James Island Marine State Park
Blakely Island, WA
James Island Marine State Park sits low on the horizon, small and unassuming next to its neighbors in the San Juan archipelago. This tiny marine state park, accessible only by boat, may be the ideal r
Jarrell Cove State Park
Shelton, WA
Accessible only by bridge or by boat, Jarrell Cove State Park is a sensory extravaganza, with a chorus of bird calls, saltwater and conifer smells, dense tree stands and opal-colored water all around.
Joemma Beach State Park
Longbranch, WA
Airplane pilots and boaters compare Puget Sound to a maze. Land fingers, islands and waterways comprise the stunning topography, and South Sound inlets dead-end at mudflats and beaches. Amidst all thi
Jones Island Marine State Park
Eastsound, WA
When you dock at Jones Island, your welcoming committee wagon may include otters and deer. Among the most enchanting of the San Juan Islands, Jones Island Marine State Park is the place to let your h
Joseph Whidbey State Park
Oak Harbor, WA
Joseph Whidbey State Park is a stunner. Its west-facing views from Whidbey Island include Victoria, B.C., Lopez Island and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. When the weather is clear, the evening sky lights
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Ravensdale, WA
At first glance, Kanaskat-Palmer looks like a classic state park, with gentle trails, sprawling lawns and a diverse forest, set on the banks of a river. But, oh, what a river it is! As it tumbles to
Kinney Point State Park Property
Marrowstone, WA
You'll know you've arrived at Kinney Point when you see the kayak rack. This unique "parking" feature invites you to pull in, hang up your kayak and play! This Marrowstone Island park property is onl
Kitsap Memorial State Park
Poulsbo, WA
Lovebirds, take heed! Kitsap Memorial State Park on Hood Canal is a popular spot for Washington couples heading to the altar. The park's quaint Log Hall Area hosts all types of weddings and events ye
Klickitat State Park Trail
Lyle, WA
Pump up your bike tires, lace up your hiking boots and set out on Washington's southernmost rail-trail. The Klickitat Trail runs 31 miles through stunning Columbia River Gorge country between Lyle an
Kopachuck State Park
Gig Harbor, WA
Kopachuck's sun-warmed beaches and creaky forest will take you right out of everyday life and into a fairytale. Snug in the curve of Carr Inlet a half-hour from Tacoma, Kopachuck State Park is an eas
Lake Chelan State Park
Chelan, WA
Reserve your campsite early, wait for summer with growing anticipation, then join the ranks of visitors who make Lake Chelan a family tradition. This social camping park pulses with life in the summe
Lake Easton State Park
Easton, WA
Craving a misty morning walk on a lake? Planning a campout with family and friends? Look no further than Lake Easton State Park! Located between Seattle and Ellensburg off I-90, Lake Easton is a magn
Lake Sammamish State Park
Issaquah, WA
Dreaming of a beach day not far from Seattle? Head to Lake Sammamish State Park! Boasting two lakefront beaches and trails through deciduous forest and wetlands, this park provides a family outdoor ex
Lake Sylvia State Park
Montesano, WA
Adults, kids and adult kids, go play at Lake Sylvia State Park! Hidden in the hills between Olympia and the Washington Coast, Lake Sylvia is a classic state park. Set in a former logging camp above t
Lake Wenatchee State Park
Leavenworth, WA
Climb a mountain, ride a horse or try stand up paddling. Settle into your camp chair and soak your feet in an alpine lake. Kick back with a book, teach the kids to swim – or do it all – at Lake Wenatc
Larrabee State Park
Bellingham, WA
Set on the seaward side of Chuckanut Mountain near Bellingham, Larrabee State Park is known for its postcard views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. It is also Washington's first state park. Th
Leadbetter Point State Park
Ocean Park, WA
Have you ever seen a cotton ball hopping around on the sand? You will see all kinds of birds at Leadbetter Point State Park on the upper Long Beach Peninsula, between Willapa Bay and the Pacific Ocea
Lewis & Clark State Park
Toledo, WA
How many shades of green can you count? Lewis and Clark State Park is a great place to start. This cool forested space east of Interstate 5 and south of Chehalis offers hiking and horseback riding th
Lewis & Clark Trail State Park
Dayton, WA
Driving down Highway 12, through the rolling dune-colored fields of southeastern Washington, you see a stand of green up ahead. It's not a mirage. It's Lewis and Clark Trail State Park. A lush oasis
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Friday Harbor, WA
At Lime Kiln Point State Park, the loud, transient neighbors gear up for a party that runs from spring into fall. Those would be the spouting orcas, fin-slapping Gray whales and splashing porpoises.
Lincoln Rock State Park
East Wenatchee, WA
A rock with a face like Abe Lincoln's overlooks this friendly popular state park above the Rocky Reach Dam. Folded into the rich, mauve hills along the Columbia River, Lincoln Rock State Park is a cla
Lyons Ferry State Park
Washtucna, WA
If eastern Washington calls to you, Lyons Ferry State Park is sure to enthrall. Tree-shaded green lawns gracefully slope to the cooling waters of the Snake and Palouse rivers. The hills of the Palouse
Manchester State Park
Port Orchard, WA
Set on the shore of Rich Passage, Manchester State Park makes the perfect getaway for day-trippers or Puget Sound campers on a Kitsap Peninsula road trip. Military and maritime buffs will find intrig
Maryhill State Park
Goldendale, WA
Backed by golden hills and fronted by the mighty Columbia River, Maryhill State Park is a welcoming place for all kinds of guests. Windsurfers seek thrills on the river, while cultural tourists explor
Matia Island Marine State Park
Friday Harbor, WA
Imagine a green fairy forest of moss-covered rocks, cedar trees with human-sized hollows, black licorice slugs that look like tiny tire treads and a paradise cove with swirling sandstone formations.
McMicken Island Marine State Park
Shelton, WA
McMicken Island is so small, you could easily miss it. But boaters who love Puget Sound would not want to miss it. This small state park, in the fold of Harstine Island, is only reachable by boat. Low
Millersylvania State Park
Olympia, WA
Millersylvania State Park offers fun for everyone. Spend a summer day splashing in Deep Lake. Gather with friends in an historic kitchen shelter. Plan a romantic overnight in a luxury "glamping" site,
Moran State Park
Olga, WA
Pass through the welcome arch at Moran State Park on Orcas Island, and time begins to slow. You'll find yourself in a Northwest island frame of mind, free to relax, breathe and head into the vast, var
Mount Pilchuck State Park
Granite Falls, WA
Do you dream of climbing the snow-capped Cascades? Do you gape in wonder at sweeping views from historic lookouts? If you answered "yes," you have found your park in Mount Pilchuck. The 2.7-mile tra
Mount Spokane State Park
Mead, WA
You could hike for days and not see the same view twice at Mount Spokane State Park. One of Washington's largest state parks, Mount Spokane has 100 miles of trails in the richly forested Selkirk Moun
Mystery Bay State Park
Marrowstone, WA
All but hidden on the west side of Marrowstone Island, Mystery Bay State Park offers a great escape for visitors arriving by land or by water. Boaters can dock or lay anchor and stroll along the grass
Nolte State Park
Enumclaw, WA
Everyone needs the occasional lazy day on a lake. For folks in the Puget Sound area or communities near Mount Rainier, Nolte State Park fits the bill. Located 10 minutes from Enumclaw and a half hour
Obstruction Pass State Park
Olga, WA
Obstruction Pass State Park is one of the few public beaches on famed Orcas Island. Though most people flock to its bigger neighbor, Moran State Park, this property's quiet beauty is unsurpassed. Opa
Ocean City State Park
Hoquiam, WA
Smack dab in the middle of the Washington coast, near the beach town of Ocean Shores, you will find the lovely, unpretentious Ocean City State Park. If you're looking for a rest stop or a long walk o
Olallie State Park
North Bend, WA
Renowned for its glorious waterfalls, Olallie State Park is a great place to kick off the hiking season. Moderate trails lead to the popular Twin Falls, the smaller Weeks Falls and other cascading wat
Olmstead Place Historical State Park
Ellensburg, WA
Pull off fast-paced Interstate 90, and step back to a slower time at Olmstead Place Historical State Park near Ellensburg. In 1875, the pioneering Olmstead family homesteaded the land claim at the si
Pacific Beach State Park
Moclips, WA
Run with your kite, or your dog, on a flat sandy beach. Inhale the salt sea air and listen to the Pacific Ocean as it crashes on the shore by your side. Help the kids build sand castles, go fishing or
Pacific Pines State Park
Ocean Park, WA
Pacific Pines State Park, on the western side of the Long Beach Peninsula, offers a classic day at the beach, southwest Washington-style. Dune grasses and knobby shore pines drop gently down to the w
Palouse Falls State Park
LaCrosse, WA
The Palouse River runs through a narrow cataract and drops 200 feet to a churning bowl. From there, the current moves swiftly, through a winding gorge of columnar basalt, to its southern end at the mi
Paradise Point State Park
Ridgefield, WA
Located 15 miles north of Vancouver and just east of I-5, Paradise Point State Park offers easy access to the Lewis River. Approaching the riverfront beach, you may be surprised by a great blue heron
Patos Island Marine State Park
Eastsound, WA
Turning into Active Cove between Patos and Little Patos islands, you'll feel like you're landing on the moon. A pebble beach leads to a bare, gray, rocky outcropping. Once you have beached your craft
Peace Arch Historical State Park
Blaine, WA
A dramatic white arch rises from the green lawns and flowering gardens on the U.S.-Canada border at Blaine. Some may not realize that the international Peace Arch they pass on Interstate 5 is the prin
Pearrygin Lake State Park
Winthrop, WA
An angler casts her line into a glassy lake, and a sweater-clad camper sips a steaming mug of coffee. They gaze out, admiring the last tendrils of mist on the water as the rising sun plays on the ambe
Penrose Point State Park
Lakebay, WA
A bald eagle sits on a seaweed-covered rock while kids peer into the glassy waters of Mayo Cove, pointing out sea stars and crabs. Welcome to life at Penrose Point State Park. At low tide, this Puget
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
Cashmere, WA
Standing tall against the orchards and golden hills of the Wenatchee Valley, a grouping of tooth-like pinnacles will surely catch your eye. Turn off Highway 2 for a closer look at the rich sandstone s
Pleasant Harbor State Park Property
Brinnon, WA
Pleasant Harbor State Park Property is a lovely place to sleep on your boat. So, tie up in this cozy inlet, watch the sunrise and take advantage of all the water sports and shellfish bounty that Hood
Posey Island Marine State Park
Friday Harbor, WA
An itty-bitty island hides in plain sight, between Pearl Island and Roche Harbor in the San Juan archipelago. Posey Island Marine State Park is popular with kayak groups and porpoises, but, depending
Potholes State Park
Othello, WA
The Potholes are the defining geologic feature near this eastern Washington park. A series of Ice Age flood-carved depressions in the earth, combined with the dynamics of the O’Sullivan Dam, created h
Potlatch State Park
Shelton, WA
Potlach State Park lies along beautiful Hood Canal, 40 miles from Olympia. This unassuming park has a welcoming campground in a thicket of trees, and its forested creek was recently restored for salmo
Rainbow Falls State Park
Chehalis, WA
A rare cluster of old-growth trees creates an inspiring shadow to stand in. Rainbow Falls State Park, 16 miles west of Chehalis, is a walker’s paradise. Miles of loamy trails wind through the forest a
Rasar State Park
Concrete, WA
Tucked along the Skagit River, Rasar State Park offers forested campgrounds, grassy fields, Cascade foothills and the clear blue Skagit River. Whether you're seeking a fun, friendly atmosphere or a co
Reed Island State Park
Washougal, WA
Unfold your camp chair and take in the views from Reed Island State Park. Located on the Columbia River east of Vancouver, the island faces the bird-rich Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge, from the
Riverside State Park
Nine Mile Falls, WA
No trip to Spokane is complete without a stop at Riverside State Park. Approximately 9 miles from Spokane, Riverside provides recreational opportunities for almost every type of visitor. From mountain
Rockport State Park
Rockport, WA
Find your inner forest spirit among the rare old-growth stands of Rockport State Park. The park's ancient trees, having never been logged, form a landscape and ecosystem seldom seen nowadays, a canop
Sacajawea Historical State Park
Pasco, WA
Imagine standing at a place where Native American people encountered the Lewis and Clark Expedition on its westward journey. On Oct. 16, 1805, the Corps of Discovery arrived at the confluence of the
Saddlebag Island Marine State Park
Anacortes, WA
Whether you're chasing a warm pebble beach, a grassy meadow or a green forest, you'll find it at Saddlebag Island. Among the easternmost of the San Juan Islands, Saddlebag sits between Padilla Bay an
Saint Edward State Park
Kenmore, WA
Set on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, surrounded by low forest and lawns, Saint Edward's Seminary is not hard to picture as it was in the 1930s, with hundreds of students in residence. These d
Saltwater State Park
Des Moines, WA
Saltwater State Park delivers a sandy beach getaway on the edge of Washington's largest urban area, and the park is only 2 miles from Interstate 5. Set on a stretch of shoreline between Tacoma and Se
Scenic Beach State Park
Seabeck, WA
Don't forget to pack a picnic for your date at Scenic Beach. This Hood Canal state park was recently named "Best Romantic Spot" by area residents. Is your dog the love of your life these days, or doe
Schafer State Park
Elma, WA
Does your perfect day off involve trees, lawn, sun spots, shade and a clear, turquoise river? Pack your fishing pole, swimsuit and picnic basket, round up your family and friends - or take some much-n
Seaquest State Park
Castle Rock, WA
A pedestrian tunnel connects lush, forested Seaquest State Park with its more well-known neighbor across the road, the Silver Lake Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. The park makes a topnotch base for a
Sequim Bay State Park
Sequim, WA
Discover the northern Olympic Peninsula at Sequim Bay State Park! Set in one of the driest micro-climates west of the Cascade Mountains, Sequim Bay hosts a stretch of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT
Shine Tidelands State Park
Port Ludlow, WA
Located at the entrance to Squamish Harbor, just north of Hood Canal Bridge, Shine Tidelands State Park makes a peaceful stop on a Hood Canal or Kitsap Peninsula road trip. This little day-use park o
Skagit Island Marine State Park
Anacortes, WA
Skagit Island Marine State Park has the feel of the San Juan Islands but is closer and more accessible to most Puget Sound area locations. Located within kayaking distance of Cornet Bay in Deception P
South Whidbey State Park
Freeland, WA
South Whidbey State Park calls to tree-lovers everywhere. This day-use park on the west side of Whidbey Island is a scenic drive away from Anacortes or a short ferry ride from Mukilteo. The park offer
Spencer Spit State Park
Lopez Island, WA
Looking for an island camping park you can get to by car? Spencer Spit, on Lopez Island, may be just what you had in mind. One of the few auto-access state parks in the San Juan Islands, Spencer Spit
Spring Creek Hatchery State Park
Underwood, WA
Windsurfers and kite boarders, welcome! The Columbia River Gorge has long been recognized as a mecca for the two sports, and Spring Creek Hatchery State Park is a premier spot. Strong west winds driv
Squak Mountain State Park
Issaquah, WA
Lace up your sneakers or hiking boots, and chart a course for Squak Mountain State Park. Just a few minutes east of Seattle, Squak Mountain has miles of walking and horse trails for people of all abi
Squilchuck State Park
Wenatchee, WA
Set deep in the mountains outside of Wenatchee, Squilchuck State Park entices the active adventurer. More than 10 miles of mountain bike trails fan out from a single group campground. Within minutes
Steamboat Rock State Park
Electric City, WA
Rising 800 feet and spanning 600 acres, Steamboat Rock will impress the most seasoned of travelers. Carved by Ice Age floods into a dramatic, lake-dotted canyon, Steamboat Rock State Park’s landscape
Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Rosalia, WA
Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site is a four-acre day-use park in Rosalia. The site commemorates a battle between U.S. Army forces led by Colonel Edward Steptoe and several Native American t
Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site
Whitman, WA
High above the Palouse Hills on the eastern edge of Washington, Steptoe Butte offers unparalleled views of a truly unique landscape. The warm quartzite bluff stands out against soft hills of green and
Stuart Island Marine State Park
Friday Harbor, WA
Picture an island with turquoise inlets and craggy coves. The northern San Juan Islands may not come to mind at first, but Stuart Island Marine State Park could surprise you. Stuart Island, near the
Sucia Island Marine State Park
Eastsound, WA
Would you rather sail than drive on your next vacation? Check out Sucia Island Marine State Park. Among the northernmost of the San Juan Islands, this horseshoe-shaped island is accessible only by wa
Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park
Coulee City, WA
As you enter Sun Lakes-Dry Falls, you may feel like you're on another planet. The park is surrounded by one of Washington's most striking and historically significant landscapes. Dry Falls is a geolo
Tolmie State Park
Olympia, WA
Picture yourself walking your dog down a peaceful beach on a Wednesday evening or at the same beach on a Saturday afternoon, wiping ice cream off your kids’ faces. If these thoughts make you smile, To
Triton Cove
Brinnon, WA
Are you the type to start a road trip at 4 a.m., crossing fingers for a fabulous sunrise? Time your departure for an early stop at Triton Cove State Park on your drive up or down Hood Canal. Known fo
Turn Island Marine State Park
Friday Harbor, WA
Turn Island is a kayaker's dream. With its pebble beaches and shoreside campsites, this marine state park is a social destination for the paddling crowd, or a quiet place in the off-season. After bea
Twanoh State Park
Union, WA
You won't have to stick your little toe into the water at Twanoh State Park; the water is so nice, you can probably dunk yourself all at once. Known for its warm saltwater swimming, scenic beauty and
Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park
Chelan, WA
Boaters and campers, come on down! Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park offers one of the top boat launch and moorage sites on spectacular Lake Chelan. This small state park has a modern marina located
Twin Harbors State Park
Westport, WA
Twin Harbors State Park combines the essential Washington coast vacation with the classic state park experience. A cluster of cabins, yurts, and tent and RV sites give Twin Harbors a community feel.
Wallace Falls State Park
Gold Bar, WA
Washington is known around the world for its forests, lakes and waterfalls, and not many places showcase these icons as majestically as Wallace Falls State Park. A hiker's paradise, Wallace Falls off
Wenatchee Confluence State Park
Wenatchee, WA
Bring out the bikes and walking/running shoes, and plan for an active stay at Wenatchee Confluence State Park. This park at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers is a popular destinatio
Westport Light State Park
Westport, WA
The beaches of Westport Light State Park could have sprung from a novel. Tall dune grasses whisper in the wind. Pathways snake along low bluffs down to sandy stretches of shore. Sunlight plays on the
Willapa Hills State Park Trail
Chehalis, WA
One of five long-distance routes managed by Washington State Parks, the Willapa Hills State Park Trail is a key segment in the cross-state network spanning from the Idaho border to the shores of Willa
Yakima Sportsman State Park
Yakima, WA
Yakima Sportsman State Park is, literally, an oasis in the desert. Located near the urban amenities of Yakima in arid eastern Washington, this park attracts local picnickers, out-of-town visitors and