Washington State Parks announces 2022 free days

Washington State Parks announced the free days of 2022 when guests can visit the state parks in Washington for free. On the following days, guests are not required to present or pay for a Discover Pass (usally costs $30 to $35 annually or $10 to $11.50 for day-use passes): Saturday, Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day Monday, Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day Wednesday, March 9 - Billy Frank Jr.’s birthday Saturday, March 19 - Washington State Parks’ birthday Friday, April 22 - Earth Day Saturday, June 11 - National Get Outdoors Day Sunday, June 12 - Free Fishing [...]

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Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park now safe for anglers

Last September 2021, unsafe levels of anatoxin-a were found in Pass Lake’s water in Deception Pass State Park.   After months of rehabilitation, Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park is now safe for anglers. The toxin called anatoxin-a is found in blue green algae and an excess of it makes water levels unfit for use in leisure activities within the Deception Pass State Park. After great effort from the park staff via modifications and improvement in water flow, it has now been tested at only 0.182 micrograms per liter. As such, Pass Lake's water is now considered safe to [...]

Washington Sno-Park fees set to increase on November 1

The price of Sno-Park permits will increase this coming winter. The new fee will take into effect this November 1, 2021. A seasonal permit will cost $50 (from $40), an annual snowmobile permit $50 (from $40), a special groomed trail sticker $70 (from $40) and a daily Sno-Park permit will cost $25 (up from $20). The new fees were approved almost a year ago by the Washington State Parks. For the past years, the user-funded program has opened several Sno-Parks around the state and created temporary Sno-Parks to meet customer demand, and for the longest time, Sno-Park permit prices have [...]

Coast Guard Air Crew rescues missing hiker in Olympic National Park using a helicopter

Coast Guard Air Crew from Astoria, Oregon hoisted a missing hiker, identified as Jerren Fisher, from the Olympic National Park. Fisher was immediately transferred to the Olympia Regional Airport where emergency medical services were waiting. Fisher was found to be safe and in stable condition. Fisher used his flashlight to assist the helicopter crew in locating him. The coast guard said Fisher still had food left as well as all necessary equipment to stay safe. He had the preparation and will to survive.   Source Image Credit

Lake Sammamish’s Walk’n Wag returns!

Dogs, friends of dogs, and spectators are invited to the 6th Annual Walk’n Wag, the biggest pet-centric event on the Eastside. At Lake Sammamish State Park , Washington, Sunday, October 10 from 11am-3pm. The event is presented by Alpine Animal Hospital. The Pet show categories include Best Dressed, Best Voice, Smallest Dog, Best Eyes, Dog and Owner Look-alike, and Best Trick. The event starts with a “3K Walk in the Park” to benefit Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. After the walk, attendees are invited to participate in the Pet Show and try out an Agility Course. Learn about obedience [...]

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