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Rare Jackalope Sighting at Riverside State Park

The jackalope is extremely rare and unfortunately rumored to be extinct. In scarce and special occurrences, visitors to Washington State Parks have reported witnessing herds of jackalope grazing and hopping through the eastern side of the state.

Catching Winter by the Trail

Spring is almost here, but when conditions are right you can enjoy the last taste of winter in Sno-Parks throughout Washington.

Razor Clam Digging Tides and Tips

Shoulder deep in a hole in the sand, waves crashing overhead and a hand on the prize – a delicious buttery razor clam.

Enhancing, protecting and advocating for Washington’s beautiful state parks

With over 124 park properties across the state, over 500 miles of hiking trails, vast stretches of coastline, mountain peaks, vibrant fields of wildflowers and over 700 historic structures, WSPF is the only state-wide organization committed to enhancing, protecting and advocating for Washington’s beautiful state parks.

Island camping by kayak

Imagine clear blue skies, salty sea­ air in your face, and breathtaking views of Puget Sound via an early autumn kayaking adventure trip up to peaceful and remote San Juan Islands state parks.

Coastal defense history at Manchester State Park

Manchester is one of seven Washington state parks that tell part of the fascinating story of coastal defense preparations in the 20th century. These state parks are: Manchester; Fort Columbia; Cape Disappointment (formerly known as Fort Canby); Fort Ebey (developed later for WWII); and the three sites that make up the “Triangle of Fire”: Fort Worden, Fort Flagler and Fort Casey.

Picnic perfection at Obstruction Pass

What memories have you built around the picnic table at your favorite state parks? Picnic tables are a place for family meals, card games, sharing stories, studying maps, resting after a full day of exploring, and more.

Hope Island story highlights Foundation

IN THE NEWS: A mid-September article on features Hope Island State Park and includes references to, links to and quotes from the Washington State Parks Foundation.