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Friends of State Park Groups

Friends groups consist of dedicated volunteers who are devoted to supporting their local state park. Friends Groups lead activities such as organizing educational programs and events in their park, coordinating park-specific volunteer activities, fundraising, operating park stores, and more.

We proudly support Friends Groups around the state by offering technological support, serving as a fiscal agent, providing a standing committee to offer advice on starting or running a Friends group, and sponsoring a yearly meeting of Friends groups from across the state.

Get involved. Use the resources provided here to find your local State Parks Friends Group. Don’t see one? Then use the resources here to start your own. And feel free to contact us for help; we can connect you with people experienced in such organizational matters as articles of incorporation, by-laws, federal tax exemption, state nonprofit registration, business licenses, sales tax, fundraising, park store operation and many other issues.

To Create a Friends Group

John Floberg, Executive Director at  Washington State Parks Foundation can help you and your team on issues to consider and ways to support efforts to create a Friends Group.  Please reach John at john@wspf.org and 206-437-6086

Friends Groups by Park

Birch Bay State Park
Friends of Birch Bay
Doralee Booth
doraleeb@comcast.net
Bridle Trails State Park
Bridle Trails Park Foundation
Jim Erckmann
jim.erckmann2@gmail.com
Bridle Trails State Park
Lake Washington Saddle Club
Jennifer Duncan
president@lakewashingtonsaddleclub.org
Cama Beach State Park
Cama Beach Foundation
Suzi Wong Swint
info@camabeachfoundation.org
Cama Beach & Camano Island State Parks
Friends of Camano Island Parks
Tom Eisenberg
FOCIP.tome@gmail.com
Camp Wooten
Camp Wooten Association
Don Miller
millertricities@hotmail.com
Centennial Trail
Friends of Centennial Trail
Loreen McFaul 
friends@spokanecentennial.org
Deception Pass State Park
Deception Pass Park Foundation
Mathew W. Klope
mwklope@yahoo.com
Fort Columbia – Northhead Lighthouse
Keepers of Northhead Lighthouse
Lona Niemi
keepersofnorthhead@gmail.com
Fort Flagler
Friends of Fort Flagler
Vigo Anderson
vigoanderson@pobox.com
Friends of Fort Townsend
Fort Worden State Park
Nancy Steinberg
nanrays@cablespeed.com
Fort Worden State Park
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
Claude Manning
friendsoffw@gmail.com
Friends of Battle Ground Lake
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Barbara Thomas
pineywoman1@aol.com
Goldendale Observatory
Dark Sky Defenders
Bob Yoesle
friendsofgosp@gmail.com
Hoko River State Park
Friends of Hoko River State Park
Roy Morris
able@olypen.com
Lake Sammamish State Park
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Jennifer Adut
director@flssp.org
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Friends of Lime Kiln Society
Erin Corra
erincorra@folkssji.org 
Moran State Park 
Friends of Moran State Park 
Sandra Talt
info@friendsofmoran.com 
Mount Spokane State Park
Friends of Mount Spokane
Cris Currie
criscurrie22@gmail.com
Palouse to Cascades Trail 
Palouse to Cascades Coalition 
Robert Yates
robert@freindsofjohnwaynepioneertrail.org
Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park Foundation
Benjamin Baird
riversidestateparkfoundation@gmail.com
Sacajawea State Park
Friends of Sacajawea State Park
Christian Ford
fossac@outlook.com
Saint Edward State Park
Friends of Saint Edward
Elaine Everitt
fosesp@gmail.com
Saltwater State Park
Friends of Saltwater State Park
Randy Williams
randy.wascuba@gmail.com
Schafer State Park & Lake Sylvia State Park
Friends of Schafer & Lake Sylvia State Parks
Stet Palmer
stetpalmer@hotmail.com
Spokane House
Friends of Spokane House
John Feirich
feirich@comcast.net
Whidbey Island: Fort Casey, Fort Ebey, Jospeh Whidbey, Possession Point, South Whidbey
Friends of Whidbey State Parks
Margie Parker
friendsofwhidbeystateparks@cgmail.com