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 and 206-437-6086

Friends Groups by Park

Birch Bay State Park
Friends of Birch Bay
Doralee Booth
Bridle Trails State Park
Bridle Trails Park Foundation
Jim Erckmann
Bridle Trails State Park
Lake Washington Saddle Club
Jennifer Duncan
Cama Beach State Park
Cama Beach Foundation
Suzi Wong Swint
Cama Beach & Camano Island State Parks
Friends of Camano Island Parks
Tom Eisenberg
Camp Wooten
Camp Wooten Association
Don Miller
Centennial Trail
Friends of Centennial Trail
Loreen McFaul
Deception Pass State Park
Deception Pass Park Foundation
Mathew W. Klope
Fort Columbia – Northhead Lighthouse
Keepers of Northhead Lighthouse
Lona Niemi
Fort Flagler
Friends of Fort Flagler
Vigo Anderson
Fort Townsend State Park
Friends of Fort Townsend State Park
Nancy Steinberg
Fort Worden State Park
Friends of Fort Worden State Park
Claude Manning
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Friends of Battle Ground Lake State Park
Barbara Thomas
Goldendale Observatory
Dark Sky Defenders
Bob Yoesle
Hoko River State Park
Friends of Hoko River State Park
Roy Morris
Lake Sammamish State Park
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Jennifer Adut
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Friends of Lime Kiln Society
Erin Corra 
Moran State Park 
Friends of Moran State Park 
Sandra Talt 
Mount Spokane State Park
Friends of Mount Spokane
Cris Currie
Palouse to Cascades Trail 
Palouse to Cascades Coalition 
Marilyn Hedges
Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park Foundation
Benjamin Baird
Sacajawea State Park
Friends of Sacajawea State Park
Christian Ford
Saint Edward State Park
Friends of Saint Edward
Elaine Everitt
Saltwater State Park
Friends of Saltwater State Park
Randy Williams
Schafer State Park & Lake Sylvia State Park
Friends of Schafer & Lake Sylvia State Parks
Stet Palmer
Spokane House
Friends of Spokane House
John Feirich
Whidbey Island: Fort Casey, Fort Ebey, Jospeh Whidbey, Possession Point, South Whidbey
Friends of Whidbey State Parks
Margie Parker