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  1. 15-044 Celebrate Southeast Asian culture at Saltwater State Park

    The public is invited to a free event to celebrate the rich and varied cultures of Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian Cultural Celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Saltwater State Park near Des Moines. Read on...
  2. 15-043 Public invited to celebrate opening of Rocky Reach Trail at Lincoln Rock State Park

    The celebration of the Rocky Reach Trail opening is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the soccer field near the Rocky Reach Trailhead at Lincoln Rock State Park, near Wenatchee. Read on...
  3. 15-042 Celebrate ShellFest 2015 at Twanoh State Park

    State Parks and the Washington State Parks Foundation invites the public to attend ShellFest 2015 at Twanoh State Park in Mason County. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 11. Read on...
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  1. Cape Disappointment State Park
    Cape Disappointment State Park is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy exploring the area's rich natural and cultural history. The park store offers gifts, ice, wood, fishing gear and other camper essentials. 
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  1. First Washington dinosaur fossil is found in a state park!
    Burke Museum paleontologists with a scientific research permit were looking for ammonite fossils at Sucia Island State Park, when they discovered an 80-million-year-old fossil of a femur leg bone from a theropod dinosaur. Theropods are the group of two-legged carnivorous dinosaurs that includes Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex and modern birds. Washington is now the 37th state with a dinosaur fossil! The fossil playfully dubbed “Suciasaurus” is on display at the Burke Museum. 


    It is publically owned and will remain part of Washington State Parks’ collections. 
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