Current Projects

  1. Fort Townsend & Rothschild House

    Review the planning process for Fort Townsend - Rothschild House.

  2. Hoko River CAMP Implementation

    Keep up to date on the Hoko River CAMP Implementation.

  3. Kopachuck & Jarrell Cove

    The CAMP project will address development and management of programs and facilities as well as protection of natural and cultural resources at these parks.

  4. Fort Townsend Salmon

    Fort Townsend Salmon

  5. Mount Spokane PASEA Land Classification

    Mount Spokane State Park is the largest park in the state park system at approximately 13,000 acres. Within the park, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Commission) has authorized an existing alpine ski area known as the Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park that is currently operated under a concession agreement with a Spokane area non-profit known as Mount Spokane 2000 (MS 2000). The existing ski concession area encompasses 1425 acres or about 10% of the park.

  6. Saint Edward Planning - Seminary

    Washington State Parks is continuing a planning process to evaluate a potential rehabilitation of the seminary building located at Saint Edward State Park. The seminary structure and associated cultural landscape were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Recently, Daniels Real Estate has presented State Parks staff with a proposal to save the building. Daniels Real Estate has requested that the Commission consider a one year time extension to allow them to pursue the project. A public meeting on August 25th will provide an opportunity for the pubic to hear a summary of the concept and for State Parks staff to explain how this rehabilitation could be accomplished in the coming year. The Washington State Parks Commission adopted a resolution on November 14, 2013 authorizing the Director to “explore partnerships with other public and private sector entities for the purpose of rehabilitating the Saint Edward Seminary building.”

  7. Larrabee State Park Planning

    Washington State Parks has begun a land-use planning project for Larrabee State Park located in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. The planning project, also known as Classification and Management Planning (CAMP), includes the four planning stages described below. The CAMP project will address protection of natural and cultural resources and management of recreation and trail activities at Larrabee and explore ways to best preserve and interpret the historic components of the park. The entire planning process includes a series of public workshops over about an eight-month period. These workshops are slated to begin in early 2014. Project staff will post information from the workshops for public review and comment at each stage of the process.

  8. Moran Mountain Bike Trail Proposal Planning

    Washington State Parks is looking at long-term management options at Moran State Park as Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) transitions away from the current utility corridor. Parks has received a proposal from Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for formal development of a trail that will follow the alignment of the power line corridor. The developed trail would use an existing trail and the power line access road.

  9. Motorized Use of Long-Distance Trails

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is undertaking a process to develop a policy and a procedure to determine when to approve use of motorized vehicles on agency-managed long-distance trails.

  10. Fudge Point Planning

    Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (WSPRC) is beginning a planning process for the Fudge Point property located on Harstine Island in Mason County. The property is 136 acres in size, and could be developed for public access.

  11. Real Estate Policy Update

    Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is updating its real estate policy

  12. Miller Peninsula State Park Property Interim Trail

    Washington State Parks has drafted an Interim Trail Plan. This planning effort is a follow up to the Miller Peninsula State Park Property Initial Trail Identification and Designation approved by Washington State Parks Director, Don Hoch, on December 8, 2014. State Park staff is being advised by a Trail Advisory Group (TAG). TAG represents hiking, biking, and equestrian trail users and neighbors

  13. Beacon Rock Management Plan Update

    Washington State Parks is currently in the process of updating the 2001 Management Plan to address changes that have occurred at the park including property acquisitions, evolving recreational needs and on-going resource management issues. This review will result in updated management recommendations for the park.

  14. Riverside State Park planning project

    Planning for key recreation management objectives related to lands located within the current boundaries of the park or that are owned by a mix of public and private entities.

  15. State Parks Recreation & Conservation

    To be eligible for grant programs administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission must have a current and approved recreation and conservation plan.

  16. South Whidbey Island State Park Planning

    In May 2015, the campground and group camp at South Whidbey Island State Park were closed due to concerns posed by failing and diseased old-growth trees. To address this issue, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (State Parks) is beginning a planning process to determine the future of the park.