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  1. 15-051 Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Fort Casey Historical State Park

    State Parks and the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse invite you to celebrate National Lighthouse Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the lighthouse in Fort Casey Historical State Park. Read on...
  2. 15-050 History Museum exhibit features rare photos of state parks

    State Parks and the Washington State Historical Society present an exhibit of rare, 1930s-era Asahel Curtis images of state parks at the State History Museum in Tacoma beginning Aug. 1. Read on...
  3. 15-049 International Concert Series returns to Peace Arch State Park

    Peace Arch State Park in Blaine will once again host the International Concert Series the first four Sundays in August. The one-hour performances are free and begin at 2 p.m. 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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    Killer whales have special protection in the Canadian and U.S. waters. Approaching too quickly, getting too close or making noise can disrupt Orcas, keeping them from finding food, socializing, resting and other activities.

    The Be Whale Wise campaign was started to help protect Orcas from these disturbances. Boaters need to be aware of these regulations. There are specific distances and recommendations for viewing killer whales. Find out more by visiting