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  1. 15-025 Public invited to celebrate June 5 reopening of Lyons Ferry State Park

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) invite the public to a reopening celebration at Lyons Ferry State Park, along Highway 261 near Starbuck in Southeast Washington. Read on...
  2. 15-024 State Parks announces Camano Island State Park summer amphitheater program

    This summer, enjoy a variety of programs about the natural world, geocaching, climate change and even how to clean and cook crab at Camano Island State Park's summer amphitheater speaker series. Programs begin at 7 p.m. every Saturday from May 23-Sept. 5. Read on...
  3. 15-023 State Parks announces summer season for Folk & Traditional Arts concerts

    Celebrate diverse cultures and musical heritage this summer at your Washington State Parks. Check out our lineup of upcoming performances from the Folk & Traditional Arts Program. 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. Read more.