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  1. 15-027 Public invited to celebrate the 117th anniversary and reopening of North Head Lighthouse

    WA State Parks and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to attend the 117th anniversary celebration and reopening of North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 6 in Ilwaco. Read on...
  2. 15-026 State Parks announces Waikiki Beach Summer Concerts series

    WA State Parks invites the public to enjoy live music at the outdoor amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park throughout the summer, beginning June 13. All concerts are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Waikiki Beach. Read on...
  3. 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...
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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.