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  1. 15-029 State Parks seeks public input on management plan update for Beacon Rock State Park

    WA State Parks invites the public to participate in updating the management plan for Beacon Rock State Park, located near on the Columbia River Gorge. Join us for an informational workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 11 at the Hegewald Ctr in Stevenson. Read on...
  2. 15-028 Canoe Families host 10th annual celebration at Deception Pass State Park

    State Parks' Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the 10th Annual Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration at from noon to 4 p.m., June 6 at Deception Pass State Park. Read on...
  3. 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...
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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.