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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Celebrate the New Year at Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass Park Foundation and Washington State Parks offer fun activities to ring in the new year

OLYMPIA – Dec. 1, 2021 – The Deception Pass Park Foundation and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invite the public to ring in the new year with an extra special New Year’s weekend experience at Deception Pass State Park.


On Dec. 31, the West Beach parking lot will be open for a campout. Interpretive staff will host family-friendly activities, programs and s'mores making. Campout spots are limited, and early registration is encouraged. Registration closes on Dec. 26. 


The Puffin Plunge will occur on Jan. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at West Beach within the park. Participants are encouraged to pre-register. There is a $10 suggested donation to participate in the event. All donation proceeds will support the Fidalgo Nature School


Parks staff will host the traditional First Day Hikes beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. The hike will occur on the Sand Dune Interpretive Trail at West Beach and includes an informative stroll along a 0.8-mile ADA-accessible trail. The hike is open to all ages.


Events are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. For more information or to register for these upcoming events, visit eventbrite.com.


News media contact:
Emily Masseth, Communications Consultant 
media@parks.wa.gov 

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About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

News release number: 21-072

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