Day-use parks close at dusk.
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Visitors are encouraged to wear masks in any enclosed area or in any case that they are exposed to or experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
Yes. The Discover Pass is required to park your vehicle at state recreation lands and water-access sites managed by Washington State Parks and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These lands include state parks, water-access points, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, DNR campgrounds, trails and trailheads and all DNR-managed uplands. The Discover Pass is required at state parks for day-use visits only.
A Discover Pass also is required on lands managed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). This includes water-access and wildlife areas, unless you already have a Vehicle Access Pass issued with the purchase of an eligible hunting or fishing license.
Yes, playgrounds are open.
We are not refunding or extending time on Discover Passes.
Yes, restrooms will be available in open day-use areas and areas where campgrounds are open. Restrooms may be closed at some locations and in closed campgrounds.
Yes. Dock use is allowed, and moorage is available.
Anchoring will be monitored and regulated as they were prior to the COVID-19 closures. No special regulations are in place.
Pumpouts located within state parks are open.
Most pumpouts in Washington are located at public or private marinas. Boaters should check with marinas to find out if they’re open and pumpouts are operating. For Washington pumpout locations, visit the Pumpout Washington site.
The standard cancellation policy is currently in effect.
If you have a question about your current camping reservation, please call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
If we need to cancel reservations at a group camp or day-use facility that remain closed, we will contact you by phone or email, and you will receive a full refund.
For specific questions about your reservation, please contact our reservations team at 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).
As we reopen lands, we are asking people to continue practicing social distancing
If new COVID-19 related safety concerns develop, the Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) and State Parks may close areas with limited notice to protect public health and safety.
People can report issues on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website.
Volunteer opportunities are available but may be limited in some parks. To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and visitors, Washington State Parks has developed COVID-19 guidance on volunteer activity.
We ask that all volunteers review these health and safety requirements and carefully consider their comfort level in participating in volunteer activities while following public health guidelines. We respect your decision to continue to serve with us, or to cancel or postpone. Check for updates or contact the Volunteer Program by email or call (360) 902-8583.
Cabins, yurts and rustic shelters are now open and available for reservation. Reserve online at washington.goingtocamp.com or by phone: 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).
Reservations are open for most group camps and day-use facilities. All groups are required to comply with the specific restrictions, guidelines and safety procedures as identified the Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery for events, or for the specific type of event based on phase of the county at the time of occupancy. Group organizers who book reservations must ensure compliance with guidelines.
Yes, vacation houses are open.
Reserve online at washington.goingtocamp.com or by phone: 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).