Press Release

December 21, 2021

Retreat center reservations reopen beginning Jan. 3

Book a Washington State Parks Retreat Center for youth groups, schools, families, businesses and other groups

OLYMPIA – Dec. 21, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the reopening of park retreat centers beginning in spring 2022. On Jan. 3 at 7 a.m., parks will begin accepting retreat center reservations for the 2022 Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

The retreat centers have been closed since March of 2020 due to COVID-19. Facilities officially reopen on May 27, 2022. All 2022 reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation requests will be accepted by email only using the Reservation Request Form and will not be accepted prior to Jan. 3 at 7 a.m.

The retreat centers were established as youth camps in the 1950's for student outdoor educational activities. Today, youth groups, schools, families, businesses and other groups find these accommodations in a natural environment a great way to gather.

Retreat Center facilities vary in size and layout, and typically include:

  • One or more meeting rooms
  • Kitchen with equipment for preparing and serving meals
  • Overnight lodging
  • Exclusive use
  • Restroom and showers
  • Modest rental rates
  • Access to outdoor recreational activities

Visit our website for more information and/or to book a Retreat Center starting on Jan. 3 at 7 a.m.

News media contacts:
Emily Masseth, Communications Consultant

About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Park 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.