What Do State Parks Mean to You?
What do you like about visiting one of Washington's State Parks? Help get the next generation into the parks by taking a brief survey, and you'll entered to win a $150 REI giftcard!
Washington boasts more than 100 state parks with nearly 700 miles of trails. It’s safe to say that these parks are critical to outdoor access for Washington's hikers, runners and campers.
In 2013, Washington State Parks celebrated their 100th anniversary. Now that the confetti has been put away, they are looking to ensure the parks survive and thrive in the next 100 years—and you can help by filling out . Answer a few questions about how and why you use (or don't use) the parks, and you’ll be entered to win a $150 REI giftcard!
Help State Parks get the next generation outside
The agency wants to respond to changing needs for Washington families. To do that, they need your feedback before Feb. 26. (It takes about 4 minutes to take the survey.)
With its wealth of diverse terrain and habitats, ours is one of the most unique state park systems in the nation. Just by taking a quick browse of their trails, you’ll find opportunities to explore shrub steppe in the high desert of Eastern Washington, switchbacks in mossy forests, scenic lakes and more.
Help Washington State Parks communicate with outdoors enthusiasts about all our state has to offer.
Here are just a couple suggestions as you plan your spring hikes:
Beacon Rock State Park about half an hour outside of Vancouver boasts the state’s largest monolith.
Federation Forest State Park is great for families who want to introduce their kids to old growth forests on a fun interpretive trail.
Palouse Falls State Park near the Tri-Cities is home to the official state waterfall!
Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island features 28 miles of seaside hiking trails and a decommissioned military fort.
Or check out our list of lesser known State Park hikes.