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What Do State Parks Mean to You?

Posted by Francakes at Feb 23, 2015 11:25 AM |

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 a brief survey. 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.

Fill out the survey before it closes on Feb. 26, and then head over to our Hiking Guide to pick a trail in a state park you’ve never visited before (and don't forget your Discover Pass).

Here are just a couple suggestions as you plan your spring hikes:

Or check out our list of lesser known State Park hikes.

Snowshoe Hut in Mount Spokane State Park
Snowshoe Hut in Mount Spokane State Park. Photo by Todd.


Slight error in picture at upper right

The picture at the top is not in Fort Ebey SP. It is someone going up the bluff trails (Bluff Trail Loop?) at Ebey's Landing SP. There is no connecting trail--you can walk along the beach around to Partridge Point to access Fort Ebey SP. John M.

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RunGentlyOutThere on Feb 25, 2015 12:07 PM