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    The National Park Service

    Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there. We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, …

  • Washington State Parks

    What’s your idea of fun? Whether it’s birdwatching, boating, mushing sled dogs, or digging for clams, you’ll find a place to pursue your passion in Washington’s many state parks. State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, explore the parks website and plan your visit today!

  • Explore the Olympics

    Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the most impressive wilderness in the United States. Located along the pacific coast, the Olympic National Park and Hoh Rain Forest offer spectacular views, impressive hikes and fun for all ages.  The Hoh Rain Forest gets over 170 inches of rain annually and is home to …

  • Driftwood Park

    Explore the Washington State Coast

    The Washington Coast provides miles and miles of rugged beauty with hundreds of trails for exploration. Hop onto US Route 101 and get ready to explore all along this wild and sometimes remote coastline. Check out these destinations that offer a glimpse of all the Evergreen State’s coastline has to offer. Cape Disappointment Located at …

  • North Cascades Institute

    CONNECTING PEOPLE, NATURE AND COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION SINCE 1986 North Cascades Institute inspires and empowers environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Our goal …

  • Every Kid Outdoors

    You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year! Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars! These sites belong …

  • Park Visits for Pennies

    Living in Washington, we’re lucky to have an abundance of natural areas to visit, including 125 state parks and 15 national park areas. To avoid spending a fortune on entrance fees, take advantage of these programs that encourage families to get outdoors. Washington State Parks Visiting Washington State Parks requires a “Discover Pass” for entrance. …

  • Washington Trails Association

    Hiking with Kids You don’t need to pack your hiking gear away when you have kids! Spending time outdoors with your little ones is a great opportunity to make memories, develop a real connection to the natural world and get exercise and fresh air. If you are looking for some help planning in your next …