State Parks in Washington

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State Parks in Washington

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  • derrickwg36
    Seattle, WA3,691 contributions
    Deception Pass State Park & Bridge is an amazing place to visit. The view from the bridge is absolutely incredible, and there are numerous trails under the bridge, leading to the beach. This is a great place to visit, you can spending hours here to taking in the scenery and walking the trails. This is a great place to visit solo or with friends and family.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • Mark951
    Riverside, CA211 contributions
    We discovered this park on a recent trip to Tacoma. It has many things to see such as a zoo and an aquarium, Lots of places to park and walk along the water and enjoy the great views such as Owen Beach. The park has many signs making it easy to visit. The park was not crowded but we went in February.
    Written February 24, 2023
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  • Mark951
    Riverside, CA211 contributions
    This is a great place to view the coast and possibly see a whale. There is lots of parking (Discover pass required) with bathrooms nearby. You can walk right up to the Lighthouse if you desire. There are many benches where you can sit and watch for whales.
    Written February 24, 2023
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  • Annette F
    Miami669 contributions
    Although it was a brisk February day, we enjoyed the walk along the water and climbing on the former military fixtures. The old houses are delightful. We're not hikers, but were told that there a great hiking paths.
    Written February 15, 2023
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  • elfi
    Chicago, IL3 contributions
    We took a walk around cascade lake - 2.7 miles mostly flat ok for kids and seniors but may be challenging in a few places if you have any knee or walking issues. Took an hour and was the highlight of the park it was so cloudy that we didn’t drive up to the point but had a nice lunch at Rosario resort- a little chilly at first but warmed up and took of layers as I walked
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Louis R
    Spanaway, WA291 contributions
    As a photographer this location is amazing to witness the King Tide waves at the right time of the year. Check the Noah Tide Chart.

    There are several paved parking locations with bathrooms.

    Park Rangers are always driving around.

    You drive and walk on the jetty. There is also a beach area, but generally covered with driftwood.
    Written February 9, 2023
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  • Parker B
    Tacoma, WA3 contributions
    A great place. So much to see. Make sure to go to the actual fort and climb on the guns! A great walk for the whole family as well.
    Written February 14, 2023
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  • Ludek S
    Sibrina Czech republic833 contributions
    We spent in this campground two nights . Our campsite was great with nice view to the ocean. At low tide we were at Tongue Point. There are stairs to the shore. Toilets and coin operated shower with hot water was clean. Watch out for the racoon.
    Really nice campground.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • vacationaholic
    Central Oregon, OR411 contributions
    Drove through here on our return to the US from Vancouver, BC. I would have liked to have walked around, but it was a bit too cold. When I make my way up here again, I will definitely stop and get out on foot. Looked great from the car.
    Written March 4, 2023
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  • LSUTraveller
    Denham Springs, LA1,761 contributions
    Simply a gorgeous falls - and the hike up to the lake is also quite impressive. Easy access off the road - either from the Glimpse of Stehekin Tour or by bike rental. Water just explodes off the rocks.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Jeff B
    Seattle, WA917 contributions
    Second visit; the last time was in 2018. Still excellent - worth a detour.

    Beautiful 360 degree view of the Palouse from the summit on a clear day. We arrived on an August Sunday at noon, and the summit was deserted other than a departing bicyclist. During our 60 minute picnic stay three more cars arrived.

    We had a WA State Parks Pass so did not need to pay the single-time fee. (There is a machine at the summit parking lot that accepts payment.)

    NOTE: go to the very top for the best views. You'll know you are there when (1) there are no more ascending lanes and (2) there is a vault toilet.

    There is a small picnic area at the base of the butte with picnic tables set among apple trees, with a vault toilet.

    No running water, but the vault toilets were clean and had hand sanitizer.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • CoralReef
    Washington2,471 contributions
    What a pretty park! This was a sunny day and we had great views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and even a peek at Mt. Baker. Nice restrooms, children’s play areas, and picnic spots.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Angela B
    1 contribution
    Watch out for the rocks at the beach covered in moss and seaweed! 3 of 5 of my group that walked across them fell and were badly hurt. The rocks are obviously slick and under the soft moss are barnacles that shred your skin. Other than that it’s a beautiful drive there and a nice little walk down to the beach!
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • clausrock
    Port Charlotte, FL380 contributions
    I have never had a bad experience here at this park. The views are gorgeus. The trails are nice and improved.
    Written July 28, 2020
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  • Mark D
    Houston, TX424 contributions
    The falls are fantastic! I didn't do any of the trails but I did get plenty of pictures of the falls. The road going to the falls is dirt and with google maps, I had no issue getting there. You do have to pay to see the falls but its only 5 or 10 bucks. It was nice to see things on the way there and I really enjoyed the trip.
    Written October 20, 2022
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