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State parks to reopen May 5 for local day-use only

The reopening applies to state-managed parks, wildlife areas, recreation land and boat launches. It may take several days for gates to be unlocked and sites to be serviced at remote areas due to limited staff capacity.

 
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Last updated 4/29/2020 at 4:33pm

Courtesy Washington State Parks

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) announced today they will reopen state-managed lands on Tuesday, May 5, for local day-use-only recreation.

The reopening will apply to state-managed parks, wildlife areas, recreation land, and boat launches. However, it may take several days for gates to be unlocked and sites to be serviced in remote areas due to limited staff capacity.

Some parks may not open immediately due to impacts on rural communities and the potential for crowding. State Parks is working with local commu...



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