Fall for these parks this weekend
Leaves are falling and your parks are calling.
Fall is an excellent time to enjoy Washington State Parks - and beat the summer crowds! From big adventures to family outings - we have it all.
Racing Ahead for America's Longest Rail Trail!
bridge Crossing on Iron Horse State Park photo by WSPF volunteer Jonathan Nelson
Ride Hard

Last month, we asked you to sign a petition to save the 253-mile John Wayne Pioneer Trail, the biggest rail-trail in the country, and to help us build it out to the Idaho border. Thank you for signing! The result has been phenomenal with more than 550 signatures. The State Parks Commission wants several million dollars to get it going, but to do that we need even more voices to speak up and say "YES!"
If you have already signed the petition, then share this link [ bit.ly/SaveJWPT ] with your friends and family and encourage them to sign.
Local Conservationist Hikes the Green River Gorge from Kanaskat-Palmer to Flaming Geyser State Park
photo of Lisa Parsons hiking the Green River Gorge
Long time advocate for Green River Gorge conservation, Lisa Parsons, recently reached her goal of hiking the entire Green River Gorge.

"It is one of the best kept secrets in the region," said Parsons.
The 12 mile remote adventure between Kanaskat-Palmer State Park and Flaming Geyser State Park was completed on Sept. 19 as part of Parson's photo and conservation documentary to raise awareness for this unique area. 
Find Family Fun Fall Activities at Your State Parks
"Pumpkins Chair"  by WSPF photographer Suzi Wong Swint taken at Cama Beach State Park

Hike with zombies, enjoy harvest crafts, games and more on the Fridays & Saturdays of October 21, 22, 28 & 29. Check out the WSPF events calendar for activities at your favorite parks that are fun for you and the whole family.
Are you looking for more ways to enjoy your parks this season?
Summer Fun in the Sun: Photo Contest Winner! 
"Sunset over Breaking Waves" by Selina Ryser taken at Cape Disappointment State Park
Congratulations to WSPF photographer, Selina Ryser on her winning photo "Sunset over Breaking Waves" taken at Cape Disappointment State Park.

In memory of another beautiful Washington summer, the Washington State Parks Foundation invited park enthusiasts and photographers from across the state to enter the WSPF photo contest  Summer Fun in the Sun challenge. Over 100 entries were submitted and Ryser's photo won the vote from among the top six photos .
Washington State Parks Foundation  | Phone: (800) 324-9605 |  Email : john_floberg@wspf.org
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