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 News    July 8, 2020 

Many parks roofed facilities now open for reservation

Washington State Parks announced yesterday that cabins, yurts, and other roofed accommodations in more than 30 state parks are now open and available to reserve. These facilities are located in...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    July 8, 2020 

THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT:SALMON OPPORTUNITIES AND PUBLIC LANDS CASH

SOCKEYE SALMON Sockeye fishing opened on the Columbia River from the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco to the Highway 17 Bridge in Bridgeport on July 1st an...

 

City swimming pool won't open this year

The public swimming pool in Goldendale will not open this summer. The Parks & Recreation District Board had been working on a re-opening plan, but additional restrictions on swimming pools in...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    June 24, 2020

THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT: 2020 OUTDOORS ROUND-UP!

TOO MANY HIKERS – Robin DeMario with the Okanogan -Wenatchee National Forest sounded the alarm recently about crowded conditions on 8-Mile Road...

 

Area campgrounds reopen

This month, several campgrounds in the Columbia River Gorge will begin to reopen, even as many popular day use sites and visitor’s centers remain closed. Expected opening dates for campgrounds in...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    June 10, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Rediscovering Washington's state parks

Washington State Parks are reopening for camping across the state in areas that have achieved a Phase 2 recovery status during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

Burn ban in place for Zone 3

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone 3 defined as lands between the Klickitat County Fire District No. 7 eastern boundary west to the western...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 27, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fish & Wildlife enforcement during the pandemic

On May 13 a regional news outlet reported the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued 17 fishing violations and three land use (trespassing)...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 20, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Can we go camping Memorial Day weekend?

Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kickoff to the summer camping season, but the COVID-19 pandemic will change that this year. In Washington, the majority of state parks (except for several in...

 

County bans burning in Zone 2

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone Two defined as lands between the Klickitat County Fire...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Parks announces limited opening for day use

Saturday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the list of state parks that yesterday, May 5, for day use only. Most parks in the Columbia River Gorge will remain closed....

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 6, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting return

GOOD EYE FOR WALLEYE: Wendy Herrera with a nice walleye caught in the Columbia River Gorge. The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting...

 

Return to the Great Outdoors

WDFW and State Parks The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) announced...

 

County establishes burn ban for Zone One

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One defined as lands east of the Klickitat County Fire...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 1, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Columbia Hills

Last week's edition outlined all of the public lands that were open in Washington State, albeit with several restrictions. We edited that column...

 

Washington campgrounds to close through April 30

Sunday the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state...

 

County cities and agencies issue joint communication

A joint communication to the citizens of Klickitat County was released this afternoon (March 25) from the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners; the Cities of Goldendale, Bingen, and White Salmon;... Full story

 

Next State Parks free day is March 19

Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 107th birthday on Thursday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day. March 19 is the third of 12 State Parks free...

 
 By John Kruse    News    February 5, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing, politics, and a big show

This week we'll share the latest fishing reports from around the state, check in with the legislature about a bill of interest to outdoors enthusiasts...

 

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Lead...

 

State Parks offers two free days in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits. The first free day is...

 

EPA approves Washington plan to improve drinking water, wastewater infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monday announced it has approved funding in support of Washington’s $22 million plan for key drinking water projects and $120 million plan to improve...

 

State adds guidelines against urban forest pests

Pests looking to make their homes in Washington’s urban woods may now face a stronger defense, thanks to a new resource released this this month by the state’s Invasive Species Council. The...

 

Sneak Preview

The newly remodeled Goldendale Observatory isn't fully open yet, but the public can get an early view of it this Monday. The Observatory's giant...

 

Washington Parks recognized among top parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission was recognized recently as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence at the National Recreation and Park Association annual...

 

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