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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.

The list of more than 100 parks and properties is posted to the agency’s website and includes popular destinations for hiking and boating across the state.

State Parks will delay the opening of some areas beyond May 5, including all ocean beach parks and those along the Columbia River Gorge. Parks is working with local communities, natural resource agencies and our partners in Oregon to determine the appropriate timing for reopening these areas. No specific timeline has been identified for op...

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