The Washington Outdoors Report: Can we go camping Memorial Day weekend?
May 20, 2020
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 the Columbia River Gorge and along the Washington Coast) are open for day use, but they will not open up for camping until at least June 1. That’s when the majority of the state is poised to move into Phase 2 of our recovery efforts, which includes the resumption of camping.
I contacted Anna Gill with Washington State Parks to ask about whether parks in counties that have already moved to Phase 2 (Columbia, Garfield, Ferry, Lincoln, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Pend Oreille) would be ope...