Washington state parks

Washington Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Washington’s state parks have become very popular this summer, thanks to people who are escaping home for a little fun and relaxation.

All that love is taking its toll, particularly on one north Spokane park.

The National Park Service is not liable for the death of a hiker killed five years ago by an aggressive mountain goat in the Olympic National Park.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Conservationists are challenging the approval of a Mount Spokane ski area expansion. The Lands Council and other groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Thurston County Superior Court, not against the mountain, but against the state Parks and Recreation Commission.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Mount Spokane’s ski planners got approval this week to develop new ski terrain on a contentious section of the mountain. The State Parks and Recreation Commission voted to allow ski expansion after hearing three hours of public testimony Wednesday night.

Last Public Meeting on Mt. Spokane Proposal, For Now

Nov 17, 2014
Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park

Mount Spokane owners and conservation group The Lands Council are reaching the end of a long and difficult run. This week the state parks commission will make a decision on whether skiing is allowed on an 800 acre spot on the mountain.

If you're not a fan of Washington State's annual 30-dollar Discover Pass to get into state parks, there's a way to beat the fee. The Department of Natural Resources is willing to swap sweat equity for cash.