The 12 Best National  and State Parks in Washington

Although Olympic and Rainier make headlines as the most famous Washington State parks, there are many more hidden gems.

Whether you’re a native Washingtonian or on vacation, here are eight state parks that will leave you longing for more time in the great Pacific Northwest wilderness.

Lake Wenatchee State Park

With pristine cross-country ski trails, it’s not surprising that Lake Wenatchee is an all-time favorite for skiers.

Deception Pass State Park

From the dunes to the iconic Deception Pass Bridge and Cranberry Lake, the park’s picturesque scenery just keeps on giving.

Palouse Falls State Park

While comparatively small, the park boasts some of the best views in the state.

Lime Kiln Point State Park

Lime Kiln Point State Park is famous nationwide as a whale-watching destination. It boasts breathtaking views from the vintage lighthouse or sea cliff.

Cape Disappointment State Park

Named after the unsuccessful voyage of Captain James Meares, Cape Disappointment State Park is famous for its beautiful lighthouses, hiking trails, and ocean coastlines.

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