Washington State Parks: The 12 Best State and National Parks

Washington acquired the nickname the ‘Evergreen State’ due to its many evergreen forests, and it’s a paradise for tourists and nature lovers.

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

Whether paddling, horseback riding, camping, or soaking your feet in the lake, so much fun awaits you here.

Deception Pass State Park

Located on Whidbey Island, this park is a must-go-to for all, with abundant wildlife, amazing views, and rugged cliffs.

Palouse Falls State Park

Named after the 198-foot Palouse Waterfall that trickles down into a deep gorge, Palouse Falls State Park earns itself a spot on the best Washington State Parks list.

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

You’ll be captivated by the lovely views of North Head and Cape Disappointment, which have both stood the test of time.

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