state parks

Brazil's Ilha do Cardoso is a true escape

There are no established roads, no cars. There's not even a school bus; children are picked up and taken to school by boat. Electricity is generated by solar panels, and the generator shuts off at 10:30 each night.

7 inspired ideas for a 4th of July vacation

Looking to make a break for it for the 4th of July holiday weekend or another long summer weekend? The options are endless — you just need to decide if it's a USA road trip you're after or a hop-skip-jump over the Atlantic.

State Parks announces next year's free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won't need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2019 is New Year's Day. 

WA State Parks announces winter schedule

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced its 2018-2019 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities.