// Compiled by Lara Roche-Sudar
Summer is a few months away, but it’s never too early to start planning your next boating expedition. From well-known state treasures to hidden gems, we hope this guide will provide you with the inspiration you need for plenty of adventures. You’ll find popular tourist sites for bringing out-of-towners, forested parks with extensive hiking trails, tide pools and wildlife-watching for kids and nature enthusiasts alike, and isolated island parks accessible only by boat for those who just want to escape civilization for a day or two. Our helpful icon key will direct you to the activities and amenities available at every location, and we’ve included contact information and websites for each park, as well as the GPS coordinates for navigation purposes.
No matter what you’re looking for from your marine park experience, we’re sure you’ll find it here. We highly recommend that you check out the Washington State Parks website for specifics on moorage fees, regulations, general guidelines, and interesting facts about your park of choice before you visit (parks.wa.gov). This guide is intended to be concise and easy to use, but should not be used in lieu of navigation materials. While we strive to uphold a high level of accuracy in all we do, we acknowledge that there is always room for error. If you find anything amiss in our parks guide, please send us a letter, call, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make the necessary corrections. We here at Northwest Yachting wish you many safe and happy boating adventures at our beautiful state parks this year. Fair sailing!