Welcome to Washington's state parks, where you can discover the natural beauty of sandy ocean beaches, sheltered Puget Sound islands and old-growth forests and desert and Columbia River Gorge landscapes.Washington's 120 state parks and other recreation areas offer opportunities for enjoyment and learning. Take a break for camping, hiking, biking, boating, windsurfing or rock climbing. In winter, venture out for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Explore the state on long-distance land and water trails. Learn about the state's rich natural, cultural and historical treasures by visiting interpretive centers and special historic places.There's something for everyone in your Washington state parks.