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First Day Hikes

January 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

Contact your local State Park to find out the time and meeting location for the First Hike of the Year – led by your local State Parks Interpreter. Entry to the State Park is FREE this day.

Cama Beach S.P. – meet at 11 am at the Drop-Off Shelter/Restrooms for the 2 to 2.5 mile hike.  Join the Interpretive Specialist, Montana Napier, and other park staff on a peaceful hike to Cranberry Lake. This gentle trail leads you through the forest to a marsh ecosystem, where there is an active beaver lodge and signs of their activity along the way. Enjoy hot drinks and snacks at the drop off shelter before the hike begins. Depending on group size, the Marine View Loop may be offered as well. Leashed dogs allowed. Hike is for all ages. Contact Montana Napier, 360-913-0253.
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Camano Island S.P. – meet at 1 pm at the restrooms near the group camp and cabins. Join Ranger Allison (Ali) Clark, volunteers, and other park staff for a hike on Howard Adams Trail. This forested loop will lead you deep into the forest, where ferns are in abundance and you’re surrounded by evergreen trees. Benches along the way provide nice spots to stop and take a break. On a clear day, you’ll catch peek-a-boo views of Saratoga Passage as well as the Olympic Mountains. Contact Allison (Ali) Clark at 425-312-4173.
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