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5 Nearby State Parks for Seattle-Area Families to Visit

Washington state parks where Puget Sound-area families can play outdoors

Nancy Chaney

Published on: May 08, 2020

Bay View State Park Washington State parks near Seattle Puget Sound families kids visit coronavirus
Bay View State Park. Credit: RosieTulips/Flickr CC

Where to play (carefully) outdoors

This is a test. If we pass, we'll see more places opening up and more opportunities for Puget Sound-area families to play outdoors. It's the beginning of things returning to something like normal. Let's get it right.

Many Washington state parks and public lands reopened to the public May 5. We've picked out five state parks that are not too far from the greater Seattle area, and that offer a decent amount of wide-open space. If you go, please carefully follow detailed safety guidelines, including visiting early or late in the day. We want to ace this test.

Remember that in all state parks, a Discover Pass is required to park your vehicle.

Use the arrows above the images to browse through the parks, and don't everyone go at once.

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