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Washington National Parks

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

This rural historic district preserves and protects the historical record of Puget Sound exploration and settlement from the 19th century to the present.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

From 1825 to 1849, it was the western headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations and a cultural and commercial center in the Pacific Northwest.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Commemorates the important role that Seattle played as the staging area for the Yukon Territory gold rush of the 1890s.

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Here the beautiful Stehekin Valley, with a portion of fjordlike Lake Chelan, adjoins North Cascades National Park.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Formed by Grand Coulee Dam, the 130-mile long Roosevelt Lake offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and guided tours.

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis & Clark opened a window onto the west for the young United States.

Mount Rainier National Park

This greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States radiates from the summit and slopes of Mount Rainier, an ancient volcano.

Nez Perce National Historical Park

The 38 sites of the park in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington preserve and interpret the history of the Nez Perce people.

North Cascades National Park

Sitting deep in the wild northernmost reaches of the Cascade Range in northwestern Washington, it is flanked on the south, east, and west by national forest lands and on the north by provincial lands of British Columbia.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park encompasses three distinctly different ecosystems—rugged glacier capped mountains, stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest, and more than 60 miles of wild Pacific coastline.

Ross Lake National Recreation Area

Offers outdoor recreation opportunities along the upper reaches of the Skagit River, between the north and south units of North Cascades NP.

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Marks events on the island from 1853-1872 in connection with final settlement of the Oregon Territory's boundary, including the so-called Pig War of 1859.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Commemorates the mission of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman at Waiilatpu, an important way station in the early days of the Oregon Trail.

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