Campfires are now allowed outside of developed recreation sites in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Campfires are permitted unless otherwise posted.
Date: 09/03/2015 | Explore NW
Officials at Yellowstone National Park say they euthanized the grizzly bear who killed and partially consumed a hiker. It was more like an execution.The bear was killed last Thursday, six days after the body of veteran hiker Lance Crosby, 63, was found partially consumed,...
Date: 08/23/2015 | Commentary
Our national forests have long been managed for multiple uses. Congress made the customary practice official in 1960 and specified that...
Date: 08/09/2015 | Editorials
The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Suiattle Pass north to High Bridge due to a fire that has burned 25 square miles near Lake Chelan.
Date: 08/03/2015 | Explore NW
Buck Creek Campground is open again and it’s delightful
Date: 07/26/2015 | Explore NW
Former campers, counselors now staff at Kamp Kookamunga
Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News
See performances and join in the jams in Darrington
Date: 07/16/2015 | Entertainment
If Congress were seeking a vote on a valuable program that would allow it to pat itself on the back and celebrate its ability to work in a bipartisan fashion, it could do no better than renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Date: 07/07/2015 | Editorials
Darrington-area lookout being restored, will be available to rent
Date: 07/05/2015 | Explore NW
BILLINGS, Mont. — Few things are more disheartening to the camping summer tourist than pulling into a campground and finding all of the sites full. It’s especially deflating when you’ve been on the road for hours and just want to pitch your tent and relax.
Date: 07/03/2015 | Northwest
After a decade, get to know the Suiattle River Valley again
Date: 06/21/2015 | Local News
Summer starts Sunday, and spring's unusually warm and dry weather already has us planning camping trips, hikes, picnics and more, much of it out in the forests that for most of us are less than an hour's drive away.Allow us a couple minutes, then, to don our bear suit, lean...
Date: 06/18/2015 | Editorials
Colonial Creek, Newhalem, and Goodell campgrounds,...
Date: 05/27/2015 | Explore NW
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is reminding campers to be careful to help prevent wildland fires over Memorial Day weekend, and all summer long.
Date: 05/20/2015 | Explore NW
ASHFORD — Mount Rainier National Park officials say several important park fees will be increasing Friday.
Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest
Mount Rainier National Park will be increasing its user fees beginning on Friday.The park, as well as many others around the country, proposed fee increases last year.
Date: 05/19/2015 | Explore NW
Stehekin adventure ends with best cinnamon rolls
Date: 05/17/2015 | Life
Moran State Park on Orcas Island isn't the first park to embrace "glamping," but the idea still raises an eyebrow or two. Glamping, translated, means leaving the sleeping bags, tents and other gear home and camping in a glamorous way.Washington State Parks bills...
Date: 05/17/2015 | Life
The campground and group camp at South Whidbey Island State Park will be closed for the 2015 season. A number of diseased old-growth trees in the area are at risk of falling over. For safety reasons, state...
Date: 05/08/2015 | Explore NW
Cedar Springs Camp in Lake Stevens draws thousands of kids
Date: 05/02/2015 | Local News
An early start to prime camping season at Camano parks
Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News
How to make reservations for camping around the state
Date: 01/18/2015 | Explore NW
Oak Harbor, north Whidbey filled with things to do and see
Date: 11/15/2014 | Life
Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.For the last 16 years, park rangers have done their best to warn visitors about the perils of leaving...
Date: 10/26/2014 | Nation & World
DARRINGTON — The Suiattle River Road, with access to scenic campsites, hunting and fishing areas and more than 100 miles of trails, is reopening 11 years and four days after flooding wiped out part of the route.The road stretches about 23 miles from Highway 530 north...
Date: 10/23/2014 | Local News
A classic trip that every hiker should add to their list (gallery)
Date: 09/21/2014 | Explore NW
The sound of chewing woke me up. Again.My husband and I were backpacking the Teton Crest Trail, and something was nibbling away outside our tent.
Date: 09/15/2014 | Explore NW