OLYMPIA - Beginning Wednesday, all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas will be closed for at least two weeks.
The closure, announced by the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, is in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued Monday.
Entrance gates and facilities will be closed, and on-site public services suspended. Essential staff will continue working to preserve and protect resources.
Camping and other overnight accommodations on state recreation lands will remain closed through April 30.
Inslee on Monday ordered non-essential businesses to close and the state’s more than seven million residents to stay home unless necessary in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The stay-at-home order will remain in place through April 6.