State Hosts Fishing Derbies at Lake Sylvia and Cama Beach State Parks

The Cama Beach kids’ fishing derby runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins with the program, “How to fish in saltwater,” which teaches beginning anglers fishing basics. Prizes will be awarded to derby winners in each age group and to the first 30 children registered to participate. Limited fishing gear will be available for purchase. Rowboat rentals are $20 during the event. This event is presented by The Center for Wooden Boats in partnership with Washington State Parks and Recreation and the Cama Beach Foundation. To register or for more information, visit www.cwb.org/2012fishingderby. 

Cama Beach State Park is a 433-acre historic fishing resort with more than 6,000 feet of rocky beach. The park provides sweeping views of Saratoga Passage, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountain Range. The area now known as Cama Beach State Park was used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting. It was later developed into a fishing resort, popular with families for more than 50 years, before becoming a state park in 1994 through a combination of property donation and sale.

June is Washington State Great Outdoors Month. Enjoy Washington’s many recreational activities and celebrate the month dedicated to environmental stewardship and the appreciation of the outdoors. Many state parks will play host to a variety of events in June. For information about events at Washington state parks, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events. Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, www.twitter.com/WaStatePks_NEWS and www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks.

The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

Support state parks by purchasing your Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

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