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Evergreen State

Only US state to be named after a president. George Washington, the first president of the US.


(2006 estimate)

Largest Cities
Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane

Willow Goldfinch

Steelhead Trout

Coast (Pink) Rhododendron

Western Hemlock

Land Area
71,302 square miles
176,477 square km
(18th largest US state)

Highest Point
Mt. Rainier, 14,410 feet

Lowest Point
Pacific Coast

Indian word for
"Bye and bye"

Admitted to Union
November 11, 1889
(as 42nd US state)

Visitor Information

Here you will find key information for planning your next visit or vacation in Washington State. Some of this information has been developed by authors of this web site. Other information is in the form of external links that point to other webs about Washington State. Explore links and descriptions below to find information crucial to planning a trouble free trip, including weather reports, transportation, travel guides, and Washington State government websites.

Royal Video Productions, Inc. 950 NW Firwood Boulevard, Issaquah, WA 98027. Phone: 425-391-6809; Fax: 425-391-6809. E-mail

Introducing DISCOVER WASHINGTON Royal Video Productions, IncNOW, the RV and tent campers visual guide to Washington State parks. Three to five minute videos of each Park guide you through which park meets the needs of your camping adventure. Categories such as "parks near lakes" or " parks with hiking trails" allow you to look at only those parks you are interested in and to learn about parks you may have never seen or heard about. No more wondering what the park will look, sounds and feels like. No more. Enjoy making your next camping destination choice from the comfort of your home.

Government Websites

Access Washington
Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) site, designed to provide a coordinated view of government information and services.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish, shell-fishing and hunting tips and regulations. Wildlife viewing, management, endangered species, dos and don'ts in cougar and black bear country, and habitat restoration.

Washington Real-Time Water Resources Data
This US Geological Survey web site has clickable maps to graphs or tables of flow and stage data from stations in over 20 river basins. Useful boating information.

Washington State Symbols
Images and history of the the state's symbols.

Washington State University

Washington State's Employment Resource

Experience Washington by Washington Tourism Alliance
This is the Washington State Tourism Division site. Information on accommodation, attractions, events, and links to State Visitor Information Centers.

Washington State Parks
Only about half of the state parks take campsite reservations, the rest are on a first come, first served basis. You can make a reservation up to 11 months in advance, the best time to call being September through April when the phone lines are mostly clear. (A Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission web site.)

USDA Forest Service

Commercial Websites

Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) - Washington
Covers parks, forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites, monuments, river, recreational areas, scenic byways, outdoor recreational activities and attractions in Washington.

Outdoors Northwest
Camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, in Washington.

Travel Washington
A lodging and travel guide for Washington state featuring a travel planner, best places and outdoor fun.

Visitors Guide Publications
A brochure-style site with pages on Bellingham/Whatcom County, Grays Harbor County, Kitsap Peninsula, and Snohomish County.


National Weather Service - Washington
The office is responsible for forecast and warning coverage of the western Washington area. Includes clickable location map.

Winter Storm Warnings for Washington
Live weather warnings, watches, forecasts and images from the National Weather Service's (NWS) internet data source.

The Weather Channel - Washington
Today's weather and a 5-day forecast for over 35 towns and cities in Washington.

Weather Information
This University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science, probably has more weather data than you want to know. Includes local, regional and national information and links for forecasts, radar imagery, satellite imagery and climatology. Has a brief recap of the daily forecast for the state provided by the National Weather Service office in Seattle.

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