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Washington's Historic Sites

Battle Ground Lake State Park- Battle Ground Lake State Park is a camping park with 280 acres of beautiful, forested land in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The lake itself is of volcanic origin and is considered to be a smaller version of Crater Lake in Oregon.

The park covers 279.5 acres of land with 4,100 feet of freshwater shoreline surrounding a 28-acre lake.
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve- This rural historic district preserves and protects an unbroken historical record of Puget Sound exploration and settlement from the 19th century to the present.
Fort Flagler State Park- Fort Flagler State Park is located on Marrowstone Island across the bay from Port Townsend. It offers extensive beach area, a historic military site and an interpretive center. It is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail system.
Fort Simcoe State Park- Fort Simcoe State Park, mainly known as an interpretive and historic site, covers 200 acres in south central Washington, and is located 30 miles west of Toppenish in Yakima County.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site-
Fort Worden State Park-
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Washington)-
Whitman Mission National Historic Site- The mission of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman at Waiilatpu was an important way station in the early days of the Oregon Trail.

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Description - Washington State Historic Sites range from 19th century military forts to buildings, structures, districts and objects. These sites offer recreation opportunities for everyone. From hiking trails and camping to visitor centers and museums visitors will be able to explore the state's rich history.

Attractions - Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, boating, picnicking, visitor centers, museums, and interpretive programs. Many of the sites offer guided tours of the historical buildings and landmarks.

Recreation - Recreational activities at historic sites include visitor centers, interpretive programs and viewing of historic buildings and locations.

Climate - Washington's climate varies greatly between regions and with changing elevation. The Cascade Range splits the state and alters weather patterns. Climate at lower elevations west of the Cascades is generally temperate due to the coastal influence, with extreme temperatures rare. The Cascades and Western Washington receive high amounts of precipitation, consisting of mostly rain at the lower elevations but heavy winter snow at the higher elevations. The peaks of the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains remain snow covered throughout the year. Averaging only about 12 inches of precipitation annually, Eastern Washington is significantly drier than Western Washington. Eastern Washington also experiences much greater temperature extremes with summer temperatures often reaching 90 degrees F at the lowe

Location - The location of historic sites is available along with driving instructions and a map on each of the wildernet pages describing an individual site.

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Washington - Washington is teeming with natural attractions. The state is split into eastern and western regions by the Cascade Mountain Range.


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