WA State Parks Guide

WA State Parks Guide

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The Official Washington State Parks Pocket Ranger® App was created in a collaborative effort between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and ParksByNature Network™.

Outdoor enthusiasts can now experience nature like never before with this official mobile guide powered by Pocket Ranger® technology. This all-inclusive app offers an environmentally friendly way to explore, camp, hike or bike. Users can decide which park to visit using a comprehensive list of activities or search for nearby locations within a particular region. Advanced GPS and GIS Mapping technology invites users to track trails, mark waypoints, and locate landmarks in the great outdoors, while interactive features guide users and keep them informed.

Users can access rich GPS features, such as:

•Advanced GPS Maps with State GIS (Geographic Information Systems), which allow users to access trail data, record tracks from hikes, runs, or bike rides, and view elapsed time and distance traveled.
•Easy-to-cache GPS Terrain Map tiles, which ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
•Photo waypoint feature allowing users to snap a photo and mark and record the coordinates of plant life, animal species or landscape views. Post or share these remarkable finds with family and friends with the click of a button.
•Friend Finder feature that allows users to keep track of friends and family along the way.
•Built-in compass to help users navigate.
•Potentially life-saving Alert feature that supplies users’ GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency.

Pocket Ranger® technology also provides plenty of other standard features that make exploring the great outdoors a breeze, including:

•Thorough information on the facilities including general policy, contact information, activities, trails, park maps and much more.
•Detailed, cacheable maps of facilities, trails and campgrounds.
•Up-to-date news and information on state park advisories and weather information.
•Sharing features that allow users to share current positions, waypoints and recorded tracks via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
•A Calendar of Events, updated in real time, listing events with the ability to filter by desired location. Users can also create their own schedule.
•Access to online reservations that make it easy to secure overnight visits.
•Plus so much more!

With the Pocket Ranger® in hand, prepare to bask in the vast natural wonders that Washington State Parks have to offer!

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•The enhanced pro features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Recently changed in this version

-Battery life enhancements
-Bug and app crashing fixes


Comments and ratings for WA State Parks Guide
  • (58 stars)

    by Jason Christie on 28/03/2014

    App is bloated. Sluggish on a G4. Maps can't be enlarged so as to be readable. No filters for search drill down. I will stick with the crummy WA parks Web site, at least I can see the maps.

  • (58 stars)

    by Jason Stewart on 14/03/2014

    Need a Washington fish & wildlife guide app.

  • (58 stars)

    by Pat Rupert on 11/02/2014

    Good idea, very poor execution.

  • (58 stars)

    by Nick Swan on 27/01/2014

    Cannon turn off unless you hard end app. Very slow. Not even worth free

  • (58 stars)

    by Jax Jr on 16/01/2014

    Works for me

  • (58 stars)

    by Rebekah Boe on 29/12/2013

    Love this app! I can readily search for hikes based on location, terrain, family trechs and distance. Now we are challenging another family in the geo-cache section.

  • (58 stars)

    by Jennifer Schreiber on 24/11/2013

    So slow... it is reminiscent of dial up. The concept is great but the function is lacking.