Parks information — there’s an app for that

March 26, 2013

By Staff

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has entered its 100th year and is launching an iPhone and Android app to celebrate.

The Pocket Ranger smartphone application is a free, interactive app that provides users with information about more than 100 state parks, historical sites and campgrounds. Each listing includes information about amenities, maps and directions.

Visitors can search for a park by current GPS location, or activity like hiking and camping. Once inside the park, the app will allow the user to track and record trails, and even save the trails in the event of loss of service. News alerts, weather advisories, a calendar of events and photo sharing are among the other features available on the new app.

Download the app from iTunes or the Android store. Search “Pocket Ranger.”


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