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April 1, 2013 at 6:00 AM

What’s your favorite Washington state park for camping?

A Vancouver, B.C., family enjoys camping at their favorite campground, at Deception Pass State Park. (photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

A family communes with the outdoors at their favorite campground: Deception Pass State Park. (photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times, 2004)

We’re continuing the 100th-birthday hoopla for Washington State Parks, which we think are worth putting on a party hat for (no matter how much those elastic bands pinch behind the ears).

We’re asking you for a bunch of favorites and recommendations, and we’ll feature results in a few weeks so you can get feedback about state-park favorites — and some not-so favorites.

Based on how tightly booked some state-park campgrounds can be in the peak of summer, we know Washingtonians are passionate about where they go when it’s time to pitch a tent, spray the bug-off, burn wet wood and set marshmallows aflame (to be hoisted aloft in a Statue of Liberty pose). So, come on, spill:

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