State Parks Free Days

State Parks “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass. The pass costs $30 for an annual pass or $10 for a one-day permit and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands.

The 2017 State Parks free days are:

 

Jan. 1

(Sunday)

First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day

 

Jan. 15-16 

(Sunday-Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

March 19

(Sunday)

State Park’s 104th birthday

 

April 15

(Saturday)

Springtime free day

 

April 22

(Saturday)

Earth Day

 

June 3

(Saturday)

National Trails Day

 

June 10

(Saturday)

National Get Outdoors Day

 

Aug. 25

(Friday)

National Park Service 101st Birthday

 

Sept. 30

(Saturday)

National Public Lands Day

 

Nov. 11

(Saturday)

Veterans Day

 

Nov. 24

(Friday)

Autumn free day