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. 

2020 State Parks Free Days

Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day

Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

March 19 — State Park’s 107th birthday

April 11  — Springtime free day (POSTPONED TILL LATER IN YEAR)


June 6 — National Trails Day

June 7 — Free fishing day

June 13 — National Get Outdoors Day

Aug. 25 — National Park Service 102nd Birthday

Sept. 26 — National Public Lands Day

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day

Nov. 29 — Autumn free day