Friday is your last chance to enjoy state parks for free this year

Friday is your last chance to enjoy state parks for free this year
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If you would rather spend your day outdoors than inside the mall battling crowds, you’re in luck.

Washington State Parks are free on Friday, which will also be the last free park day offered this year.

Your next opportunity to enjoy parks for free comes on News Years Day.

Free park day means you can enjoy a trip to any state park without needing a Discover Pass to park.

The pass costs $30 a year or $10 a day. The 2011 law that created the Discover Pass system also directed the stat parks system to offer as many as 12 free days per year.

Below are the 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– Spring day
April 22 — Earth Day
June 6 — National Trails Day (State Parks and Fish & Wildlife free day)
June 7 — Fishing Day (State Parks and Fish & Wildlife free day)
June 13 — National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 — National Park Service 104th Birthday
Sept. 26 — National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Nov. 27 — Autumn day