State Parks announces next year’s free days

State Parks announces next year’s free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. The first free day of 2019 is New Year’s Day.

The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources lands.

The free days also do not apply to Sno-Parks. During the winter season, visitors to Sno-Parks will need Sno-Park permits, which are available for purchase online or throughout the state.

The 2019 State Parks free days are:

Tuesday, January 1
Monday January 21
Tuesday, March 19
Saturday, April 20
Monday, April 22
Saturday, June 1
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Sunday, August 25
Saturday, September 28
Monday, November 11
Friday, November 29

State Parks free days are in keeping with 2011 legislation that created the Discover Pass, which costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit. The pass 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.

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