Visit Washington State and National Parks for free on September 28

Visit Washington State and National Parks for free on September 28
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To honor National Public Lands Day, the National Park Service and Washington State Parks system are offering free admission.

National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually and will take place on September 28 this year. According to the National Park Service, it is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. The day celebrates the connection between people and the environment, environmental stewardship and encourages use of open space for education, recreation and health.

To celebrate, enjoy visiting a national park for free or participate in a volunteer work project.

In Washington, people can also celebrate by heading 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 state parks system to offer as many as 12 free days per year.

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