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No Discover Pass needed June 2, 9, 10 at WA parks

 


OLYMPIA – May 14, 2018 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks in June. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle.

The first free day is Saturday, June 2, in recognition of National Trails Day. The next free day is Saturday, June 9, to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. The third free day is Sunday, June 10, which is the second day of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Free Fishing Weekend.

The 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, 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 Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources lands.

The remaining 2018 State Parks free days are as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 25 — National Park Service Birthday

Saturday, Sept. 22 — National Public Lands Day

Sunday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day

The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations, and day access is included in the overnight fee. For information about Discover Pass, visit http://www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

 

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