State Park's Free Days

  1. Washington State Parks and the Washington Departments of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) offer several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit these lands.

    Following are the 2022 free days:
     

    • Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
    • Jan. 17 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • March 9 -- Billy Frank Junior's Birthday
    • March 19 — State Parks’ 108th Birthday
    • April 22  — Earth Day
    • June 11 — National Get Outdoors Day
    • June 12 — Free Fishing Day
    • June 19 — Juneteenth
    • Sept. 24 — National Public Lands Day
    • Oct. 10 -- World Mental Health Day
    • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
    • Nov. 25 — Native American Heritage Day

    Following are the 2023 Free Days

    • Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
    • Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • March 9 -- Billy Frank Junior's Birthday
    • March 19 — State Parks’ 110th Birthday
    • April 22  — Earth Day
    • June 10 -- National Get Outdoors Day
    • June 11 — Free Fishing Day
    • June 19 — Juneteenth
    • Sept. 23 — National Public Lands Day
    • Oct. 10 -- World Mental Health Day
    • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
    • Nov. 25 — Autumn Day

    Free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). Free days are valid at state parks and Washington State Departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife lands. Sno-Park permits are still required on free days at designated Sno-Parks during the winter season.

    Learn more about Sno-Park Permits


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Discover Washington

The Discover Pass is more than just a parking pass – it’s your ticket to unlimited access to millions of state managed lands across Washington state for a year.

When you buy a Discover Pass, you are helping Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish and Wildlife help preserve and conserve public lands for future generations to come.

Whether you’re an avid hiker, fisher, camper or just love to relax out in nature, your state-managed lands are working to make the outdoors accessible for everyone, and Washington state lands have something for everyone and are for everyone.


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