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State parks offer two free days in April


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two “free days” in April. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks. The two dates are April 4, a springtime free Saturday, and Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day.

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. Discover Pass is required to access WDFW and DNR Lands on State Parks free days.

The remaining 2015 State Parks free days are as follows:

May 10 – (Sunday) A springtime free Sunday and Mother’s Day

June 6 – (Saturday) National Trails Day

June 13 – (Saturday) National Get Outdoors Day

August 25 – (Tuesday) National Park Service’s 99th  birthday

September 26 – (Saturday) National Public Lands Day

November 11 – (Wednesday) Veterans Day

For information about the Discover Pass, visit www.


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