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State Parks announces 'free day' for Aug. 25

Special day honors 99th birthday of National Park Service

 


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced that Tuesday, Aug. 25 is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

The free day is in honor of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916. State Parks free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and  Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be re...



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