Access to state parks will be free for 12 days in 2018, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced earlier this week.
“Free days are a great way for people to discover or rediscover Washington’s diverse and scenic state parks,” State Parks Director Don Hoch said via a press release. “Once people visit a park, we hope they will be inspired to help support their state park system by buying a pass.”
The free days are for day-use visitors. A Discover Pass is $10 per day or $30 per year and includes access to other state lands.
The 2018 free days schedule:
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- Jan. 1: First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
- Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- March 19: State Parks’ 105th Birthday
- April 14: Springtime free day
- April 22: Earth Day
- June 2: National Trails Day
- June 9: National Get Outdoors Day
- June 10: Free Fishing Day
- Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
- Sept. 29: National Public Lands Day
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day
- Nov. 23: Autumn free day
Additionally, there are three free days left this year: Saturday (National Public Lands Day), Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov. 24 (Autumn free day).