Jan. 1 will be the first of 12 free days at Washington State Parks, according to a statement posted Thursday on the state park website.
On free days visitors are not required to display a $30 per year or $10 per day Discover Pass. Camping and other frees are still applicable.
“We hope the public will take advantage of a State Parks free day to get out and sample a new park or revisit an old favorite, and then consider supporting state recreation lands by purchasing a Discover Pass,” state parks director Don Hoch said in a prepared statement.
The free days for 2015 are:
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• Jan. 1: New Year’s Day and State Parks’ First Day Hikes Day
• Jan. 18 and 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• March 19: Washington State Parks’ 102nd birthday
• April 4: A springtime free Saturday
• April 22: Earth Day
• May 10: A springtime free Sunday
• June 6: National Trails Day
• June 13: National Get Outdoors Day
• Aug. 25: National Park Service 99th birthday
• Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day
• Nov. 11: Veterans Day