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Posted on: August 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] You're Invited: Free Day at Washington's State Parks

Enjoy Washington’s state parks for free Aug. 25, 2015.

You’re invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors. Day-use visitors do not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

The event honors the 99th birthday of the National Park Service, which was established Aug. 25, 1916.

Such free days keep with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks, and the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish & Wildlife (WDFW).

On free days, a Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by DNR and WDFW on these days.

Please note, free days apply only to day-use visits with vehicles, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

Washington State Parks will have two more free days in 2015: Sept. 26, in recognition of National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

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