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State Parks' Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park.

Monday, January 18, 2021, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and a free day to visit Washington state parks.

State Parks reminds visitors to recreate responsibly by hiking only with members of their household, socially distancing from other groups and wearing face coverings when passing on busy trails.

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

During the winter season, December through March, visitors to Sno-Parks will need Sno-Park permits, which are available for purchase online or from vendors throughout the state. For more information about winter recreation permit requirements, visit: parks.state.wa.us/winter.

The Discover Pass is a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit. Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands.

Washington State Parks will offer 10 more free days in 2021:

  • Friday, March 19 — State Parks’ 107th Birthday
  • Saturday, April 3 — Springtime free day
  • Thursday, April 22 — Earth Day
  • Saturday, June 5 — National Trails Day
  • Saturday, June 12 – National Get Outdoors Day
  • Sunday, June 13 — Free Fishing Day
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 — National Park Service Birthday
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 — National Public Lands Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Friday, Nov. 26 — Autumn free day

Event date: 

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 6:00am

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