Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park.
Monday, January 1st, 2018, is First Day Hikes and a free day to visit Washington state parks.
The 2018 State Parks free days are as follows:
- January 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
- January 15 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- March 19 — State Park’s 105th birthday
- April 14 — Spring day
- April 22 — Earth Day
- June 2 — National Trails Day
- June 9 — National Get Outdoors Day
- June 10 — Fishing Day
- Aug. 25 — National Park Service 102st Birthday
- Sept. 29 — National Public Lands Day
- Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
- Nov. 23 — Autumn day
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.
Sno-Park permits are still required on free days at designated Sno-Parks during the winter season.
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.