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Washington State Parks Earth Day

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

Thursday, April 22, 2021, is Earth 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.

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:

  • 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

The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and overnight accommodations. Day access is included in the overnight fee. For information about the Discover Pass, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov

Event date: 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 3:00am

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