Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park.
Friday, August 25, 2017, is National Park Service 101st birthday, and a free day to visit Washington state parks.
The 2017 State Parks free days are as follows:
- January 1 – New Year’s Day; First Day Hikes.
- January 15-16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- March 19 –Washington State Parks' 104th birthday.
- April 15 – Spring Day.
- April 22 – Earth Day.
- June 3 – National Trails Day.
- June 10 – National Get Outdoors Day.
- Aug. 25 – National Park Service 101st birthday.
- Sept. 30 – National Public Lands Day.
- Nov. 11 – Veterans Day.
- Nov. 24 – 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.