Washington State Parks announce free days for June

Jun 02, 2014

Washington State Parks will host three free days in June where parks will be open to the public, and visitors will not be required to display a Discover Pass.

The following days are free for day-use visits:

• June 7 — National Trails Day

• June 7-8 — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Free Fishing Weekend

• June 14 — National Get Outdoors Day

The free days apply only to day-use at state parks, not for overnight stays or rented facilities. The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations, and day access is included in the overnight fee.

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

For more information about state parks ‘free days’ for 2014, visit www.parks.wa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=22.

For more information about WDFW’s Free Fishing Weekend, visit www.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/free/.

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