‘Free days’ in state parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is reminding the public that three dates in June are ‘free days’ at all state parks.

Two of them are this coming weekend, June 7-8. The third is Saturday, June 14.

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 and the State Department of Natural Resources.

The Discover Pass legislation provided that state parks could designate as many as 12 ‘free days’ each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is required to access state lands.

The free days apply only to day use at state parks, not for overnight stays or rented facilities

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


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