Washington State Parks (along with many other states) is offering free admission day on Sat., June 11, “National Get Outdoors Day.” Visitors won’t need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits.
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. (no overnight stays), according to park officials.
More 2016 Discover Pass Free Days
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 24: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Other than fee-free days, a Discover Pass “is required for vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). One pass can be transferred between two vehicles.”
The fees are as follows (Add $5 transaction/dealer fees at WDFW dealer locations):
Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
Photo: Canoeing the Spokane River in Riverside State Park in Spokane, Wash. (Julianne G. Crane)