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Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks on these dates. The three dates are May 10, a springtime free day; June 6, in recognition of National Trails Day; and June 13, which is National Get Outdoors Day
Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required for vehicle access to recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. Discover Pass is required on WDFW and DNR Lands on State Parks free days.
The remaining 2015 State Parks free days are:
* August 25 – (Tuesday) National Park Service’s 99th birthday
* September 26 – (Saturday) National Public Lands Day
* November 11 – (Wednesday) Veterans Day
The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations, and day access is included in the overnight fee. For information about the Discover Pass, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov <https://www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov><https://www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov <https://www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov>>.