Enjoy a free day at state parks this Saturday, June 13, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.
Though most Washington state parks have reopened for day use, the agency encourages visitors to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by recreating responsibly:
- Stay close to home.
- Know what’s open before heading out.
- Have a Plan B if a certain park is too crowded.
- Keep a social distance of at least 6 feet between households at viewpoints, picnic shelters and restrooms.
- Bring personal supplies such as soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and face coverings.
- Pack out what is packed in.
The free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass
. The pass costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day permit and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, WDFW and DNR. The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days when the pass would not be required for day-use visits to state parks. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands.