State Parks Discover Pass Free Days Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Following are 2017 free days:
Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
Jan. 15-16 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 19 — State Park’s 104th birthday
April 15 — Spring day
April 22 — Earth Day
June 3 — National Trails Day
June 10 — National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 — National Park Service 101st Birthday
Sept. 30 — National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Nov. 24 — Autumn day
Please note, 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. Sno-Park permits are still required on free days at designated Sno-Parks during the winter season.
When you explore DNR-managed lands, you'll find more than 1,000 miles of trails and 160 sites across 2.2 million acres of state trust lands. It's part of the 5.6 million acres DNR manages to generate revenue for public services and preserve forests, streams and habitat. More info.