Next State Parks free day is March 19

Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday March 19 by enjoying a state park for free that day.

March 19 is the third of 12free days in 2021 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day-use visits to a park.

The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources lands.

The remaining 2021 State Parks free days are:

  • Saturday, April 3 — Springtime free day
  • Thursday, April 22 — Earth Day
  • Saturday, June 5 — National Trails Day
  • Saturday, June 12 — National Get Outdoors Day
  • Sunday, June 13 — Free Fishing Day
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 — National Park Service Birthday
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 — National Public Lands Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Friday, Nov. 26 — Autumn free day

The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations; day access is included in the overnight fee.

State Parks free days do not apply to Sno-Parks. To learn more about the Discover Pass or to purchase one, visit


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