Explore state, national parks for free

March 5, 2013

By Staff

Throughout the year, Lake Sammamish State Park and Tiger Mountain State Forest, plus national forests and parks, waive entry fees.

On such days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks, including Lake Sammamish and Squak Mountain.

Mount Rainier National Park waives entrance fees to the 235,625-acre park on holidays and special occasions. So does nearby Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

The free days for state parks include:

  • March 30: recognition of Washington State Parks’ 100th birthday on March 19
  • April 27-28: recognition of National Park Week
  • June 1: National Trails Day
  • June 8-9: National Get Outdoors Day and state Department of Fish and Wildlife free fishing weekend
  • Aug. 4: peak summer season free day
  • Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 9-11: Veterans Day weekend

The free days at National Park Service areas include:

  • April 22-26: National Park Week
  • June 8: National Get Outdoors Day
  • Aug. 25: National Park Service birthday
  • Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 9-11: Veterans Day weekend

The free days at U.S. Forest Service areas include:

  • June 1: National Trails Day
  • June 8: National Get Outdoors Day
  • Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 9-11: Veterans Day weekend

 

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