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Posted on: October 26, 2016

16-063 State Parks final free day of 2016 is Nov. 11

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Contacts:

Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Virginia Painter, (360) 902-8562


No Discover Pass required, in recognition of Veterans Day

OLYMPIA – Oct. 26, 2016 – In honor of Veterans Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day on Friday, Nov. 11. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

“We hope on Veterans Day, especially, the public will take the time to thank a veteran for his or her service to our country,” said State Parks Director Don Hoch. “And we’re pleased to honor those who served by recognizing this day with free entrance for all to state parks.”

State Parks free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks and the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). 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. The Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR on these days.

Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.




About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Follow Washington State Parks:

Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov


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