No Discover Pass needed to visit parks on designated days
OLYMPIA – Dec. 11, 2014 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Thursday, Jan. 1 is the first of 12 “free days” in 2015 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.
The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass—a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required to access WDFW and DNR lands.
“We hope the public will take advantage of a State Parks free day to get out and sample a new park or revisit an old favorite, and then consider supporting state recreation lands by purchasing a Discover Pass,” said State Parks Director Don Hoch.
The 2015 State Parks free days are as follows:
More information about the Discover Pass is at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
About Washington State ParksThe 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.
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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.