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hiking up steep path, river in backgroiund

Beacon Rock State Park in the Columbia Gorge is beautiful and sometimes gets too crowded. (Photo: Washington State Parks)

Free days at Washington state parks, fall 2020

The final free-admission day for 2020 is Friday, Nov. 27.

Washington State Parks free days come multiple times a year, and there are two remaining in 2020.

Most state parks are open now (check this list). For visitors, officials are emphasizing responsible recreation and asking people to go elsewhere if they find a park is crowded.

On state parks free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. The pass costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day permit and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, WDFW and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Washington State Parks free days for the rest of 2020:

Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 27 – Autumn Day


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.