The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission added two free days to replace two scheduled free days in April when parks were closed because of the coronavirus.
The first makeup free day is Sunday, Sept. 13, to celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, a national movement to get every Girl Scout into a state park. The second, Saturday, Oct. 10, recognizes World Mental Health Day, which supports State Parks’ participation in the nationwide “ParkRx” movement emphasizing the health benefits of being in nature.
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).
The remaining 2020 Washington State Parks free days are as follows:
Saturday, Oct. 10 – World Mental Health Day
Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 27 – Autumn Day
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