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Washington State Parks announces 2012 free days

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Jan. 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm with No Comments »
January 6, 2012 2:43 pm

Washington State Parks announced today the 2012 dates that its parks will be open for free:

  • Jan 14 through 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend
  • March 18 and 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks’ 99th birthday on March 19
  • June 9 – National Get Outdoors Day
  • Sept. 29 – National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 10 through 12 – Veterans Day weekend

According to the state Parks and Recreation Commission: “The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed 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 only apply at state parks. A Discover Pass will still be required to access DFW and DNR lands.”

 

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