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Washington State Parks announces 2012 free days

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

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National Park Service announces schedule for fee free days in 2011

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the
National Park Service will waive admission fees on 17 dates in 2011.

The fee-free dates will be the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Jan. 15-17), National Park Week (April 16-24), the first day of summer (June 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24), and the weekend of Veterans Day (Nov. 11-13).

While the Park Service typically offers some fee free days, it expanded the number days two summers ago during the recession.

That is one reason the Park Service will continue the program this year.


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