Visit Washington State Parks For Free March 19

From Washington State Parks

Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day.

The state parks in the San Juans include Lime Kiln Point on San Juan Island, Moran on Orcas Island and Spencer Spit on Lopez Island.

March 19 is the third of 12 state parks free days in 2021 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day-use visits to a park.

The free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, which costs $30 for an annual pass or $10 for a one-day pass and is required for vehicle access to 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 on Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources lands.

2021 free days

  • Saturday, April 3: Springtime free day
  • Thursday, April 22: Earth Day
  • Saturday, June 5: National Trails Day
  • Saturday, June 12: National Get Outdoors Day
  • Sunday, June 13: Free Fishing Day
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • Saturday, Sept. 25: National Public Lands Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day
  • Friday, Nov. 26: Autumn free day

The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations; day access is included in the overnight fee.

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Categories: Environment, Lifestyle, Recreation

No comments yet. Be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting a comment you grant the San Juan Update a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate, irrelevant and contentious comments may not be published at an admin's discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Receive new post updates: Entries (RSS)
Receive followup comments updates: RSS 2.0
%d bloggers like this: