Journal of the San Juan Islands


Parks rolls out ‘free day’ lineup

June 4, 2013 · Updated 11:11 AM

If you missed Washington State Parks’ June 1 “free day” don’t fret, there’s more to come.

In fact, state Parks will offer seven more park for “free days” through the end of the year. Visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass, or purchase a day-pass, to park at any state park on a free day, including Lime Kiln State Park. The next “free days” are June 8 and June 9.

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual fee, or $10 one-day permit, required to park on recreation lands managed by State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources. That legislation allows Parks to designate up to 12 “free days”. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required to access DFW and DNR lands. Free days schedule:

June 8 & 9 (National Get Outdoors Day), Aug. 4 (Peak season free day), Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day), Nov. 9-11 (Veterans Day Weekend).

For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.


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