Washington State Parks typically has several “free days” each year, and 2024 is no exception.

On these select days, visitors can access state parks without requiring a Discover Pass, which is usually required for vehicle access to state recreation lands. This allows visitors to explore the natural beauty of the parks at no cost!

“Free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities),” says Washington State Parks. “Free days are valid at state parks and Washington State Departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife lands. Sno-Park permits are still required on free days at designated Sno-Parks during the winter season.”

So when are the days this year?

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Here are the 2024 Discover Pass Free Days:

January 1st — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
January 15th — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 9th — Billy Frank Junior’s Birthday
March 19th — State Parks’ 111th Birthday
April 22nd — Earth Day
June 8th — National Get Outdoors Day
June 9th— Free Fishing Day
June 19th — Juneteenth
September 28 th— National Public Lands Day
October 10th — World Mental Health Day
November 11th — Veterans Day
November 29th — Autumn Day

Free state park days are a great way to get out and visit parks to see if you’d like to do a longer stay in the future.

After all, there’s a lot that you can learn from a place in just a day and Washington has so many amazing parks that you should try to take advantage of as many of these free days as you can.