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2024 Washington State Park FREE Days

YEAR-ROUND PARENT RESOURCE GUIDE: Admission is FREE

By Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah-Sammamish Macaroni KID April 7, 2024

Each year Washington State Parks has several free days when the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park.  It is a great time to check out all the greatness that these parks have to offer! 

Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. 

Following are the 2024 State Parks free days:

Mark your calendars for our 2024 Discover Pass free days

Jan. 1 - First Day Hikes & New Year’s Day
Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 9 - Billy Frank Jr.’s Birthday
March 19 - State Parks’ 111th Birthday
April 22 - Earth Day
June 8 - National Get Outdoors Day
June 9 - Free Fishing Day
June 19 - Juneteenth
Sept. 28 - National Public Lands Day
Oct. 10 - World Mental Health Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 29 - Autumn Day


A Discover Pass is not needed to park on lands managed by us, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife on 12 days in 2024.

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities), A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (unless noted).


Go and explore locally, too!  Take a hike at Wallace Falls, spend the day on the lake at Lake Sammamish, or check out some Washington State history at Fort Warden in Port Townsend.  For a full list of parks go here.  For more information about the free days go here.  

And if you're looking for LOCAL Hiking Adventures for Kids & Families, click here for a series of articles from local Adventure Dad, James Szubski.  These are a great resource for those who like to hike with kids!

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