State parks to be free one day this month — Aug. 25

Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIA — State parks admission will be free Monday, Aug. 25.

On that day, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

The free day is in honor of the anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established Aug. 25, 1916.

State parks on the North Olympic Peninsula are Bogachiel near Forks, Dosewallips near Brinnon, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, Fort Townsend and Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Anderson Lake State Park near Chimacum and Sequim Bay near Sequim.

The Discover Pass is a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by State Parks and the state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife.

The Discover Pass still will be required to access lands managed by DNR and Fish and Wildlife.

Free days apply only to day use, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

State Parks will have two more free days this year: Sept. 27, in recognition of National Public Lands Day, and Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

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

For more on the Discover Pass, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Last modified: August 14. 2014 7:50PM
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