State parks entry free today

Visitors can enter state parks for free today.

This is the final free day of the year in state parks. Visitors do not need a Discover Pass to park at state parks or on Department of Natural Resources or Department of Fish and Wildlife lands.

The parks department is calling it Autumn Day in 2021 and will rename it Native American Heritage Day for 2022.

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 near Chimacum and Sequim Bay near Sequim.

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

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, Fish and Wildlife, and DNR.

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

For information about the Discover Pass, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

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