Ride The Willapa

Mary Huntting, of Tumwater, rides her bike into her campsite at Rainbow Falls State Park after the annual Ride The Willpapa event last Junen.

In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has scheduled a fee free day for state parks on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required for day-use visits by vehicles.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation.

The Discover Pass, initiated by 2011 legislation, costs $30 annually or $10 for a single day and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). 

The Discover Pass legislation directed State Parks to designate up to 12 free days when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks.

Two more State Parks free days are available in 2019:

• Monday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day

• Friday, Nov. 29— Autumn free day

For more information about NPLD, visit www.neefusa.org/npld. 

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