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Washington State Parks Free Entry (Billy Frank Junior’s Birthday)

State Park’s Free Days

  1. Washington State Parks and the Washington Departments of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) offer several “free days” when a Discover Pass is not required to visit these lands.

    Following are the 2022 free days:

    • Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
    • Jan. 17 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • March 9 — Billy Frank Junior’s Birthday
    • March 19 — State Parks’ 108th Birthday
    • April 22  — Earth Day
    • June 11 — National Get Outdoors Day
    • June 12 — Free Fishing Day
    • June 19 — Juneteenth
    • Sept. 24 — National Public Lands Day
    • Oct. 10 — World Mental Health Day
    • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
    • Nov. 25 — Native American Heritage Day

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