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Explore Washington's state and national parks for free this Saturday

State and national parks in Washington are free on September 28 in honor of National Public Lands Day.

SEATTLE — Go on a hike, try paragliding, or set sail in a Washington State Park for free on Saturday, September 28. You won't need a Discover Pass for state parks that day in honor of National Public Lands Day.

Admission to National Parks will also be free of charge on Saturday as well. National Public Lands Day is one of five free entrance days to National Park Service sites in 2019.

Grab friends and family and go explore the great outdoors that Washington has to offer. There are more than 100 state parks covering about 120,000 acres in the state that the public can enjoy filled with land, water, and air activities.

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You could even try scuba diving just minutes away from Seattle and Tacoma, and you won't be disappointed at Cape Disappointment.

On a normal day, a Discover Pass for vehicles to access Washington State Parks cost $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit, so take this opportunity to go out and explore for free.

The pass will still be required for lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Find a list of parks by name or region here.

The next free days to visit state parks in 2019 are:

  • Veterans Day – Monday, November 11
  • Autumn free day – Friday, November 29

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Veterans Day on November 11 is the final day in 2019 to visit National Park Service sites that charge for free.