FREE Washington State Parks Entrance Days – for 2020 and 2021

This article may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy.

Did you know that there are certain days during the year that you can gain free entrance into Washington State Parks? This can be a good opportunity to plan a day trip with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!

Here are the free Washington State Parks entry days for 2020:

  • January 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
  • January 20 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 19 — State Park’s 107th birthday
  • April 11 — Spring Day (rescheduled to 9/13)
  • April 22 — Earth Day (rescheduled to 10/10)
  • June 6 — National Trails Day
  • June 7 — Fishing Day
  • June 13 — National Get Outdoors Day
  • August 25 — National Park Service 104th Birthday
  • September 13 – Make-up Spring Day
  • September 26 — National Public Lands Day
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • November 11 — Veterans Day
  • November 27 — Autumn Day

And here are the free Washington State Parks entry days for 2021:

  • January 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
  • January 18 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 19 — State Parks’ 108th Birthday
  • April 3 — Spring Day
  • June 5 — National Trails Day
  • June 12 — National Get Outdoors Day
  • June 13 — Free Fishing Day
  • August 25 — National Park Service Birthday
  • September 25 — National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 — Veterans Day
  • November 26 — Autumn Day

These are days in which a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. A Discover Pass costs $30 (annual) or $10 (one-day). For more information on the free entrance days as well as the participating parks, please visit the Washington State Parks website. Also, there are several Puget Sound-area libraries that are offering Discover Passes for checkout.

If you need a suggestion, consider Penrose Point State Park, Dash Point State Park, Flaming Geyser State Park, or Mima Mounds State Park.