State Parks’ last ‘free day’ of 2016 on Nov. 11

The state Parks and Recreation Commission is offering its last free day of 2016 on Friday, Nov. 11

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:00pm
  • Life

Entry to Dash Point State Park will be free Nov. 11. File photo

In honor of Veterans Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day on Friday, Nov. 11, when day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

State parks in or near Federal Way include Dash Point State Park (5700 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way) and Saltwater State Park (25205 8th Pl. S., Des Moines)

State Parks’ free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30-per-year or $10 one-day permit required for visiting lands managed by Washington State Parks and the Washington departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife. The Discover Pass legislation provided for State Parks designating up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks.

Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

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