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Visit Washington State Parks for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st 2013. If you are lucky enough to have the day off work this is a free day to visit Washington State Parks.
Visit a Washington State Park for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st 2013. If you are lucky enough to have the day off work this is a free day to visit Washington State Parks.

The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days. The Discover Pass is a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands.

For information about the Discover Pass, visit online at www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

We are lucky to live in a State with a variety of recreation opportunities on a diverse array of park landscapes, from Pacific Ocean beaches to forest and mountain trails and the sweeping river gorge vistas of Eastern Washington. State Parks also offers historic areas and interpretive facilities.

The State Parks free days for 2013 are:

Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 30: Recognition of State Parks’ 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 - 28: Recognition of National Parks Week
June 1: National Trails Day
June 8 - 9: National Get Outdoors Day and WDFW Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4: Peak summer season free day
Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 - 11: Veteran’s Day weekend

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

For more information, visit the State Parks web site at www.parks.wa.gov.

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