Visitors do not need a Discover Pass to visit Washington State Parks on January 15. The free day recognizes Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. 

Discover Passes cost $30 for an annual pass or $10 for a day pass and are required for entry to lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Natural Resource and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

However, the legislation that created the Discover Pass allows for up to 12 free days each year. 

On free days, the Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the WDFW and DNR.  Other free days scheduled for 2018 are March 19 for the Washington State Parks’ 105th birthday, April 14 for the spring free day, April 22 for Earth Day, June 2 for National Trails Day, June 9 for National Get Outdoors Day, June 10 for Free Fishing Day, Aug. 25 for the National Park Service Birthday, Sept. 29 for National Public Lands Day, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 23 for the Autumn free day. 

The free days do not apply to Sno-Parks, according to the news release.

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