Those Other Washington Parks

August 2008 Vacation 165

 

One of the wonderful things about living in the Seattle area is that you never have to go more than a few miles to see spectacular scenery or interesting wildlife. But we all get a hankering at times for something a bit more wild, or just a different vista. To make things a little easier on the pocketbook, both Washington State Parks and National Parks offer free days each year. Both park systems also offer free or reduced rates to the disabled, military, and senior citizens.

National Parks

Free days remaining in 2015:

August 25th – National Park Service Birthday

September 26th – National Public Lands Day

November 11th – Veterans Day

Park pass information – including how to get a free pass for those eligible.

List of parks in Washington

State Parks

Free days remaining in 2015 are the same as national parks.

Discover Pass information – the pass is needed for day use in state parks.

Free and discount pass information

List of state parks

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