3 Washington State Park ‘Free Days’ in June
Residents will be allowed to access state parks without a Discover Pass for 3 days this month, and get some fishing in. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission allows a limited number of ‘free days’ each year in the parks, and June provides the most of any month.
- June 7 — National Trails Day
- June 7-8 — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend
- June 14 — National Get Outdoors Day
Free days were included in the legislation that created the Discover Pass. Residents can purchase a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit to enter land throughout Grays Harbor and the state managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Department of Natural Resources. The free days apply only to day use, not for overnight stays or rented facilities. Overnight visitors are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations, and day access is included in the overnight fee. June 7-8 is “Free Fishing Weekend” in the state, when fishing licenses are not required of anyone to fish in Washington. Free Fishing Weekend in Washington is always the first weekend after the first Monday in June. All other rules still apply, including seasons, area and lure or bait restrictions, and size and catch limits.