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Fee Free Days for 2013

Posted by Susan Elderkin at Dec 05, 2012 01:55 PM |
Federal and state public lands agencies have recently announced their fee free days for 2013. These are dates where you can park at trailheads or recreation facilities without hanging a Northwest Forest Pass or Discover Pass or paying an entrance fee. WTA has compiled all 19 of the dates, along with which agencies are recognizing them.

Federal and state public lands agencies have recently announced their fee free days for 2013. These are dates where you can park at trailheads or recreation facilities without hanging a Northwest Forest Pass or Discover Pass or paying an entrance fee.

We've compiled all of the 2013 dates below - 19 of them - along with which agencies are recognizing each date. Some dates, say Martin Luther King Jr. Day, are fee-free across all federal and state agencies. Others, such as National Trails Day, are recognized only by one agency (Washington State Parks).

Also note that Washington State Parks is the only state public lands agency that has fee free days. The Department of Natural Resources and Washington Fish & Wildlife have none.

If this all seems too complicated, you'll want to purchase annual passes. See our Recreation Pass Info page for details. Changes have also recently been made to the state Discover Pass, making it transferable between two vehicles and allowing for a flexible start date.

Federal and State Fee Free Days for 2013

Date(s)

Event

Participating Agencies

 

January 21

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

National Park Service
US Forest Service
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Washington State Parks

March 30 Washington State Parks Birthday Washington State Parks
April 22-26 National Park Week National Park Service
April 27-28 In recognition of National Park Week   
Washington State Parks
June 1 National Trails Day Washington State Parks
June 8 National Get Outdoors Day US Forest Service
Washington State Parks
June 8-9 Free Fishing Weekend Washington State Parks
August 4 Peak Season Free Day Washington State Parks
August 25 National Park Service Birthday National Park Service

 

September 28

 

National Public Lands Day

National Park Service
US Forest Service
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Washington State Parks
October 13 National Wildlife Refuge Day US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

November 9-11    

 

Veterans Day weekend

National Park Service
US Forest Service
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management   
Washington State Parks

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