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2021 Fee-Free Days

A list of fee-free days at Washington State Parks, national forests, national parks and other public lands for 2021.
Fee-free days for 2021 at Washington State Parks, national forests, national parks and other public lands have been announced. 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 encourages hikers to purchase the Northwest Forest Pass and Discover Pass. Revenue from these passes helps fund vital services at trailheads, recreational facilities and parks across the state. Fee-free days, however, are a great way to introduce new people to public lands and trails and provides opportunities for those who cannot afford to purchase a pass.

Not sure what pass you need on the other days of the year? Take a look at our passes and permits resource page

FEDERAL AND STATE FEE-FREE DAYS FOR 2021

Jan. 1 - First Day Hikes
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
U.S. Forest Service
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Feb. 15 - Presidents Day
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Forest Service

Mar. 19 - State Parks Birthday
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

April 3 - Spring day
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Apr. 17 - Start of National Parks Week
National Park Service

Apr. 22 - Earth Day
Washington State Parks 
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Jun. 5 - National Trails Day    
Washington State Parks 
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

June 12 - National Get Outdoors Day 
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Forest Service 
Washington State Parks 
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

June 13  - Free Fishing Day     
Washington State Parks

June 19 - Juneteenth
Washington State Parks 
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 
August 4 - Great American Outdoors Day 
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service 

Aug. 25  - National Park Service birthday 
National Park Service
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Sept. 25 - National Public Lands Day
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
U.S. Forest Service
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
U.S. Forest Service 
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Nov. 26  - Autumn free day
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife