It’s in observance of National Get Outdoors Day.
Saturday, June 11, is a free-entry day at U.S. national forests and at Washington State Parks, in observance of National Get Outdoors Day, a new annual event to encourage healthful and active outdoor fun.
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites. National-forest trailheads in Washington and Oregon will not require the Northwest Forest Pass or other permits.
In national forests, the fee waiver includes many picnic areas, boat launches and visitor centers. Concession operations will continue to charge fees unless the permit holder wishes to participate.
Washington State Parks will not require a Discover Pass, required for parking at state parks. A daily pass is usually $10, while an annual pass is $30.
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Camping fees still apply at campgrounds in state parks and national forests.