CENTRALIA — Visitors can enter state lands without a Discover Pass on Sept. 25 to recognize National and Washington Public Lands Day.
The pass-free day applies to all visitor parking on Washington Department of Natural Resources lands and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. It also includes free access to day-use areas at Washington State Parks, stated a news release.
National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 as the fourth Saturday in September. Then in 2019, the Legislature passed a bill proclaiming the fourth Saturday in September as Washington Public Lands Day.
Visitors are asked to be prepared and have a backup plan if their destination of choice is crowded or closed.