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March 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Happy birthday, state parks: Get in free Wednesday (or buy a pass and help save them)

Help celebrate the 101st birthday of Washington State Parks on Wednesday. Admission to all state parks is free for the day, a nice thing if you can’t afford a Discover Pass, usually required for entry. But here’s another idea. You know how fire departments have made the change to daylight saving time into a “replace the…


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September 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Free admission, and maybe free lunch, at parks Saturday

Get free entry to Washington’s state parks this Saturday, and maybe a free lunch while you’re at it. In recognition of National Public Lands Day, a Discover Pass will not be required of visitors to any state park on Saturday, Sept. 28.  The pass usually costs $10 a day or $30 a year and is required…


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January 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Get in free to national parks, state parks and forest sites on Monday

Hey pennypinchers, spread the word: National parks, Washington state parks and national forest recreation sites are all fee-free this coming Monday. That’s right. In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21, you can breeze right past the gatehouse (in a safe and controlled manner, at no more than 15 mph, of course)…


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