You Have Nine Days Left to Enjoy Washington State Parks for Free

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Because come July 1, that shit's gonna cost you.

That is, if you drive. Which, excluding the hardier among us, is likely the way most folks get to a state park.

Anyhow, starting July 1, all Washington state parks will charge $10 per day per vehicle, or require a $30 "Discover Pass," which is good for a year and can be purchased here.

The new fee system is a result of Senate Bill 5622, which requires the park to charge the fee, and was touted as being the only way to keep the parks open at all.

There are a few exemptions, like if you're camping (the fee is included in the camping fee), have a Sno-Park seasonal permit, or have an Off-Road Vehicle, Disabled Veteran, or other State Parks pass.

Additionally, one can volunteer for 24 hours or more on an agency-approved project and get a free pass.

Getting caught without a pass will cost you $99.

And yes, you will still be paying taxes to support the parks as well.

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