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2022 Fee-Free Days

A list of fee-free days at state parks, national forests, national parks and other public lands for 2022.
Fee-free days for 2022 at 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 paying an entry fee or having to display a pass. Consult the list below to find out which public lands are free on which days. 

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 2022

January 1 - New Year’s Day
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

January 17 - 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 

February 21 - President’s Day
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Forest Service 

March 9 - Billy Frank Jr.’s Birthday
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

March 19 - Washington State Parks’ Birthday
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

April 16
National Park Service 

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

June 11 - 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 12 - Free Fishing Weekend
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

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

September 24 - 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 

October 10 - World Mental Health Day
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

November 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 

November 25 - Native American Heritage Day 
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife