State Park and National Park Free Admission Days in 2022

January 7, 2022

When is a great time to visit State or National Parks? On one of their entrance fee-free days in 2022, of course. On each of these significant days of celebration or commemoration, parks waive entrance fees.

The following are 2022 State Park free days:

  • Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 17 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 9 -- Billy Frank Junior's Birthday
  • March 19 — State Parks’ 108th Birthday
  • April 22  — Earth Day
  • June 11 — National Get Outdoors Day
  • June 12 — Free Fishing Day
  • June 19 — Juneteenth
  • Sept. 24 — National Public Lands Day
  • Oct. 10 -- World Mental Health Day
  • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Nov. 25 — Native American Heritage Day

Details about State Park Fee Free Days. Note that free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities), and a Discover Pass is required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Sno-Park permits are still required on free days at designated Sno-Parks during the winter season.

The following are 2022 fee-free days at National Parks:

  • January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.     
  • April 16: First day of National Park Week     
  • August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act    
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day    
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Details about National Park Free Days. There are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.