Starting today all state parks, wildlife areas, and water access sites are completely closed.
Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks are completely closed.
The National Forests have not announced specific trail closures, but all facilities such as trailhead bathrooms and visitor centers are closed.
One of the wonderful things about living in the Seattle area is that you never have to go more than a few miles to see spectacular scenery or interesting wildlife. But we all get a hankering at times for something a bit more wild, or just a different vista. To make things a little easier on the pocketbook, both Washington State Parks and National Parks offer free days each year. Both park systems also offer free or reduced rates to the disabled, military, and senior citizens.
Free days remaining in 2015:
August 25th – National Park Service Birthday
September 26th – National Public Lands Day
November 11th – Veterans Day
Park pass information – including how to get a free pass for those eligible.
List of parks in Washington
Free days remaining in 2015 are the same as national parks.
Discover Pass information – the pass is needed for day use in state parks.
Free and discount pass information
List of state parks