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Washington State Parks Celebrates National Get Outdoors Day June 8th

Washington State Parks Celebrates National Get Outdoors Day June 8th

National Get Outdoors Day Bridge at Riverside State Park


June 8
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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National Get Outdoors Day View of Columbia Riaver

Washington State is actively participating in National Get Outdoors Day on June 8, 2024, with several initiatives to encourage outdoor activities:

  1. Free Admission to State Lands: The Discover Pass, typically required for parking on lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Washington State Parks, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will not be required on this day. This offers free access to many state parks and recreational areas​ (WA DNR)​​ 
  2. Free Fishing Weekend: Coinciding with National Get Outdoors Day, June 8-9 is also Free Fishing Weekend in Washington. This means no fishing licenses are needed to fish in many of the state’s waters. It’s a great opportunity for families and individuals to try fishing at various lakes, rivers, and coastal areas without the usual permit requirements​ (WDFW)​.

Riverside Park National Getoutside Day 2024

These initiatives are part of a broader effort to promote outdoor recreation and connect people with nature, making it easier for everyone to explore the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities that Washington State offers. For more detailed information on specific events and activities, you can visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website or the Washington State Parks page.

National Get Outside Day 2024 Hiking SignNational Get Outdoors Day, observed annually on the second Saturday of June, encourages Americans to explore and enjoy outdoor activities. Launched in 2008, this event promotes healthy, active lifestyles by offering opportunities for families to connect with nature through events, free admissions to parks, and outdoor recreational activities like hiking, fishing, and camping. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just looking to spend more time in nature, National Get Outdoors Day is the perfect occasion to discover the beauty and benefits of the great outdoors.