Via The Northern Light Facebook page and my colleague Tara Nelson, Peace Arch State Park will be selling Discover Passes from noon to 2 p.m. this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 - 17, at the park. Free parking will be available during those times. Volunteers with the park will be charging $30 for the passes and, since they will be volunteering, the regularly charged $5 processing fee will not be included. For more information, call Peace Arch State Park at 360/332-8221.
The Discover Pass went into affect July 1 as a way for Washington's state parks to stay funded. The Discover Pass also covers access to state Department of Natural Resources and state Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. The penalty for parking in any of these lands without a Discover Pass or paying a one-time $10 parking fee is $99.
Click here for a story I wrote about the Discover Pass in May.
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