Washington State Park Free Day, March 19
If your spring break plans include outdoor recreation, know that on Sunday March 19, Washington State Parks offer a free day when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park, in honor of the 104th birthday of the State Parks. The subsequent two free days are Saturday, April 15 (Spring Day), and Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day).
While the Washington State Parks website will provide the most up-to-date information on recreation opportunities in the state parks, you can consult guidebooks in Penrose Library or read up on the history of Northwest State Parks online (sign in with your Whitman ID). You can also explore opportunities in Oregon State Parks , the National Forests, and the National Parks.
[caption id=“attachment_923” align=“alignnone” width=“600”] Great Falls on the Palouse River from summit of Cliffs on right bank, by James Madison Alden. Part of the series Landscape Views of the Area Along the Northwest Boundary, 1857 - 1862. National Archives. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/305504 There are no known restrictions on the use of this image.[/caption]