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SEATTLE (AP) — To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission.

The Seattle Times reports single-day visitors to any state park on Sunday, Aug. 25, won’t need a Discover Pass to park.

The pass costs $30 a year or $10 a day. The 2011 law that created the Discover Pass system also directed the state parks system to offer as many as 12 free days per year.

After Sunday, two free days remain in 2019: Saturday, Sept. 28, which is National Public Lands Day, and Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Not all national parks charge entrance fees, but at those that do there are several options including a private-vehicle pass that costs $30 and is valid for seven consecutive days or an annual pass.

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