The Discover Pass
A daily or annual pass required for access to Washington state parks and recreation lands managed by the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The
Discover Pass can be used on either of two vehicles.
A Natural Investment Permit
A daily or annual permit that allows watercraft launching and trailer dumping at Washington state parks.
Permits necessary for parking and/or using motorized and non-motorized Sno-Parks.
Daily fees are charged year round for moorage at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Filming and Photography Permit
Required for commercial filming and professional still photography at Washington state parks.
Commercial Use Permit
Commercial recreation providers (i.e. kayak adventures, bike tours) are required to register with Washington
State Parks and obtain a permit in order to engage in commercial recreation use of state parks.
Special Activities Permit
Permits are needed for group events such as weddings, scout troop events, company picnics, family reunions,
bicycle and foot races and community festivals.
Fees and Regulations
Summary of all fees for Washington State Parks permits.
State Parks Passes
Reduced or waived fees
Four passes reduce or waive camping, moorage, watercraft launch and trailer dump station fees for limited income senior citizens,
disabled veterans and people with disabilities (Washington State Parks passes only).