This page provides information on the Washington the process of opening a concession business with Washington State Parks and current openings and opportunities for concessions at parks.
Commercial Use Permit
Commercial recreation providers (e.g., 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.
Filming & photography permits
Required for commercial filming and professional still photography at Washington state parks.
Purchase an Annual Moorage Permit to save money, while enjoying the Washington waterways.
Motorized Trail Use Permit
Permits currently on file with Washington State Parks for motorized use of long-distance trails.
Natural Investment Permit
A daily or annual permit that allows watercraft launching, trailer dumping and day-use access at Washington state parks.
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail Registration
The roughly 150 miles that making up the Eastern portion of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail reflects State Parks’ long-term commitment to developing cross-state trails. It is part of an emerging multi-state trail system. The Eastern sections of the trail require a registration.
Remote Controlled Aircraft
State Parks allows the use of remote controlled aircraft, also known as drones or unmanned aircraft systems, on a limited basis. Permits are required for each instance of their use.
Scientific Research Permit
The diverse resources within the Washington state parks system offer a variety of research opportunities. Conducting research in a Washington state park requires a research permit.
Sno-Park (snowmobile) Permit
Find information on Sno-Park permits and snowmobile registration.
Sno-Park (non-motorized) Permits
Find details on different types of non-motorized Sno-Park permits.
Special Activities Permit
Washington state parks are great places to hold many activities, including company picnics, community festivals or events, scouting events, and organized recreational events such as adventure races and fun runs. This permit is needed for these types of group activities.
Activity information and Registration Pages
Certain activities at parks require you to file a registration. The following links are to pages containing the information, guidelines and forms you will need to participate in these activities at Washington state parks.