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Discover Pass

Your purchase of a Discover Pass helps keep our state recreational lands open and beautiful. It's also an incredible deal!

A Discover Pass is required for parking at Washington State Parks and recreation lands managed by Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Discover Pass fees

Annual pass is $30. The one-day pass is $10. Transaction fees may apply.

One pass can be used by two vehicles, but is only valid for one vehicle at a time.

Exemptions and discounts

If you're staying overnight with us, you will not need a Discover Pass to park in the state park you're staying in. If you visit other state parks in the area or state lands managed by WDFW or DNR, a Discover Pass will be required.

A Sno-Park permit is required to park at all Washington State Park Sno-Parks from Nov. 1 through March 31. The Discover Pass is not valid at Sno-Parks. Learn more about the Winter Recreation program and where your fees go.

Washington State Parks Discount Passes

Those who are disabled veterans, foster parents, limited income seniors and disabled individuals, and are Washington State residents, can apply for a discount pass. You will still need a Discover Pass to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR.

A permanent disability parking placard, issued by Department of Licensing, entitles you to free parking in Washington State Parks. You will still need a Discover Pass to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR.

You will not need a Discover Pass with the annual Natural Investment Permit, which covers day use parking, boat launch and trailer dump. You will still need a Discover Pass to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR.

For more information and other exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass website.

Discover Pass Free Days

You won't need a Discover Pass when visiting Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources or Fish and Wildlife lands on free days.  Visit the Discover Pass website to see a full list of Free Days.

Please note, free days apply only to day use parking, all other fees still apply.

Sno-Park permits are required on free days at all Sno-Parks from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Automated pay stations

Several Washington State Parks are equipped with automated pay stations. Visitors can purchase one-day and annual Discover Passes, and daily watercraft launch permits.

The following parks have automated pay stations:

Battle Ground Lake Kanaskat-Palmer Rainbow Falls - coming soon!
Beacon Rock - HWY 14, Hamilton Mountain, boat launch Kitsap Memorial Riverside - Bowl & Pitcher, ORV area, 9 mile area, HWY 291 boat launch
Belfair Lake Chelan Saint Edwards
Birch Bay Lake Easton Saltwater
Blake Island Lake Isabella Scenic Beach
Bridle Trails Lake Sammamish - boat launch, entrance, Tibbets beach Snoqualmie Pass (USFS)
Cama Beach Lake Sylvia South Whidbey
Camano Island Lake Wenatchee Spring Creek Hatchery
Cape Disappointment - N. Head Lighthouse, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, welcome station Larrabee Squak Mountain
Columbia Hills - Horse Thief Butte Lime Kiln Point Steamboat Rock and Northrup Canyon
Dash Point Lincoln Rock Steptoe Butte
Deception Pass - South Bridge, boat launch, West Bridge, Bowman Bay Lyons Ferry - coming soon! Sun Lakes/Dry Falls
Federation Forest Maryhill Tolmie
Flaming Geyser Miller Peninsula Triton Cove
Fort Casey - boat launch Millersylvania - entrance, boat launch Twanoh
Fort Columbia Moran - Mt Constitution, day-use area Twenty-Five Mile Creek
Fort Ebey Mount Spokane Wallace Falls
Fort Flagler - boat launch NW Region office - Burlington Wanapum - boat launch
Fort Worden Olallie Wenatchee Confluence
Ginkgo Petrified Forest - Natural Area, Interpretive Center Palouse Falls Westport Light 
Goldendale Observatory Palouse to Cascades Trail - Hyak trailhead Willapa Hills - coming soon at Chehalis and Adna trailheads!
Illahee Peace Arch Yakima Sportsman
Joseph Whidbey Potholes  

Vehicle tag donation 

Donating to State Parks is easy when you renew your vehicle tags.  This $5 donation is automatically collected when you renew.  You can opt out if you wish to.  If you made the $5 donation in error, complete and submit the Request for Refund of Donation Made in Error form.