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.
While there is no discount for the Discover Pass, Washington State Parks does offer discounts
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
|Jan 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day||June 11 — Free Fishing Weekend|
|Jan 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day||June 19 — Juneteenth|
|March 9 — Billy Frank Junior's Birthday||Sept 23 — National Public Lands Day|
|March 19 — State Parks’ 110th Birthday||Oct 10 — World Mental Health Day|
|April 22 — Earth Day||Nov 11 — Veterans Day|
|June 10 — National Get Outdoors Day||Nov 24 — Autumn Day|
|Jan 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day||June 9 — Free Fishing Day|
|Jan 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day||June 19 — Juneteenth|
|March 9 — Billy Frank Junior's Birthday||Sept 28 — National Public Lands Day|
|March 19 — State Parks’ 111th Birthday||Oct 10 — World Mental Health Day|
|April 22 — Earth Day||Nov 11 — Veterans Day|
|June 8 — National Get Outdoors Day||Nov 29 — Autumn Day|
You won't need a Discover Pass when visiting Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources or Fish and Wildlife lands on 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|
|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|
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.