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Off-Season Senior Citizen Pass

Offered annually to Washington state residents who are 62 years of age or older.

Senior Off-Season pass update

State Parks will not honor the Off-Season discount for reservations made before the purchase of an Off-Season Pass.  Passes must be purchased each year and are not valid for advanced reservations made for future off-season periods.

Pass benefits

The pass provides 1 site per night of free camping or moorage ($10 will be charged for utility sites per night). It's valid seven days a week from Oct 1 to March 31 and Sunday through Thursday in April.  

Discounts apply to reservation made during the off-season period only.

The pass costs $75. 

Senior Citizen Limited Income pass holders may purchase the Off Season Pass for $37.50, a 50% discount.

Passes expires April 30 annually.

How to apply 

Applications will not be accepted prior to Sept. 1.  Do not submit multiple applications, this may result in a delay.

  • Download the Senior Off-Season pass application (PDF).
  • Get an application at many state parks (see list of locations below).
  • Have an application mailed to you by calling (360) 902-8844 or the Washington Telecommunication Relay Service at (800) 833-6388.

Provide proof of residency

You must be a current Washington State resident for at least 3 consecutive months. Submit 1 of the following:

  • Valid Washington State driver license or identification card.
  • Valid Washington State voter registration card.
  • Washington State senior citizen property tax exemption.

Provide proof of age

  • You must be 62 or older. Submit 1 of the following:
  • Valid Washington State driver license or identification card.

Do not submit original documents.

Mail

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
PO Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

We accept checks or money orders through mail. Checks should be made payable to Washington State parks.

Park sales locations

Passes go on sale starting September 1. Some parks sell out of passes. Please call the park for availability or to make an appointment with park staff.

 Southwest Washington:

State parks headquarters in Tumwater, by appointment only Mount Saint Helens visitor center
Battleground Lake State park Ocean City State park
Belfair State park Pacific Beach State park
Cape Disappointment State park Paradise Point State park
Grayland Beach State park Penrose Point State park
Ike Kinswa State park Potlatch State park
Illahee State park Scenic Beach State park
Kitsap Memorial State park Seaquest State park
Lake Sylvia State park Twanoh State park
Manchester State park Twin Harbors State park
Millersylvania State park  

 Northwest Washington:

Northwest Region office by appointment only Fort Flagler State park
Bay View State park Fort Worden State park
Birch Bay State park Kanaskat-Palmer State park
Cama Beach Historical State park Lake Sammamish State park
Dash Point State park Larrabee State park
Deception Pass State park Moran State park
Dosewallips State park Rasar State park
Fort Casey State park Saint Edward State park
Fort Ebey State park Sequim Bay State park

Eastern Washington:

Eastern Region office by appointment only Pearrygin Lake State park
Curlew Lake State park Potholes State park
Conconully State park Riverside State park office on Charles Rd
Columbia Hills State park Sacajawea State park
Ginkgo Petrified Forest /Wanapum Recreation Area Steamboat Rock State park
Lake Easton State park Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State park
Lake Wenatchee State park Wenatchee Confluence State park
Lincoln Rock State park Yakima Sportsman State park
Maryhill State Park  

 

How To Use The Pass

You can start using your discount once you have been issued a pass and have it physically with you.

Make reservations by calling (888) 226-7688 or visit washington.goingtocamp.com. You can also use your pass for first come, first served camping.

Reservations made before Sept. 1 and before the purchase of you pass will not qualify for the off-season discount.

When making a reservation, provide your pass number, starting with the issue year, followed by the letter "O", and your unique 5-digit number. Leave the dash out when reserving online with no spaces.

Need help planning your winter camping adventures? Visit our online winter schedule.

Discount pass rules and expectations

If you are using a discount pass there are some basic rules you'll need to follow. 

Pass holder expectations

Do not alter or make copies of your pass. Never share your pass or pass number with others. Pass holders will be charged $15 for replacements.

The pass holder must cancel reservations if unable to use them.

Camping rules

The pass holder must be camping and present at the site to receive a discount. The pass is only valid for the person it is issued to. The pass must be valid and physically with you during your visit. Be prepared to provide photo ID.

All camping discounts and associated benefits are limited to the site the pass holder is camping in. Discounts and fee reductions are limited to 1 campsite or moorage site per night.

Do not make duplicate or multiple reservations for the same night. Including double sites.

Park rules

While it is important that you follow all park rules, these rules are most important for pass holders:

  • Camping is limited to 10 consecutive nights at any single park from April 1 through Sept. 30, and 20 consecutive nights the rest of the year.
  • Moorage is limited to three consecutive nights at any single park.
  • Pass holders are expected to treat park staff with respect, always follow park rules and staff guidance.

Violations of these rules, or any other park rules, may result in pass benefit suspension or revocation. Must surrender pass upon request.

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Contact Us

Name Discount Pass Program
Department Information Center
Phone (360) 902-8844
Email infocent@parks.wa.gov
Fax (360) 586 6640