Discover Pass Fees

Purchase your Discover Pass today

Online Discover Pass sales currently unavailable


The Discover Pass is currently unavailable for purchase through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife online license sales system. You can still purchase the Discover Pass at the 
following vendors and at your local Department of Licensing office. We will provide updates as soon as our online system is back up and running. We apologize for the inconvenience.
___________________________________

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). One pass can be transferred between two vehicles. The fees are as follows (Add $5 transaction/dealer fees at WDFW dealer locations):
  • Annual pass: $30
  • One-day pass: $10

Exemptions


Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, you do not need to purchase the pass under the following circumstances:
  • If you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, including vacation houses, environmental learning centers, yurts, and cabins, you will not need a Discover Pass for access to the state park where you are staying for the duration of your stay. If you visit other state parks in the area or other state recreation lands managed by WDFW or DNR, a Discover Pass will be required.
  • Disabled veterans and other Washington State Parks pass holders registered through Washington State Parks do not need to purchase a Discover Pass for access to Washington state parks. You will need to purchase the Discover Pass for access to lands managed by WDFW and DNR. To apply for a State Parks pass, complete and submit the appropriate pass application.
  • You will not need a Discover Pass to launch your boat from a state park boat launch if you have the annual Natural Investment Permit. You will need the Discover Pass for boat launches managed by DNR and WDFW.
  • Sno-Park seasonal permit holders do not need a Discover Pass to use a designated Sno-Park between November 1 and March 31 for winter recreation activities. The Sno-Park permit exemption does not apply to non-winter recreation activities.
For more information and other exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass website.

Discover Pass Free Days


Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Following are 2016 free days:


Jan. 1: State Parks' First Day Hikes
Jan. 17-18: Martin Luther King Day
March 19: State Parks' 103rd birthday

March 26: Saturday Spring Day
April 22: Earth Day
May 8: Sunday Spring Day
June 4: National Trails Day
June 11: National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 24: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days. Sno-Park permits are still required on free days at designated Sno-Parks during the winter season.


Automated pay stations


Several Washington state parks are equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase one-day and annual Discover Passes upon arriving at the park. Following is the list of parks that currently have automated pay stations:

  • Battle Ground
  • Beacon Rock
  • Birch Bay
  • Cape Disappointment
  • Deception Pass
  • Flaming Geyser
  • Fort Casey
  • Fort Flagler
  • Fort Worden
  • Iron Horse/Hyak
  • Kitsap Memorial
  • Lake Chelan
  • Lake Sammamish
  • Lake Wenatchee
  • Larrabee
  • Millersylvania
  • Moran
  • Mount Spokane
  • Olallie
  • Riverside
  • Saint Edward
  • Saltwater
  • South Whidbey
  • Sun Lakes
  • Twanoh
  • Wallace Falls
  • Wenatchee Confluence
  • Westhaven