Off-Season Senior Citizen Pass

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission offers this pass to Washington state residents who are at least 62 years of age.
 The pass costs $75 per year. Benefits include:Senior Off Season Pass

  • Free camping (unless you are staying in a site with utilities. For those sites, there is a $10 nightly fee.)
  • Free moorage

The pass is valid seven days a week from Oct. 1 to March 31, and from Sunday through Thursday from March 31 through April 30. The pass can be purchased annually beginning Sept. 1 at most parks and at State Parks headquarters in Tumwater. If you have already been issued a Senior Citizens Limited Income Pass, the cost of the off-season pass is $37.50.

How to use the pass

The pass may be used when making reservations online. The pass number is entered when checking out to receive the discount. If a pass holder makes a reservation for a site they will occupy AFTER Sept. 1, they will have to pay full price for the reservation and be refunded when they purchase their new pass.

The pass is valid only in Washington state parks. It is not valid at National Parks, at state recreation lands managed by Washington State Department of Natural Resources or the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

What you will need to apply

Submit proof that you are at least 62 years of age and a Washington state resident. State law requires that you are a Washington state resident for at least 3 months prior to applying for this pass. Proof of residency includes:

  • Washington State driver license or Washington state identification card.
  • A property tax exemption letter provided by the county in which you reside.

Note: If you do not have any of these forms, we may accept other documents on a case-by-case basis.

ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY AND RESIDENCY

You may be required to provide one of the following to verify your status.

  • For residency: Washington state driver’s license; Washington ID card; voter registration card; property tax exemption; or other documentation as approved. Must be Washington resident for the past three consecutive months. Applicant cannot claim multiple state residency.
  • For age: Washington state driver’s license or ID card; copy of birth certificate; notarized affidavit of age; witnessed statement of age; senior citizen property tax exemption; or baptismal certificate.

HOW TO APPLY

Print and complete the application using the link below. 

Off-season Senior Citizen Pass Application (PDF)

If you have trouble printing the application, you may pick one up at your nearest state park or regional Washington State Parks headquarters. To have an application mailed to you, please call (360) 902-8500, (360) 902-8844, or the Washington Telecommunication Relay Service at (800) 833-6388, or send an email to the parks department

Completed applications should be delivered to:

Washington State Parks
1111 Israel Road SW
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

Rules for Pass Holders

  • Pass must be current and with you at all times.
  • Pass holder must be camping at the discounted site.
  • Campers are limited to a 10-day stay in one park from April 1 through September 30, and a 20-day stay during the rest of the year.
  • Moorage is limited to three consecutive nights at any single park area unless otherwise posted.
  • Pass does not provide discounts on annual permits, reservation fees, extra vehicle fees or other services (i.e., shower meters), except as noted.
  • Passes are valid only at Washington state parks. They are not accepted at campgrounds operated by other government agencies or private businesses.
  • A pass cannot be used in conjunction with any other pass or discount.
  • Pass only valid for person issued. Proof of identification will be required at check in.
  • Cancel your camping reservation if you are unable to use the reservation.
  • Do not make duplicate or multiple reservations for the same night.
  • A fee of $15 will be charged for replacement of lost, stolen or damaged permits/passes.
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