Disability Pass

Washington State Parks offers this pass to all Washington state residents who are legally blind, profoundly deaf, developmentally disabled or who meet the disability definition used by the Social Security Administration.

Benefits to this pass include:Disability Pass one year

  • Free entry and parking
  • Ability to reserve accessible campsites
  • 50% discount on camping and boat moorage
  • Free watercraft launch and trailer dump
  • Streamlined process to receive 50% discount when making reservations online or by phone.

This pass is available at no charge for one-year (short-term disability) or five-year (permanent disability) periods.

  • One-year, temporarily disabled pass. You must mDisability Pass-five year passeet the eligibility requirements and have been a resident of Washington state for three consecutive months or longer.
  • Five-year, permanently disabled pass. If you are legally blind or profoundly deaf, meet the eligibility requirements and have been a resident of Washington state for three consecutive months. 

The Disability Pass does not take the place of a Discover Pass for recreation lands managed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife or Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

How to apply

Fill out the application

Print and complete the application using the link below. 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 passes@parks.wa.gov.

Combined 1- and 5-Year Disability Pass Application (PDF or Word Document)

Submit proof of Washington State Residency

Submit proof of Washington State residency showing three consecutive months or longer prior to applying for this pass. Valid forms of proof include:

  • Current, valid Washington State driver’s license.        
  • Current, valid Washington State Identification card.
  • Current, valid Washington State Voter Registration card.
  • Washington State senior citizen property tax exemption.

Notes:

  • If you do not have any of these forms of proof, we may accept other documents on a case-by- case basis.
  • Applicant cannot claim multiple-state residency.
  • If you have eligibility questions or concerns, please call the Washington State Parks Information Center at 360-902-8844

Submit proof of disability 

Applicants have three choices of ways to document their proof of disability:

  • A letter on state or federal letterhead stating that the applicant is receiving disability benefits.
  • A signature on the Disability Pass application from the applicant's diagnosing physician or clinic. 
  • A copy of a Washington State Disability Placard identification card.

Submit completed application

Completed applications should be delivered to:

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

Please Note: Residents of Washington who have been issued a disabled parking ID card, or special license plate for a permanent disability under state law, are entitled, along with the members of their camping party, to free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, day-use vehicle access to parks and up to a 50% reduction in campsite or moorage fees.

Washington State parks Discount Pass Rules and Expectations


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 to replace lost, stolen, or damaged passes. 

 

  • The pass does not provide discounts on annual permits, reservation fees, extra vehicle fees, roofed shelters, group camps or other services, except as noted. 

 

  • The pass cannot be used with any other pass or discount. 

 

  • 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:

 

  • 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.