Do I need a Discover Pass?

Yes. The Discover Pass is required to park your vehicle at state recreation lands and water-access sites managed by Washington State Parks and Department of Natural Resources. These lands include state parks, water-access points, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, DNR campgrounds, trails and trailheads and all DNR-managed uplands.

A Discover Pass is also required on WDFW lands, including water-access areas and wildlife areas, unless you already have a Vehicle Access Pass issued with the purchase of an eligible hunting or fishing license.

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1. What is reopening on May 5?
2. Do I need a Discover Pass?
3. What are the "challenges" in opening camping? (Some people claim there's more social distancing practiced while camping than in day-use visits.)
4. Can I get an extension or refund on my Discover Pass for the month-long state lands closure?
5. Will bathrooms or other facilities be open at these areas?
6. Will restrooms at trails be open?
7. Are docks available at marine state parks?
8. Are pumpout stations open for boaters in Washington?
9. Will anchoring be monitored or regulated? How about beach landing areas for dinghies?
10. Since parks are day use only for now, what time will the parks close and all boaters sent on their way?
11. Are playgrounds open?
12. Is camping reopening?
13. Why not allow RV/Trailer camping? (It's all self-contained, etc.)
14. Will I get a full refund for my camping or overnight accommodation reservation?
15. Will state lands close if there are issues with crowding?
16. How can I report any issues of crowding, trash or other concerns of wildlife areas or boat launches to WDFW?
17. Can I still volunteer to help clean up and maintain my local state park?