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Tag: Washington Discover Pass


Buy Discover Pass at State Parks offices to avoid extra fees

Here is one way to avoid paying any extra transaction fees when you buy the new state Discover Pass, purchase it at State Parks headquarters in Olympia or at regional offices in Burlington and East Wenatchee.

The pass – providing access to lands managed by State Parks, state Department of Fish and Wildlife and state Department of Natural Resources – takes effect Friday.

The cost when purchasing at State Parks is $30 annual or $10 for a one-day pass. Nno transaction and dealer fees apply.

The headquarters and region offices are selling the passes during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5

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Gov. Gregoire signs Discover Pass legislation

UPDATE: Thursday at 2:07 p.m.

As expected, the governor signed the bill creating the new Discover Pass.

The pass will be required as of July 1 for vehicle access to recreation lands and water-access sites managed by the State Parks and Recreation Commission, state Department of Fish and Wildlife and State Department of Natural Resources. The pass – available for sale in mid-June – will cost $30 a year per vehicle or $10 for a day-use pass.


Washington’s Discover Pass will become reality Thursday afternoon.

Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to the recreation access bill – SSSB

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What are your thoughts on the new state Discover Pass

It looks like folks wanting to recreate on state lands will have to purchase a new Discover Pass. Legislation creating the pass, which will cost $10 a day or $30 for a year, is awaiting the signature of Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Is the law takes effect, the pass would be required for most people wanting to recreate on lands owned or managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Parks and Recreation and state Department of Natural Resources.

Of the first $71 million generated every two years, 84 percent ($59.64 million) would go to State Parks. Eight percent

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