Passes

People camping with trees in the background
Washington State Parks offers passes that reduce or waive camping, moorage and watercraft launch fees for limited income senior citizens, disabled veterans, foster parents and people with disabilities. Qualified individuals may apply for more than one type of pass, although only one pass may be used at a time. These passes are valid only at Washington state parks.

Please note: Washington State Parks pass discounts do not apply to yurts, cabins, vacation houses or other shelters providing overnight accommodations. Pass discounts also do not apply to the extra vehicle fee. The extra vehicle fee is not part of the camping fee and must be paid when checking in at the park.

Foster Home Camping Pass - No Charge
Washington resident foster parents and registered relative foster caregivers who camp with the children in their care are entitled to free campsites in Washington state parks. Participants in the program may camp at first-come, first-served parks or make a telephone reservation to camp in a reservation park (call 1-888-CAMPOUT or 1-888-226-7688). Eligible participants making reservations do not pay for camping but are charged the reservation fee to hold sites in the reservation system. To get free camping when making a reservation, tell the operator you are a foster care provider. Then, when you arrive at the park to register, show a Washington State Driver's License or Washington State I.D., along with a Foster Care ID card or your Foster Home License. Walk-in campers need to show these same documents at the park to receive a free campsite. Foster parents and registered relative caregivers also may use Washington State Parks boat launches and pumpouts for free when they camp. Please note: the foster child must arrive and camp with the caregiver the entire length of stay.

Off-Season Senior Citizen Pass - $75
This pass offers free nightly camping or moorage from October 1 to March 31, and Sunday through Thursday in April. There is a $10 per-night fee for utility sites. Passes are available for $75 for Washington state residents 62 years and older.

Washington State Resident is defined as a resident of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months. Dual-state residency will not be considered.

Off-season Senior Citizen Pass Application

Senior Citizen Limited Income Pass - No Charge
Good for a 50% discount on nightly camping / moorage. Free watercraft launching and trailer dump. Valid year-round. Offered to Washington state residents 62 years and older with an annual household income of $35,000 or less. Applicants who own property must also meet the requirements for a property tax exemption under the Revised Code of Washington 84.36.381.

Senior Citizen Limited Income Pass Application

Disability Pass - No Charge
Good for 50% discount on nightly camping / moorage. Free watercraft launching and trailer dump. Valid year-round. Available for one-year (short-term disability) or five-year (permanent disability) periods. Offered to Washington state residents who are legally blind, profoundly deaf, developmentally disabled, or who meet the disability definition used by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Note: a Permanent Disability Parking Permit, issued by the Washington State Department of Licensing, also entitles you to the 50% disability discount on camping and moorage and waives the trailer dump and boat launch fee. Simply show your placard, license plate, or issued wallet card along with matching ID directly to the park ranger.

Disability Pass Application

Disabled Veteran Lifetime Pass - No Charge
Free camping / moorage, campsite reservations through State Parks central reservations system, watercraft launching, and trailer dump. Valid year-round. Offered to Washington state residents with a documented service-connected disability of at least 30%. Proof of identification will be required at check-in.

Disability Pass Application

Acceptable Proof of Eligibility
You may be required to provide one of the following to verify your status.
  • For Residency: Washington state driver's license; Washington ID card; Federal income tax return; disabled person parking placard; voter registration card; property tax exemption statement; 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.
  • For Limited Income: Your household income for the previous year, including Social Security and spouse's income, must be $35,000 or less. If you own property, you must also meet the requirements for a property tax exemption under the Revised Code of Washington 84.36.381.
  • Proof of Disability: Certification of your condition in writing on official letterhead stationery, or have the parks pass application signed by the agency, company, or doctor who declared the disability. Documentation must also certify that you are receiving disability payments (except for legally blind and profoundly deaf applicants).
  • Proof of Disabled Veteran Status: A disability award letter, certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs or military service; a separation certificate or similar document on official letterhead stationery from the certifying agency; or have the pass application signed by the Department of Veterans Affairs or military service.
How to Apply
Print and complete the appropriate application from the section above. 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. Completed applications should be delivered to:
Washington State Parks
1111 Israel Road SW
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

People and bicyclists on a paved trail that runs between trees
Rules for Pass Holders
  • Pass must be current and with you at all times.
  • Pass holder must be camping at the discounted site.
  • Guests of pass holder camping at a separate site must pay the full regular fee.
  • 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 or other services (i.e., pressed fuel, shower meters, gas stoves, etc.), 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 or passes.