Off-Season Senior Citizen Pass

Updates to the Senior Off-Season Pass Program:

Starting with the 2023-24 off season, state parks will no longer honor the off season discount for reservations made before September 1 and before the purchase of an Off-Season pass.

Offered to Washington state residents who are 62 years of age or older.

Senior Off Season Pass

Benefits of this pass

Free camping or moorage, 1 site per night.   $10 per night utility fee if camping at a hook-up site.

Pass costs $75, Senior Citizen Limited Income pass holders may purchase the Off Season pass for $37.50, a 50% discount. 

Pass is valid seven days a week from Oct 1 to March 31, and Sunday through Thursday in April. Expires after April 30th. Discounts apply to reservation made during the off season period only. 

The pass can be purchased annually beginning Sept. 1 at most state parks and at state parks headquarters in Tumwater.


Submit and application, proof of residency, age and payment.

Download the Off-season Senior Citizen Pass Application (PDF)

Get an application at many state parks or region offices. 

Have an application mailed to you by calling (360) 902-8844, or the Washington Telecommunication Relay Service at (800) 833-6388. 

proof of residency

You must be a current Washington State resident for at least 3 consecutive months and 62 years of age or older. Submit 1 of the following documents:

  • Valid Washington State driver license. 
  • Valid Washington State identification card.
  • Valid Washington State voter registration card.
  • Washington State senior citizen property tax exemption.
  • Other proofs of residency may be accepted.

proof of age

You must be 62 or older. Submit 1 of the following documents: 

  • Valid Washington State driver license. 
  • Valid Washington State identification card.

Do NOT submit original documents.

Completed applications will not be accepted prior to Sept. 1.


Washington State Parks
PO Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

Where can I buy my pass in person?

Passes go on sale starting September 1.  Some parks sell out of passes.  Please call park for availability. 

  1. Southwest Washington
  2. Northwest Washington
  3. Eastern Washington 

Where to buy your pass in Southwest Washington:

  • State Parks Headquarters, Tumwater
  • Battleground Lake State Park
  • Paradise Point, State Park
  • Millersylvania State Park
  • Seaquest State Park 
  • Mount St Helens Visitor Center
  • Ike Kinswa State Park
  • Cape Disappointment State Park
  • Grayland Beach State Park 
  • Twin Harbors State Park 
  • Ocean City State Park
  • Pacific Beach State Park
  • Lake Sylvia State Park
  • Belfair State Park
  • Twanoh State Park 
  • Potlatch State Park 
  • Penrose Point State Park 
  • Illahee State Park
  • Manchester State Park
  • Scenic Beach State Park
  • Kitsap Memorial State Park


You can start using your pass once you purchase it, and have it physically with you.  

Make reservations by calling 888 226 7688, or visit  

You can also use your pass for fist come, first served camping.  

Reservations made before Sept 1 and before the purchase of you pass will not qualify for the off season discount. 

When making a reservation, provide your pass number, which always begins with the issue year, followed by the letter "O", and your unique 5 digit number.  Leave the dash out when reserving online.

Need help planning your winter camping adventures?  Visit our online winter schedule for each park.

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

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. You must surrender your pass upon request.