|Buy a Discover Pass instead!|
The holiday shopping season officially kicked off with Black Friday last week, but what do you get the person on your list who seems to have everything? Another tie? A holiday fruitcake that will be regifted for years to come?
How about a gift that will keep on giving for a full calendar year - a Discover Pass for Washington's state parks system!
Thanks to legislation passed in 2012, those who purchase a Discover Pass can now designate the "start date" for the pass. This means the recipient won't have to miss out on a single day of parks access if you buy the pass now but gift it later in December - or even later in the year.
Additionally, a Discover Pass is now valid for up to two vehicles, another 2012 tweak that made it more user-friendly.
Since 2011, a parking pass is required at all state parks. Day passes are available for $10, but the Discover Pass is $30 and good for a full year. You do the math, but for the outdoor enthusiast it can easily pay for itself.
Our parks system is in the process of transitioning to
a self-supporting model, and pass sales play a key role in that transition. By
purchasing a Discover Pass, you are helping to fund the maintenance and upkeep
of the more than 100 parks statewide.
|Discover Pass kiosk,|
Saltwater State Park