Off-Season Senior Citizen Pass

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission offers the Off Season pass to Washington state residents who are 62 years of age or older.
The pass costs $75 per year. Senior Citizen Limited Income pass holders may purchase the Off Season pass for $37.50, a 50% discount. Senior Off Season Pass

Off Season pass holders will receive free camping or moorage for 1 site per night.  There is a $10 per night utility fee if camping at a site with hook-up services.

The pass is valid seven days a week from Oct. 1 to March 31, and from Sunday through Thursday from April 1 to April 30. The pass can be purchased annually beginning Sept. 1 at most state parks and at state parks headquarters in Tumwater.

HOW TO APPLY

Print and complete the application using the link below. 

Off-season Senior Citizen Pass Application (PDF)

Mail your application, payment and supporting documents to :

Washington State Parks
1111 Israel Road SW
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504


Having trouble printing the application? 

You are welcome to pick one up at your nearest state park or regional office. To have an application mailed to you, please call (360) 902-8844, or the Washington Telecommunication Relay Service at (800) 833-6388, or send an email to passes@parks.wa.gov.

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

Where can I buy my pass in person?

Southwest Washington: State Parks headquarters, Battleground Lake, Beacon Rock, Paradise Point, Millersylvania, Seaquest, Ike Kinswa, Cape Disappointment, Grayland Beach, Twin Harbors, Ocean City, Pacific Beach, Lake Sylvia, Belfair, Twanoh, Potlatch, Penrose Point, Blake Island, Illahee, Manchester, Scenic Beach, Kitsap Memorial. 

Northwest Washington: NW Regional office, Cama Beach, Lake Sammamish, Dash Point, Kanaskat-Palmer, Birch Bay, Rasar, Larrabee, Deception Pass, Bayview, Fort Casey, Fort Ebey, Fort Flagler, Fort Worden, Dosewallips, Sequim Bay,  Moran. 

Eastern Washington: Eastern Regional office, Riverside, Steamboat Rock, Ginkgo Petrified Forest/Wanapum, Sun Lakes/Dry Falls, Potholes, Lake Easton, Pearrygin Lake, Lake Wenatchee, Lincoln Rock, Wenatchee Confluence, Yakima Sportsman, Maryhill, Lewis and Clark Trail. 

Passes go on sale starting September 1.

Submit PROOF OF RESIDENCY and age

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 accept on a case-by- case basis.

SUBMIT PROOF OF age

  • Valid Washington State driver license. 
  • Valid Washington State identification card.
  • Washington State senior citizen property tax exemption.

Do not submit original documents.

HOW TO USE THE PASS

You may start using your pass once you purchase it, and have it physically with you.  Making a reservation is quick and easy by calling 888 226 7688, or by visiting washington.goingtocamp.com.  You can also use your pass for fist come, first served camping.  

You will be asked to 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. Must surrender pass upon request.