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Important to Know!

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the list of state parks that would be open for day use, camping and overnight moorage June 1.

All Washington State Park staff look forward to welcoming visitors into our parks. Please consider their safety by following the guidelines posted on the agency’s COVID-19 response page and the CDC’s recommendations for visiting parks and recreational facilities.

All parks open for camping and overnight moorage are located in counties that have moved into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan and have approved camping.

Day-use areas, campgrounds and overnight moorage will open in all counties once they are moved into Phase 2 and camping is approved. As parks reopen, visitors should understand there may be limited restroom facilities at some parks.

Guidelines for Responsible Park Use

Before you go

  • Check what’s open. While many state-managed land destinations are open for day use and camping, other local, tribal and federal land may still be closed.
  • Stay local. This will reduce the need for stops along the way.
  • Limit the number in your group to 5 unless with members of the same household.
  • Come prepared. Visitors may find reduced or limited restroom services as staff begin the process to reopen facilities at wildlife areas and water-access sites. You are advised to bring your own soap, water, hand sanitizer and toilet paper, as well as a mask or bandana to cover your nose and mouth.
  • Enjoy the outdoors when healthy. If you have symptoms of fever, coughing or shortness of breath, save your outdoor adventure for another day.

When you get there 

  • Avoid crowds. Be prepared to go somewhere else or come back another time if your destination looks crowded.
  • Practice physical distancing. Keep 6 feet between you and those outside your immediate household. Launch one boat at a time to give others enough space to launch safely. Leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you. Trailer your boat in the same way.
  • Follow the rules. Rule enforcement puts visitors and staff at risk. Please follow all rules to reduce the need for interaction with rangers and other park staff. Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Be kind and respectful to our rangers, park aides, field staff and other park visitors.
  • Wash your hands often. Keep up on personal hygiene and bring your own water, soap and hand sanitizer with you.
  • Pack out what you pack in. Take any garbage with you, including disposable gloves and masks.

Washington State Parks upcoming free days:

June 13 — National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 — National Park Service 104th Birthday
Sept. 13 — Make-up Spring Day / Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend 
Sept. 26 — National Public Lands Day
Oct. 10 — World Mental Health Day 
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Nov. 27 — Autumn day

About the Discover Pass

About the Pass

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). One pass can be transferred between two vehicles.

The fees are as follows (add transaction/dealer fees, $5 for the annual Discover Pass and $1.50 for the one-day pass.):

  • Annual pass: $30
  • One-day pass: $10

Exemptions as they apply to San Juan Island

Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, you do not need to purchase the pass under the following circumstances:

  • If you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, including vacation houses, environmental learning centers, yurts, and cabins, you will not need a Discover Pass for access to the state park where you are staying for the duration of your stay. If you visit other state parks in the area or other state recreation lands managed by WDFW or DNR, a Discover Pass will be required.
  • Disabled veterans and other Washington State Parks pass holders registered through Washington State Parks do not need to purchase a Discover Pass for access to Washington state parks. A Permanent Disability Parking Permit, issued by the Washington State Department of Licensing, also entitles you to free day use. You will need to purchase the Discover Pass for access to lands managed by WDFW and DNR. To apply for a State Parks pass, complete and submit the appropriate pass application.
  • You will not need a Discover Pass to launch your boat from a state park boat launch if you have the annual Natural Investment Permit. You will need the Discover Pass for boat launches managed by DNR and WDFW.

For more information and other exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass website.

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