Discover Pass Now Has "Choose Your Date" Option
The Discover Pass just got a lot more flexible. When you order a Discover Pass online from some vendors (see links below), you can now specify the day you want it to start within the next year, which makes it easier to give as a holiday gift to your favorite hiker.
The pass grants access to (and directly funds) state lands, including State Parks, the Department of Fish and Wildlife lands and the Department of Natural Resources lands. The added "choose your date" option is the result of legislation that Washington Trails Association and hiker advocates helped pass earlier this year.
How to choose your start date
If you want to buy a hiker a Discover Pass for a holiday gift, but don't want the pass to start until, say, April, here's how you do it:
- You can purchase a Discover Pass with a flexible start date directly from the Department of Natural Resources or from one of these vendors.
- Choose the activation date during purchase. Activation must start within 365 days of your date of purchase. When purchasing online, you must allow 10 days for mailing when you select a future start date.
- When you get your pass, remember that it's transferable between two cars. Just write in the license plates of both cars on the pass. (See the example to the right.)
WTA-sold Discover Passes start at purchase date
Because WTA doesn't have the machine that prints out the start and expiration date, any Discover Pass you purchase through our online store starts the day you buy it. You can purchase the Discover Pass from us any time of year, but you just don't have the option to the delay the start date on it.
More information about passes
>> For more information, visit discoverpass.wa.gov or call 1-866-320-9933.
>> To learn about the Discover Pass and other recreation passes and permits, please visit our Recreation Pass Info page.