Frequently Asked Questions
Can I print out my pass?
The self-issuing, print-on-demand National Forest Recreation ePass is available for day-users. All other recreation passes are sold as hard-copy only, please allow enough time to receive them in the mail before you need them. Printed receipts will not be honored by the managing park and forest agencies.
Where do I find out more about the Snowshoe Programs?
Contact information for the Snowshoe Programs can be found on the Snowshoe Program sign-up pages in the DiscoverNW.org online store. You can also find out more by visiting the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Guided Snowshoe Walks website. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers guided winter ecology snowshoe walks from January through March.
When will you ship my order?
If you order on a business day before 3:00 p.m. (Pacific), we will ship it the same day. Otherwise, we will ship it the following business day.
When will my order be delivered?
See the list of shipping options and approximate delivery times on the tab to the right.
What will the shipping cost?
Shipping costs will be calculated as you checkout, but before you enter your credit card number. Rates are based on the weight and destination of your order and include a fee of $1.50 for shipping and handling. Duties and customs charges are the responsibility of the recipient. See the chart of shipping fees below.
I made two orders. Can you combine them and give me a discount on shipping?
Yes. Just email us and let us know the order numbers for both orders. We’ll be glad to combine them so that you don’t have to pay extra shipping.
Why was my credit card declined?
A declined transaction means that the system was unable to verify that the billing address you entered is the same as the billing address on file for your credit card. After several declines, the system will temporarily prevent you from entering further transactions as a security precaution. The solution is to call us and place your order over the phone or verify your billing address and try submitting your order again after a couple of hours.
How do I get the 15% member discount?
The member discount is triggered by adding a qualified product to your cart after you have either logged in or placed the membership product itself into your cart.
I'm sending a gift. Will the packing slip show the price?
Don't worry, our packing slips do not show the prices.
Do you sell other lapel pins and patches?
Yes. We sell many other lapel pins and patches at our sales areas in parks and forests around the northwest. Please email us with a description of what you're looking for, and we'll help you find it.
How can I purchase an item I saw at one of your walk-in stores?
Email us a description of what you saw and where, and we'll help you find it.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Sorry, but we do not accept purchase orders from schools or other institutions.
How Our Online Store is Arranged
When you enter our Online Store through www.discovernw.org, you are entering our main online store and have access to all of the products available across our entire website, including each of our park- and forest-specific stores. All of our products are arranged by categories, which are shown in the lefthand column of the store pages. Some products appear in more than one category.
When you enter from one of our park or forest partners' web sites, you are entering a special store we have set up just for them. Each of these smaller stores contains a selection of travel planning products related to that park or forest. The selection within each store has been specially approved by the interpretive staff at that location. To browse the store's individualized selection, simply scroll down the product list or select a page number under "Products in this Section." To browse our overall selection, simply choose from the category selections at left, in the store pages. To browse our merchandise by destination, please click here.
How to Order
Our Online Store allows you to search for items and place orders securely over the Internet. To place your order online, your browser must be configured to accept cookies and you must use a credit card.
To order by phone, call our Customer Service department toll free at (877) 874-6775. Please have your order details and credit card information ready. We're open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific Time. If we are unable to answer when you call, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and time zone, and we'll call you back as soon as we can. We're closed on holidays and weekends.
This is a secure website. Transmission of personal data through this website is encrypted with a GeoTrust SSL Premium 128/256-bit Certificate (click on verification symbols on checkout pages).
We also use McAfee Secure technology to further protect your personal information.
Online, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Billing name and address must match credit card name and address. We do not store credit card numbers in our own computer system.
Credit Card Declined? Getting Error Codes?
If your credit card is declined, or if you receive an error message after submitting your credit card number, we will be glad to take your order over the phone. Please call us toll free at (877) 874-6775. We're open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. If you are unable to reach us, try this: First, wait 15+ minutes. Then make sure the billing address you entered matches the address shown on the statement for the card you're using. And be sure that you correctly enter the 3-digit "cvv2" code on the back of your card. Then try again.
We are required by law to collect sales tax on every order shipped to states in which we operate a sales outlet and which collect sales tax ( i.e. Washington, California, and Idaho.) Shipping charges are taxable on all orders shipped to Washington addresses.
Members of Discover Your Northwest save 15% on all purchases online and at our stores (excluding passes, native crafts and buying for resale purposes) as well as a similar discount at stores operated by other cooperating associations around the country, including those at Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and many others. Learn more about membership.
We offer shipping via UPS and USPS Mail. Orders placed before 3:00 pm Pacific Time are normally shipped out within two business days. Estimated shipping times listed below are based on ship date, not original order date. UPS does not accept packages addressed to post office boxes. Rates are based on the weight and destination of your order and include a fee of $1.50 for shipping and handling. Duties and customs charges are the responsibility of the recipient.
USPS Options & Delivery Times (vary by destination)
|First Class||2 - 9 business days (1 - 2 business days within WA)|
|Priority Mail||2 - 3 business days|
|Express Mail||1 - 2 business days|
|Global Express||3 - 5 business days (for international delivery only)|
UPS Options & Delivery Time (vary by destination)
|Ground||1 - 5 business days (1 - 2 business days within WA)|
|3 Day Select||3 business days|
|2nd Day Air||2 business days|
|Next Day Air||Next business day|
Returns and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. You may return or exchange any item within 30 days of delivery as long as it is still in its original packaging. Opened videos, DVDs, CDs, and software may not be returned. Please carefully repackage the item, enclose a copy of your receipt, and send to us at the address shown below. Be sure to include your contact information (so we can call or email you with any questions), and indicate if the returning item is defective. All shipping and handling fees are paid by the customer.
Damaged or Defective Merchandise
If you receive an incorrect, damaged, or defective item, please contact us right away. All returns must be made within 30 days.
All terms listed above are subject to change at any time, without notice.
Other Questions, Concerns, Suggestions?
If you have any other questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us. We're open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. If we are unable to answer when you call, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and time zone, and we'll return your call as soon as possible. We're closed on holidays and weekends.
Discover Your Northwest
164 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (877) 874-6775
E-Mail: customer service