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We've got the information you need to discover the best recreation opportunities throughout public lands in Washington State. We also have a wide selection of educational merchandise and free handouts to help you make the most of your visit. We're able to bring you this information through a dynamic partnership with the National Park Service, the Forest Service, REI, and Washington State Parks.

Recreation Pass & USer Fee Guide for Washington State

Most of the recreation passes you'll need for areas in Washington State are listed below. Many of these passes are available in our online store and at The Ranger Station at REI inside the Seattle REI Flagship Store. Other passes are available at the area you will be visiting or through another organization. If you have questions, please call us at (206) 470-4060 or visit the Ranger Station at REI. Happy trails!

Federal Lands: Interagency

Annual Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

$80
Valid for 12 months from month of purchase

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or at ORIC

Entrance and Parking Fees for Federal Recreational Lands (NPS, USFS, BLM, USFWS, BOR).

Senior Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

(for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older)

$10
Lifetime Pass

Buy at ORIC

Entrance and Parking Fees for Federal Recreational Lands plus 50% discount for some camping.

Access Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

(for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability)

Free
Lifetime Pass

Available at ORIC

Entrance and Parking Fees for Federal Recreational Lands plus 50% discount for some camping.

US Forest Service Lands: Oregon & Washington

Annual Northwest Forest Pass

$30
Valid for 12 months from purchase.

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or at ORIC

Covers parking at USFS trailheads in Oregon and Washington.

National Forest Recreation Day Pass

$5

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or at ORIC

Self-validate for the date of use. Valid until midnight of date on pass. Parking at USFS trailheads in
Oregon and Washington.

National Forest Recreation ePass

$5

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or at ORIC

Self issuing, printable pass validated for the date of use. Parking at USFS trailheads in
Oregon and Washington.

US Forest Service: Mount St. Helens & Mount Adams

Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Pass

$8 per person

(NW Forest Pass or Federal Recreational Lands Pass covers one person)

Includes entrance fee to
Johnston Ridge Observatory

Mount St. Helens Climbing Permit

$22 per person

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Required for climbing above the
4,800-foot level.

Cascades Volcano Pass

Buy from ranger or self-issue at Mt. Adams Ranger Station in Trout Lake, WA.

$15 (Fr/Sa/Su)
$10 (Mo-Th)
$30 Annual

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Required for climbing above the 7,000-foot level June 1 – Sept 30.

Mount Rainier National Park

Entrance Fee

(Entrance fees covered by any Federal Recreation Lands Pass)

$15 for private car (driver + passengers)

$5 per person on motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, or foot.

Age 15 and younger free.

Fees provide visitor a 7-day entrance permit.

Mount Rainier Annual Pass

(Entrance fees covered by any Federal Recreation Lands Pass)

$30

Covers entrance fees for the pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle.

Climbing Pass (calendar year)

$45 per person 24 and older
$31 per person under 24

Passes purchased in November & December remain valid for the following calendar year.

Anyone climbing on glaciers, or above 10,000 feet, must register and pay the climbing fee.

Wilderness/Climbing Permit

Free in person.

$20 (if reserved in advance)

Required for overnight wilderness trips inside Mount Rainier National Park

Olympic National Park

Entrance Fee

(Entrance fees covered by any Federal Recreation Lands Pass)

$15 for private car (driver + passengers)

$5 per person on motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, or foot.

Age 15 and younger free.

Fees provide visitor a 7-day entrance permit.

Olympic National Park Annual Pass

(Entrance fees covered by any Federal Recreation Lands Pass)

$30

Covers entrance fees for the pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle.

Wilderness Camping Permit

$5 (plus $2 per person per night).

Permits are required for all overnight trips into the Olympic wilderness backcountry.

National Wildlife Refuges

Entrance fees covered by any Federal Recreation Lands Pass or Federal Duck Stamp)

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

$3 per four adults / car

Youth under 16 free.

Covers entrance fees for the family.

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

(Entrance fees covered by any Federal Recreation Lands Pass or Federal Duck Stamp)

$3 per four adults / car

Youth under 16 free.

Covers entrance fees for the family.

Bureau of Land Management

Yakima River Canyon Parking

(Covered by Federal Recreation Passes)

$5 per day on site

(Camping Fee is additional $15)

Covers parking fee at recreation sites.

Washington State Parks

Discover Pass

$10 Daily

$30 Annual

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Covers entrance fees to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Natural Investment Permit

$7 Daily (on site)

$80 Annual

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Covers watercraft launching and RV trailer dump station use at Washington State Parks

Sno-Park Permit – Daily

$20

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Covers all Washington State Sno-Park locations for the date selected.

Annual Non Motorized Sno-Park Permit

$40

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Good for the entire winter recreation season. Covers parking at non-motorized sno-parks used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, etc. You can also use this permit to park in a Snowmobile Sno-Park.

Annual Snowmobile Sno-Park Permit

$40

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Good for the entire winter recreation season. Covers parking at snowmobile sno-parks. It may also be used at non-motorized Sno-Parks when engaging in non-motorized activities.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Vehicle Access Pass

Free (not sold separately)

1 permit free with an annual hunting or fishing license.

Permits also available at local dealers or call 866-246-9453.

Makah Indian Reservation

Recreation Pass

$10 Annual / Calendar Year

One permit per passenger car. Required for trailhead parking on Makah lands. Includes Shi Shi Beach and Cape Flattery Trails.

Where to Find Us

National Park Service US Forest Service REI Washington State Parks

REI Seattle (lower level)
222 Yale Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206-470-4060 or 800-627-0062 x6
10:00am - 6:00pm, Daily


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Interested in These Areas?

Find information on recreation, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to discover and enjoy these Northwest public land destinations:

Columbia River Gorge
John Day Fossil Beds
Lake Roosevelt
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie
Mount Hood
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens
Nez Perce
North Cascades
Okanogan-Wenatchee
Olympic National Forest
Olympic National Park
San Juan Island

Need a Recreation Pass?

Visit our Northwest Recreation Pass Center.

Planning a trip to a northwest national forest, national park, state park, or other public land recreation site? An entrance or day-use fee may be required. Save time and money - get your pass online now!