Borrow a Discover Pass through the Washington State Library

Mar 31 2021, 1:40 pm

As state parks and public libraries begin to reopen, Washington State Parks and the Washington State Library have expanded their Check Out Washington program in libraries across the state.

The program allows those with library cards to borrow a Discover Pass for one week, which allows them access to millions of acres of state parks and other state public lands.

This year, Senator Andy Billig from Spokane introduced new legislation to make two Library Discover Passes available annually to every library outlet that requests them. Because of this, Discover Passes are now available in all of the following libraries:

Discover Pass

The Discover Passes are only necessary for motor vehicles and aren’t needed if you’re wanting to access the parks by boat or non-motorized means.

The pass was created in 2011 to offset steep reductions in general tax support for parks and other recreation lands and facilities. When you buy the pass, you’re helping to keep the state’s outdoor recreation sites open and accessible to the public.

There are two pass options: a $30 annual pass, good for one year from the date of purchase, or a $ 10 day pass.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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