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DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« on: July 23, 2011, 06:08:47 AM »
This is the DNR homepage:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

There are maps that show all the state lands requiring the discover pass. You can use these links or download the pdf's below. There is also a note they are remaking a map, so it may be worth checking back to this page to see what changes there may be:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/recreationeducation/pages/home.aspx

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Northeast:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_discover_pass_northeast.pdf
Northwest:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_discover_pass_northwest.pdf
Southwest:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_discover_pass_southwest.pdf
Statewide:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_discover_pass_statewide.pdf
Statewide:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/discover_pass_statewide_dnr_locations.pdf


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Ok let me clarify my wording from last night. There are currently two different violations right now. A operating a vehicle without a pass which is a $203 infraction, obviously for this violation the vehicle must be being operated (driving). The other is essentially parking without the pass which is a $99 parking infraction.

Yes, and there are people who drive though there just to get to the other side. There are a number of areas around the state with roads passing through. I wonder if they will write people just for passing through who don't even plan to stop? It wouldn't seem very appropriate if someone was on a road passing through.

If you are on a road that is in an area that requires the pass you need to have the pass, it does not matter if you are simply passing thru to get to some non DNR land. This is why it is essential to know what areas need the pass and what areas dont.
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 06:34:35 AM »
Info currently on the DNR website:  http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/

The Discover Pass - your ticket to Washington's great outdoors

One permit provides access to state parks and recreation lands

Annual pass: $30
 $35 with transaction and dealer fees if purchased at a license dealer, by phone or online
 
One-day pass: $10
 $11.50 with transaction and dealer fees if purchased at a license dealer, by phone or online
 
Washington state parks
WDFW wildlife areas
WDFW water-access points
DNR recreation sites
For information, e-mail
or call toll-free (866) 320-9933

The Discover Pass allows you to enjoy nearly 7 million acres of Washington state-managed recreation lands – including state parks, water-access points, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, trails and trailheads.

The Discover Pass must be displayed on your vehicle when visiting state recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The fine for not displaying the pass is $99.

The Discover Pass may be purchased:
•Online
•In person from any of nearly 600 recreational license vendors where state fishing and hunting licenses are sold.
•By phone (866) 320-9933
•When you renew your vehicle license (beginning fall of 2011)
•At State Parks headquarters and region offices, and at state parks when staff is available
 
Thank you for supporting Washington state recreation lands.
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 06:42:16 AM »
When I looked at where a pass is required for the Northeast part of the state. I see that Sheep creek is a permit area along with a large block of land called Colville Remote. You know that area as well as I may. That is nothing more than the major roadways across the north end.So that just gives them a way to collect a toll from uninformed folks.
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 06:53:04 AM »
Yes, and there are people who drive though there just to get to the other side. There are a number of areas around the state with roads passing through. I wonder if they will write people just for passing through who don't even plan to stop? It wouldn't seem very appropriate if someone was on a road passing through.
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 06:58:10 AM »
Neighbor has already gotten a verbal warning even though he had bought a pass just wasn't for the wood truck he was using. That is how I learned about the vehicle specific clause in the program. He showed the pass and was told only good for the rig it has on the tag. So how many tags do you get to buy to roam around up there? Even if you can only drive one at a time!!!

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 06:59:32 AM »
Yes, and there are people who drive though there just to get to the other side. There are a number of areas around the state with roads passing through. I wonder if they will write people just for passing through who don't even plan to stop? It wouldn't seem very appropriate if someone was on a road passing through.

If you are on a road that is in an area that requires the pass you need to have the pass, it does not matter if you are simply passing thru to get to some non DNR land. This is why it is essential to know what areas need the pass and what areas dont.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 07:08:51 AM »
All of this confusion could be ended by voting out the *censored*es in Olympia and placing some fiscally conservative representation there.
 
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 08:10:37 AM »
All of this confusion could be ended by voting out the *censored*es in Olympia and placing some fiscally conservative representation there.
 
Has anyone here spied on the treehugger sites to see how much they enjoy this new confusing screwed up fee and plan?


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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 08:29:14 AM »
So looking at the maps you provided, it seems that anyone hunting the Clockum area during deer or elk season, will need the pass as well. Am I wrong?  :dunno: That should be a huge money generator during elk season if that is correct.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 08:46:27 AM »
thats great.. they make it madatory july 1st then they give maps after the fact stating where we need the pass...  :bs:
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 08:59:48 AM »
thats great.. they make it madatory july 1st then they give maps after the fact stating where we need the pass...  :bs:


The maps were available before July 1st.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2011, 09:01:01 AM »
So looking at the maps you provided, it seems that anyone hunting the Clockum area during deer or elk season, will need the pass as well. Am I wrong?  :dunno: That should be a huge money generator during elk season if that is correct.


 YEP!

 When I started hunting the Colockum almost all that land on top belonged to the Washington Dept. of Fish and Game, as it had been donated by the Coffin family

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg405.htm

Then our state saw the $$$$ of logging as much as possible and DFW/DNR has been swapping trees for shrub steppe ever since. Now we must have this pass in most of the areas we hunt up there
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2011, 09:04:19 AM »
I went blackberry picking yesterday on a block of state land near here, which shows up on the DNR map as a "recreation area". But, no signs posted, so no pass needed. I don't have a Discover Pass and won't be purchasing one. It will be interesting to see which areas actually get posted with signs.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2011, 11:14:58 AM »
I was told by DNR that you could drive through with out a pass, just could not park or camp......find an adjacent private timber holding to park on and walk in......its a vehicle pass, not a body pass. 

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2011, 11:29:03 AM »
I was told by DNR that you could drive through with out a pass, just could not park or camp......find an adjacent private timber holding to park on and walk in......its a vehicle pass, not a body pass. 

Q. If I am driving through state recreation lands, will I need to buy a pass?

A. Yes. Unless you are exempt from pass requirements, the pass is required anytime your vehicle is on state recreation lands managed by WDFW, DNR or State Parks. The pass is not required on roads managed by other jurisdictions, such as state highways or county roads that may pass through recreation lands.
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2011, 11:40:54 AM »
I need to ask about this
If I am hunting stateland , does it have to have a sign up requiring the pass ?
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2011, 02:31:53 PM »


Q. If I am driving through state recreation lands, will I need to buy a pass?


 I was told not so by DNR, better check again.....and better get serious about making my protest counted in Olympia.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2011, 09:18:04 PM »


Q. If I am driving through state recreation lands, will I need to buy a pass?


 I was told not so by DNR, better check again.....and better get serious about making my protest counted in Olympia.

You do need the pass even if you are driving through. Remember, not all government call takers are 100% correct. When it comes down to you and the judge, the judge can point to a government website saying you need the pass. All you have is somebody who you probably don't remember their name saying you don't need it

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2011, 08:35:25 PM »
I was in the Tucannon drainage this last weekend.  There were discover pass signs all over down lower on the river.  In small print, it said something about vehicle usage permit, or something like that (I can't remember exactly what it said).  I assumed that meant the vehicle use tag I got with my hunting license, so I hung it up on the rearview.  No one ticketed me, and I saw several other trucks displaying their WDFW vehicle use permits and didn't see any tickets shoved up under any windshield wipers or anything... :dunno:
I am new to this whole controversy.  Does my WDFW rearview hanger work as a discover pass?
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2011, 08:41:27 PM »
It is valid on WDFW lands, but not DNR or State Parks.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2011, 08:47:37 PM »
The state land in the Tucannon is WDFW so you can use your WDFW pass there.

Also, the WDFW pass and Discover Pass look VERY similar. Both have the yellow rearview hanger.

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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2011, 09:16:04 PM »
So with the patchwork of lands in the Colockum area do I need a discover pass or is my wdfw pass good enough?  Signs say discover pass required, but I thought that area was managed by wdfw.  WTH? This stuff makes my blood boil!
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2011, 09:29:53 PM »
So with the patchwork of lands in the Colockum area do I need a discover pass or is my wdfw pass good enough?  Signs say discover pass required, but I thought that area was managed by wdfw.  WTH? This stuff makes my blood boil!

Your going to love my answer..or not.

WDFW and DNR have been doing a lot of land swaps in the Colockum area to better manage the area. Once that occured a lot of DNR was created into one large block, thus the creation of the Naneum State Forest. The way the area is laid out the western part of the area is owned by the USFS, the center is owned by DNR and is the Naneum State Forest, and the eastern area and northern area is a mixture of WDFW, DNR and BLM however this area is managed by WDFW as the Colockum Wildlife Area.

A Discover Pass is the only valid pass in the Naneum State Forest. A Discover Pass OR the WDFW Vehicle Use Permit is valid on the Colockum Wildlife Area.

Here is a map showing the USFS land, the DNR land that is the Naneum State Forest, and the Colockum Wildlife area which is a mixture of blue, orange, and tan and is surrounded by a blue line: http://wdfw.wa.gov/webmaps/gohunt/wildlife_area_pdf/wla_colockum.pdf

If the land you are going to hunt is within that large portion of DNR land that is not encompassed by that blue line then you DO need the Discover Pass. But if you are hunting within the Colockum Wildlife Area (which is surrounded by the blue line) then you can use either passes.
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2011, 09:42:34 PM »
Jeez, you guys aren't kidding.  This is a goat-screw...
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Re: DNR Lands Requiring A Discover Pass
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2011, 10:09:29 PM »
This is a goat-screw...
Do you have the appropriate pass for that?
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