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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
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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.
 
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 #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.


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 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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