Discover Pass

I couldn’t be happier that tonight is our last night at the RV Park we’ve been staying at for the past month.

I’m also really excited that we finally got our Discover Pass, which means, for $35 we can camp at all of these places for free for the next 365 days! Too bad we’re only going to be in Washington for another 2 weeks.


The lame thing we’ve found about the Discover Pass website, is that there isn’t an easy way to find these campgrounds. Well, we’re working on that. If you haven’t yet, sign up for early access to Campendium this fall. xoxo

Dinner Tonight:
Hearty Lentil & Mushroom Ragu + Pasta. We’re waiting on the sauce right now, it smells great!

2014 Cost of Camping:
126 night paid camping (thru 8/15)
101 nights free camping
227 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3239.79
Daily average cost of camping: $14.27

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  • Reply Allison August 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    This looks really good. I believe we’ll be trying this very soon. Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Sputnik August 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hi Leah! Where did you find the map above? We seem to have trouble locating the places that the pass covers here in the Olympic peninsula.

    • Reply Leigh August 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Hey Sputnik,

      That’s our map from Campendium. We’ve been working on the website and scouting awesome campsites for almost 2 years now.

      We haven’t found any free camping on the peninsula, however, there is a lot of really cheap National Park & National Forest camping. $10-$14/night.

      I’ll email you a little more information.

  • Reply Liga August 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Looking at the description of the pass on their website it looks as though the pass provides free ENTRY to the parks for a year, not free CAMPING. This would be similar to the Senior Pass for National parks, or the Texas State Park Pass for Texas parks. Where did you see that purchase of the pass entitles the holder to free camping? Thanks!

  • Reply RV Camping Club Memberships – Are They Worth It? – Wheeling It August 25, 2016 at 7:34 am

    […] Another very-little-known and little-used camping pass is the Washington State “Discover Pass” ($35). This pass doesn’t really save you anything in the State Parks (camping-wise), but it does get you FREE camping at primitive sites in many Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) AND Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spots across the state. Not all rig-sizes can go everywhere and stay limits are typically 21-days (within a 30-day period), but it’s a great deal if you use it. Read more about this from other bloggers HERE. […]

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