No one I know is really in favor of the Discover Pass required to recreate on State land in Washington, but if you are going to purchase one, be sure you get the most bang for your buck by making full use of it. Most people associate the Discover Pass with Washington State Parks. While State Parks receive the lion’s share of the revenue, the Discover Pass also provides you access to nearly a million acres of WDFW (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife) land on which to recreate and camp.
While I have previously blogged about WDFW water access sites and the camping opportunities they provide, I recently had the chance to tour the Wenas Wildlife Area via dual sport motorcycle and I am happy to report the area is prime territory for adventurous RVers. The area offers hiking, waterfalls, great scenery, the opportunity to ride ATVs, awesome view points, lots of wildlife, old homesteads to explore, target practice and many boondocking opportunities! The accompanying pictures were taken in the Wenas Wildlife Area.
In addition to the Wenas Wildlife Area, WDFW manages 31 other wildlife areas across the state. Combine these with the more than 700 water access sites and you have a lifetime of RV adventures awaiting you! So remember, the Discover Pass encompasses much more than just Washington State Parks, it really is a pass to your next adventure in RVing.
To find a wildlife area near you, visit here.
Next week we will look at the access to DNR (Department of Natural Resources) your Discover Pass provides and the potential adventures DNR lands can provide.