Check Out Washington Discover Pass Program Expands to Serve More Library Customers

Posted on May 11, 2022 at 6:00 am

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We now have dozens of Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpacks available for library customers to borrow!

Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpack, which includes

Contents of the Check Out Washington Discover Pass Backpack: Binoculars, a special library Discover Pass, Washington state field guides, and other materials
Inside you’ll find a Discover Pass, Binoculars & Nature Guides
  • A special library Discover Pass
  • Binoculars
  • Washington state field guides
  • Other interpretive materials

The special library Discover Passes provide day-use access to state lands managed by Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This means that library customers can use any vehicle, including rental vehicles, to access state parks and trailheads for day use.

The checkout period for Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpacks is 28 days.

Borrow a Discover Pass Backpack

More about Discover Pass Locations

Library cardholders can reserve a Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpack for day visits at state lands managed by:

Washington State Parks in Spokane County include:

You can locate all Washington State Parks on their website.

Other nearby state parks include Curlew Lake, Crawford and Gardner Cave, Steptoe Butte, and Palouse Falls.

You can learn more about the Discover Pass and Washington recreation lands at

Sponsors of the Check Out WA Program

Check Out Washington and participating libraries hope that providing these passes will help increase awareness and access to state lands, especially for those who might not otherwise be able to obtain a Discover Pass.

Washington State Parks offers this program in partnership with the Washington State Parks Foundation, Washington State Library, WDFW, and DNR.

In 2022, the Washington State Parks Foundation has a new partner—WSECU—for the Check Out Washington program! WSECU has provided key grant funding and is actively involved in the Check Out Washington program.

This program expansion was made possible by the generous support of WSECU and the Washington State Park Foundation. They identified libraries to receive additional passes in 2022. These libraries sit in proximity to communities that experience the greatest environmental health disparities in Washington.

You can learn more about the Check Out Washington program and the special Discover Passes at their respective websites.

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