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Get the Check Out Washington backpack with Discover Pass at the library

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Riverside State Park (Photo courtesy of Washington State Parks)

Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the latest addition to our Library of Things: The Check Out Washington backpack, which includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover Pass for parking at Washington State Parks.

In partnership with Check Out Washington, we are able to offer this pilot program through March 2020, funded in part by the Washington State Parks Foundation.

You can place a hold on the Check Out Washington backpack in our catalog. We have 11 backpacks available and the checkout period for them is 7 days.

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.

Normally, a Discover Pass is associated to an individual’s vehicle and license plate number. The specially designed Discover Pass for the Check Out Washington program works differently. No license plate numbers are necessary for this pass. This means that library customers can use any vehicle, including rental vehicles, to access state parks and trailheads.

Washington State Parks in Spokane County include:

You can locate all of the Washington State Parks on their website.

Other nearby state parks include Curlew Lake, Crawford and Gardner Cave, Steptoe Butte, and Palouse Falls. Learn more about the Discover Pass and Washington recreation lands at

Share your outdoor adventures on social media using #CheckOutWA.

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