Post by bchutchens on Jun 23, 2011 14:53:09 GMT -8
Beginning July 1, 2011, you will need to display the Discover Pass 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. www.wta.org/hiking-info/action/o ... r-pass-faq
• Off-Road Vehicle (ORVs): If your ORV is required to display an ORV tab, you do not need a Discover Pass for that vehicle. Generally, ORVs are non street-legal vehicles. You will need a Discover Pass for the street-legal vehicle that transports your ORV to a state recreation site. The trailer does not require a pass. www.discoverpass.wa.gov/
It might just be me having lived in alot of different parts of the country, but am I thinking wrong in being somewhat disturbed that another tedious fee and pass procedure is being squeezed on people in the state of Washington when there are other ways to do this? I mean I know Washington is a liberal state and puts out huge sums of money on entitlement programs and the like that will suck the purse dry but this just bothers me. I buy a Oregon OHV pass to slap on my rig since it supposedly reciprocates in Washington, now I have to buy another because it is street legal and I might have to drive over a gravel road to get to the OHV area? Someone please set me straight and tell me I'm mistaken on this? Where am I going wrong?
So in 10 years, is my tailgate going to look like an 8 year old's stamp collection with all the different fee passes maintained while I put out more money per year getting my rig offroad than I do fixing breakage? While the political types tell us and convince us that this is the only way to funnel money into the state parks system to keep it alive while there are so many useless state programs out there that could use trimming?
I know what you mean.. does seem like a lot. but. consider this.
your Oregon OHV pass does nothing for the state of WA. it is only legal in WA for Oregon users.. WA users are to have a Washington OHV sticker. Wa users WA OHV sticker is also good in Oregon. ( recipricates also. ).
The reason for the pass is because there is not enough funding for forest activities.. and,, we the users will pay our own way with this pass. This money can not be taken by highway dept or whatever.
One thing I do like about this pass is that it will give enforcement a reason to check each vehicle in the forest. A fair amount of people who do no good in the forest will now be approached by enforcement and maybe we will see a little less litter, dumping,, partying,,, and illegal wheeling. It has the potential to clean things up a bit. So I am willing to pay.
I know there are more and maybe better reasons for this pass.. but these are a couple that make me support the idea.
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Where do you need a Discover Pass to recreate on DNR-managed lands? By Ear to the Ground DNR manages 5.6 acres of state trust lands, aquatic lands, and other state lands. More than 2 million acres of these lands are available for a wide variety of recreation opportunities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, off-road vehicle riding, hunting, fishing, paragliding, geocaching, and more.
To help you discover where you’ll need a Discover Pass on DNR-managed lands, we have posted four PDF maps on our website at www.dnr.wa.gov/recreation. One map shows Discover Pass-required areas for the entire state. The other three are divided into sections: northwest, northeast, and southwest. These sections allow you to zoom in a little closer to more accurately locate the information you need. You’ll need Adobe® Acrobat Reader to view these maps.
We’ve also included a link to a list of DNR-managed recreation lands requiring a Discover Pass. This list provides you with three different lookup options: by the name of a site or facility, by county, and by landscape or location.
As of July 1, the Discover Pass is required to recreate on lands managed by Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and DNR. Cartographers from the three agencies are hard at work developing an interactive map that will include the recreation lands managed by these agencies. We expect to roll out this map in the coming months.
Post by maverick4x4 on Jul 14, 2011 19:10:36 GMT -8
the part that po's me is I only use the state land a few times a year. And I have 3 rigs that I tow with,so now I gotta choose witch one to use? And it used to be if your rig was street legal,U did'nt need a ORV license? Like a dual sport motorcycle? and I built my Jeep street legal,so I would'nt get hasseled.so now the way I understand it,I will have to get a DIS pass for the tow rig,and the Jeep? $60-BS! I wanted to go to the Ahtanum St Forest this year,but not only is it a 200 mile tow(lots of gas) but now an extra $60 bucks for a few days fun. Its strating to hurt the pocket book a little heavy. My 2cents worth!!!
Post by bchutchens on Jul 26, 2011 19:02:39 GMT -8
I just got this from the DNR (7-25-2011) Discover Pass information regarding volunteership
We have been getting a number of requests regarding information on how potential volunteers can get their free Discover Pass working as a volunteer on DNR land. Here is a link to the DNR specific criteria www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_discoverpass_eligible_volunteer_projects.pdf (direct link) that the recreation division in Olympia has came up with to determine what are eligible work parties.
A representative from recreation division will be on hand at the user group meetings to answer any further questions or complaints regarding the pass. For the north part of the region including Capitol Forest, it is held at the DNR Tumwater compound on Thursday the 28. In the south which includes the Yacolt Burn State Forest there will be a meeting at the Woodland Council Chambers above the police station in Woodland on August the 4. At the meetings we will discuss coordination of upcoming work parties that will qualify for obtaining a Discover Pass.
Also attached is an updated work party request form. These need to be turned into prior to any volunteer work being done on DNR land regardless if it is for eligible or non eligible work being done. Work party request forms need to be filled and turned in 2 weeks prior to the work party date and approved by DNR staff. All volunteer work that is not eligible for a Discover Pass, meaning not open to the public or not meeting the other criteria set out by the DNR guidelines regarding qualifying hours, can still be done with appropriate approval. Volunteers will have to have a Discover Pass or have a day voucher which can be obtained by DNR staff as part of a request form.
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