Give the gift of state parks!

Holiday gift idea photo (2019)

The Washington State Parks park store has a bevy of great gift ideas.

Nov. 13, 2019

With the Halloween candy now squarely on the sales rack, thoughts are turning lightly to … year-end holiday shopping!

This year, why not give the gift of the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home? Washington State Parks has an array of gift ideas to fit your budget and outdoor recreation style. And you can shop in your jammies at your kitchen table. 

Remember: Order at least two weeks ahead to ensure delivery by your favorite winter holiday!

Here are a few ideas to inspire your inner elf!

Snowflake 1Discover Pass

Start with the ultimate outdoors gift — the Discover Pass! Your $30 Discover Pass provides a full year of parking access at more than 120 state parks and hundreds more Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. Buy the pass online (a $5 processing fee per pass will be added to your total, at park’s headquarters in Tumwater (directions), over the phone by calling (866) 320-9933, at more than 80 retail locations (processing fees vary by location) or at automated pay stations located in 28 parks statewide.

Snowflake-2Washington State Parks Guide

Whet your loved one’s appetite for the outdoors with our comprehensive guide! It’s the perfect size for the glove compartment and provides an overview of Washington’s beautiful state parks and much more. Imagine how much fun it will be to plan your next dream outdoor adventure. Buy it for $6 at a park near you or online for $13.80 (includes tax/shipping and handling).

Snowflake 3Parks Icon Prints

Does your gift “givee” have a favorite park or parks? Here’s a pretty picture — browse our collection of more than 100 state parks icon posters and then order one to frame. They come in three sizes and are printed on high quality, acid-free paper to retain their beauty year after year.

Snowflake 4State Parks Winter Recreation Program Scarf

Get the warm fuzzies flowing with a gift of this awesome scarf! It’s $20 and features the State Parks and Winter Recreation program logos on a bright, snazzy background. Visit our park store to for details.

Snowflake 52020 State Parks Wall Calendar

State parks all year long? Yes, please! The Washington State Parks 2020 Calendar is a great reminder to plan your outdoor adventures year round. Pencil in your ideas on this generously sized calendar chock full of stunning parks photos. BONUS: You’ll never forget a state parks free day — they are all listed on the calendar! Calendars sell for $20.99 plus tax and discounts are given for multiple orders. Visit our store to learn more.

Snowflake 1Gift Certificates

Not sure what they will like or need when staying at a park? State Park Dollars come in $5, $10 and $20 increments and spend just like cash at any park. Click the link to find our how to buy these colorful gift certificates over the phone now to receive them in time for the holidays!

But wait! There’s more

Shopping online is not only convenient, it means you will have more time do the things you love best, like getting out into nature. Fill your gift-giving list at state parks, and use your holiday time to get outside with friends and family!