Give the gift of state parks!

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

Nov. 5, 2020

The Halloween candy is but a memory, fall leaves are fading, a chill is in the air and thoughts are turning to … year-end holiday shopping!

2020 has been an extraordinary year. But outdoor recreation is more popular than ever! Why not give your loved ones the gift of the great outdoors while shopping from the comfort of your own home? Washington State Parks has an array of great gift ideas to fit your budget and outdoor recreation style on our online Parks Store. Bonus: You can shop in your jammies at your kitchen table. 

Remember: Please 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! A $30 Discover Pass provides a full year of parking access at more than 120 state parks as well as recreation lands managed by Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Buy the pass online (a $5 processing fee per pass will be added to your total) or over the phone by calling (866) 320-9933. You may also purchase passes in person at automated pay stations located in 28 parks statewide, or find other purchasing options on our Discover Pass website.

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. Order one for your wall, too, while you are at it! They come in three sizes and are printed on high quality, acid-free paper to retain their beauty year after year.

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Washington State Parks Guide

Whet your loved one’s appetite for the outdoors with our full-color 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 they will have planning their next dream outdoor adventure. Buy it for $6 at a park near you or online for $13.86 (includes tax/shipping and handling).

Snowflake 4State Parks Winter Recreation Program Scarf

Get the warm fuzzies flowing with a gift of this awesome scarf! It’s $20 (tax included) and features the State Parks and Winter Recreation program logos on a bright, snazzy blue and black background. Pick one up for the snow bunnies in your life. Visit our Parks Store for details.

Snowflake 52021 State Parks Wall Calendar

State parks all year long? Yes, please! Say so long to 2020 — Washington State Parks 2021 Calendar is a great reminder to plan your outdoor adventures year-round. It’s easy to pencil in travel ideas on this generously sized calendar chock full of stunning, full-color parks photos. BONUS: You’ll never forget a state parks free day — they are all listed on the calendar! Calendars sell for $21.50 plus tax. Discounts are given for multiple orders so you can grab a few for holiday parties or stocking stuffers. 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 out how to buy these colorful gift certificates by phone now to give them in time for the holidays!

*Note: Gift certificates cannot be used when making reservations. However, you can used them when you register at a campground or roofed accommodation. Simply provide your gift certificate to park staff, and they will deduct the amount of your gift certificate from your credit card. 

But wait! There’s more

Shopping online not only is convenient, it means you will have more time do the things you love best, like getting out into nature. And we at parks encourage you to stay safe while you shop this holiday season and when you get out to recreate responsibly! Fill your gift-giving list online or at state parks, and use your holiday time to get out for some fun at state parks.

Looking for more ideas? Why not bundle a few of these great items together to delight your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Use your imagination while you shop at our parks store, grab a FREE state parks wallpaper for your monitor and check out some of the discounts and vacation deals for yourself!