Senior Discounts and Passes

The Pass Sales Office is located in the State Natural Resources Building in downtown Sacramento:

1416 9th Street, Room 144
Sacramento, California 95814

Office Hours (please call in advance to confirm):
Monday through Friday - 9:00am to 12:30pm (closed 12:30pm-1:30pm)
                                        1:30pm to   4:00pm 

Visitors must present photo identification at security desk upon entrance to the building. Metered street and hourly garage parking available with light rail and bus service nearby.

For additional information and/or directions to new location please contact the Park Pass Sales Office at (800) 777-0369 ext. 2 or (916) 653-8280. Click here for a location map.

Click here to visit the online California State Parks Store. For inquiries about online pass order(s), please contact (866) 417-2757. Please have your order information ready for reference.

Passes are also available for purchase at State Park District Offices (click here for contact information) and most units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability).

 


SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

For persons 62 years of age or older. Proof of age based on valid state-issued driver license or other suitable photo identification. Permits year-round $1.00 discount for vehicle day use and a $2.00 discount for family camping in most California State Park operated units regardless of income status without the need to purchase any pass.

The discount does not apply to fees under $2.00 or oversize vehicle fees, extra vehicle fees and is not valid at units operated by local government, private agencies or concessionaires. It is not valid for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), special events, group sites, commercial use, or for supplemental fees and cannot be used in conjunction with any other pass and/or discount.


GOLDEN BEAR PASS - $5.00 Calendar Year (January - December)

Under the law, any qualifying person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) [CA State Welfare and Institutions Code Section 12200]; any person receiving aid under the applicable aid codes in the CalWORKS Program; or any person 62 years of age or older with income limitations specified on the application form is eligible to receive the Golden Bear Pass.

The pass must be renewed each calendar year.  Entitles the bearer and spouse or registered domestic partner entry to most California State Park operated units where vehicle day use fees are collected at no charge.  The pass is not valid at units operated by local government, private agencies or concessionaires. It is not valid for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), boat use, camping, group use or sites, special events, commercial use, or for supplemental fees and cannot be used in conjunction with any other pass and/or discount. Admittance and use subject to available space.  For complete Golden Bear Pass Program Terms and Conditions, please see Page 2 of application.

Download the 2014 Golden Bear Pass Application (PDF format)

Download the 2014 Golden Bear Pass Application (Excel format)

Application may be made in person at many units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability) or the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 144, Sacramento.  Click here for a location map

Or, send completed application with required documentation including copy of Photo ID and $5.00 check/money order payable to CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation to:

California State Parks
Attn:  Golden Bear Pass Program
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA  94296-0001

Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing. Once pass is received, you may use passcard for applicable benefits. The pass holder is required to present the Golden Bear Pass and a valid California Driver License or other suitable photo identification and to pay any supplemental fees at the park.
Golden Bear


LIMITED USE GOLDEN BEAR PASS - $20.00 Calendar Year (Jan-Dec) / Non-Peak Season

Persons 62 years of age or older are eligible to receive the Limited Use Golden Bear Pass.  The pass entitles the holder and spouse or registered domestic partner entry to most California State Park operated units during non-peak season where vehicle day use fees are collected at no charge.

The pass must be renewed each calendar year.  It is not valid for use during the peak season from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day at most state parks, and the Friday before Labor Day through Memorial Day at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Picacho State Recreation Area and Salton Sea State Recreation Area.  The pass is not valid at units operated by local government, private agencies or concessionaires. It is not valid for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), boat use, camping, oversize vehicle fees, group use or sites, special events, commercial use, or for supplemental fees and cannot be used in conjunction with any other pass and/or discount.  Admittance and use subject to available space.  For complete Limited Use Golden Bear Pass Terms and Conditions, please see Page 2 of application.

Download the 2014 Limited Use Golden Bear Pass Application (PDF format)

Download the 2014 Limited Use Golden Bear Pass Application (Excel format)

Application may be made in person at many units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability) or the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 144, Sacramento. Click here for a location map.

Or, send completed application including copy of Photo ID and $20.00 check/money order payable to CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation to:

California State Parks
Attn:  Limited Use Golden Bear Pass Program
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA  94296-0001

Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing.  Once pass is received, you may use passcard for applicable benefits. The pass holder is required to present the Limited Use Golden Bear Pass and a valid California Driver License or other suitable photo identification and to pay any supplemental fees at the park.
Limited Use Golden Bear


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please call (800) 777-0369 ext. 3 or (916) 653-8280 for Disabled Discount, Distinguished Veteran, Golden Bear and Limited Use Golden Bear Pass applications.

ANNUAL PASSES

Click here for a description of Annual Passes

SPECIAL PASSES

Click here for a description of and applications for Discount Passes.