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Special 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:
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).

 


DISABLED DISCOUNT PASS - $3.50 (Lifetime Pass)

For persons with permanent disabilities, this pass entitles the bearer to a 50% discount for vehicle day use, family camping, and boat use fees at California State Park operated units.  

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), 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.

Download the Disabled Discount Pass Application and Eligibility Requirements (PDF format)

Download the Disabled Discount Pass Application and Eligibility Requirements(Excel format)

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

Or, send completed application with required documentation including copy of Photo ID and $3.50 check/money order payable to CA Dept of Parks and Recreation to:

California State Parks
Attn: Disabled Discount 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 reservations and applicable benefits. The pass holder is required to present the Disabled Discount Pass and a valid California Driver License or other suitable photo identification, along with any campsite reservation, and to pay any supplemental fees at the park.
Disabled Discount


DISTINGUISHED VETERAN PASS - No Fee (Lifetime Pass)

Honorably discharged war veterans who are residents of California with an overall / combined rating at 50% or greater service-connected disability, or were held as prisoners of war by forces hostile to the United States, or recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor are eligible to receive the Distinguished Veteran Pass (formerly Disabled War Veteran/Prisoner of War Pass).

Entitles the holder to the use of all basic facilities (including day use and camping) in California State Park operated units at no charge. The pass is not valid at units operated by local government, private agencies or concessionaires.  It is not valid for 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 Distinguished Veteran Pass Program Terms and Conditions, please see Page 2 of application.

Download the Distinguished Veteran Pass Application (PDF format)

Download the Distinguished Veteran Pass Application (Excel format)

Application may be made in person at the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 144, Sacramento, California.  Click here for a location map

Or, send completed application with required documentation including copy of Photo ID to:

California State Parks
Attn:  Distinguished Veteran 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 reservations and applicable benefits. The pass holder is required to present the Distinguished Veteran Pass and a valid California Driver License or other suitable photo identification, along with any campsite reservation or tour ticket, and to pay any supplemental fees at the park.
Distinguished Veteran


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.