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New Distinguished Veteran and Disabled Discount Passes

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) has modernized the way it manages the Distinguished Veteran (DVP) and Disabled Discount (DDP) pass programs. On June 1, 2017, State Parks began issuing new credit card design passes for current DVP and DDP pass holders as part of its transition to California’s new reservation system: ReserveCalifornia™. 

Effective March 1, 2018 old cardstock Distinguished Veteran Passes and Disabled Discount Passes are no longer valid and will not be accepted for associated benefits. In order to receive the applicable discount associated with these passes, individuals are required to reapply with a new application as denoted below:  

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For questions or more information, please contact the Park Pass Sales Office at (800) 777-0369 ext. 2 or (916) 653-8280 or via email at passinfo@parks.ca.gov.


Disabled Discount Pass - $3.50 fee:

Application may be made in person at designated locations (please contact in advance to ensure availability) or at the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 116, Sacramento, California. Click here for a location map 

For complete list of designated locations where Disabled Discount Passes are issued, click here: Alphabetical | Geographical.

Or, send completed application (see below) with required documentation including copy of Photo ID (interim/temporary not accepted) issued by the state or federal government or current school 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 mailed applications. Once pass is received, pass holder 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. 

Download the Disabled Discount Pass Application (PDF format)

Download the Disabled Discount Pass Application (Excel format)

Distinguished Veteran Pass – no fee:

Application may be made in person at the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 116, Sacramento, California. Click here for a location map

Or, send completed application (see below) with required documentation including copy of valid California Driver License or California Identification Card showing veteran’s current California residence address (interim/temporary not accepted) to:

California State Parks
Attn:  Distinguished Veteran Pass Program
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, Ca 94296-0001

Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing mailed applications. Once pass is received, pass holder 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 California Identification Card, along with any campsite reservation or tour ticket, and to pay any supplemental fees at the park.

Download the Distinguished Veteran Pass Application (PDF format)

Download the Distinguished Veteran Pass Application (Excel format)