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Effective March 1, 2018 old cardstock Distinguished Veteran Passes and Disabled Discount Passes are no longer valid and will not be accepted for associated benefits.

Please see below for sample of new credit card style Distinguished Veteran Pass and Disabled Discount Pass.  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 via email at