Sign Up Now and

Discover the Natural, COVID-Smart Wonders of Washington State

Washington State is full of little-known destinations and natural wonders that few have seen. With this all-new passport program, you can get rewarded as you check in at COVID-smart locations in your region and beyond! Each location is easy to socially distance. 

10 check ins

Check in at ten locations in your region, and you can get a limited edition T-shirt with our Explore Washington’s Backyard design front and center!

5 MORE checks ins (15)

A great casual dad hat with the Explore Washington’s Backyard embroidered on the dark Kelly green hat. Choose between this hat or the soft knitted beanie for this tier.

5 MORE checks ins (15)

Soft knitted beanie with embroidered Explore Washington’s Backyard on a forest green cap. Choose between this knitted beanie, or the casual dad hat for this tier.

Grand Prize Giveaway!

Every time you check in during the month of September until October 17th you will be entered in to win the ultimate Salish Sea getaway! 1 Winner will be selected on October 18th, and the more places you check into, the more likely you are to win! No purchase necessary.

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Two Nights Stay at the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Beautifully situated along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, overlooking the Olympic Discovery Trail and Port Angeles Harbor, the Red Lion Hotel is your home base for adventure.  You’ll discover delightful shops and galleries, delicious restaurants and brew pubs all within easy walking distance. And the vast Olympic National Park is right in your backyard. Adventure awaits!

Learn More: Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor

Kayaking Tour for 2 with Adventures Through Kayaking
Explore the rich waters of the Pacific Northwest with a guided half-day kayak tour for 2. Excursions near Olympic National Park are scenic, educational, and a great opportunity for wildlife viewing. You will be outfitted in all the necessary gear and a stable kayak suitable for your paddling experience. Be prepared to be awed!

Learn More: Adventures Through Kayaking

Annual Pass to Olympic National Park
The Olympic National Park is the heart and soul of the Olympic Peninsula.  With nearly one million acres of wilderness, and thousands of years of human history, the Park features several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild Pacific Ocean coastline.  It certainly takes more than one visit to really explore!  This pass is good for entry into the park for one year, so you can enjoy the Olympic National Park over and over.

Learn More: Olympic National Park

Commemorative Book:  From the Air: Olympic Peninsula.
Photographs by David Woodcock; Essays by Tim McNulty.
Gorgeous aerial views offering a birds-eye perspective of the diverse landscape of the Olympic Peninsula, with rich prose by local essayist and nature writer. A keepsake of your visit, to enable you to revisit any time you so desire.


Giveaway Sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau

Join, Explore and Win!