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Example of a California Distinguished Veteran parks pass.
California Distinguished Veteran Pass

Resource Spotlight: California's Distinguished Veteran Pass

Author: SLO County Veterans Services Office
Date: 2/6/2018 3:28:10 PM

Eligible veterans can use all basic facilities (including day use, camping and boating) in California State Parks at no charge.


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 Medal of Honor are eligible to receive the Distinguished Veteran Pass (formerly Disabled War Veteran/Prisoner of War Pass).

For complete information, including downloadable application forms, click here.