Washington State lawmakers have mandated the parks be self-sufficient by 2013. A year after the Washington State Parks Department introduced the Discover Pass, a million people simply chose to avoid the newly implemented fees. According to the Seattle Times, the state has collected less than half of the $32 million they projected to collect throughout 2011. Will the state parks survive?

Washougal citizen Larry White joins COUV.COM to describe the Discovery Pass’s impact at his favorite State Parks around Clark County.