The permit – called a Kansas State Parks Passport – will only cost $15.50.
The regular price of the annual vehicle permit is $25, so you’ll save $9.50 if you buy the permit as part of your Kansas vehicle registration process. The pass will expire when your vehicle registration expires a year later.
The annual pass covers the fee you normally pay when you bring your vehicle into one of the Kansas State Parks. Typically, this fee is $5 per vehicle, per day (or $6 per vehicle, per day if you pay online).
The Kansas State Parks Passport will cover the vehicle fees at any of Kansas’ 26 state parks. Note that the vehicle pass does not cover any other fees, like camping or trail permits. But if you’re a fan of camping, fishing, and hiking, the annual pass will pay for itself on your fourth day at any Kansas State Park.
Residents who are 65 years and up or people with disabilities who already display a special license or placard from the state of Kansas may be eligible for an even lower fee for state park access, but that is separate from the State Park Passport you can sign up for when you renew your tags.
For more information about the Kansas State Parks Passport program, read the news release at KansasOutdoors.com