The pass IS being sold a bit early this year. Visitors who purchase the pass now will have it valid through the end of January 2019 (they’re getting a bonus week).
Pass is sold in all the usual places (South Beach entrance station kiosk, online, campgrounds). It is NOT being sold at the Lodge.
The $195 Explorer pass is the only Annual Day Use pass valid at any of the San Diego area State Parks and the only one we sell here. There are assorted discounted Annual Day Use Passes valid in other underutilized areas of the state. There are also other types of discount passes beyond the Annual Day Use Pass valid at Torrey (Golden Bear, Disabled Discount, Veteran). More info http://www.parks.ca.gov/passes.
Torrey Pines Association has changed their membership levels, they no longer provide an Annual Day Use Pass at the $250 level membership, or any other for that matter.