Entry Fee Information


A park entrance fee is charged daily from March 1 to November 30. This fee allows your vehicle and its passengers to enter any Delaware State Park on the date of purchase, except for Fort Delaware, Fenwick State Line Beach and the Brandywine Zoo. Once in the park, visitors may enjoy such activities as swimming, birdwatching, hiking, picnicking, or simply relaxing.

Note: Vehicles designed to carry 16 passengers or more will be charged the bus fee.

Daily Entry Fees

Delaware Registered Vehicle Out-of-state Registered Vehicle
Inland Parks $3 per day $6 per day
Ocean Parks $4 per day $8 per day

About Beach Driving

Because driving on the beach can cause serious damage to vegetation and wildlife and contributes to shore erosion, Delaware State Parks limits vehicles on the beach to designated surf fishing areas only for the sole purpose of actively engaging in fishing. To use these areas, you must have a valid surf fishing vehicle permit and be actively engaged in surf fishing at all times while on the beach. To keep our beaches clean and safe for wildlife and park visitors, other recreational beach driving is not allowed.

Purchase an Annual Pass

Annual pass stickers allow your vehicle and its occupants unlimited visits to 14 state parks* without paying an entrance fee. Annual Passes go on sale online and at designated retail outlets on Friday, November 23, and at park offices on Monday, November 26

Order your annual pass online beginning November 23, 2012!

Learn more about what you get with an annual pass...

* Annual passes are not valid for admission to the Brandywine Zoo, Fenwick State Line Beach and Fort Delaware State Park