Annual Pass

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Your Annual Pass Makes You a Very Important Park Person at Delaware State Parks!

What is it?

A park entrance fee is charged daily from March 1 to November 30, but your annual pass sticker allows your vehicle and its occupants to enter most state parks without paying the daily entrance fees (except for the Brandywine Zoo, Fenwick State Line Beach and Fort Delaware State Park).

Where Can You Buy an Annual Pass?

You may purchase a 2012 Annual Pass at most park offices, at the central office in Dover, or online. At Delaware Seashore State Park, annual passes are available for purchase year-round at the Indian River Life-Saving Station, and from May 1 through Labor Day weekend at the Indian River Marina.

Annual passes are not transferable, and vehicle registration is not necessary to purchase a pass.

You may also purchase your annual pass from one of these retailers.

Annual Pass Fees

Delaware Registered Vehicle Out-of-state Registered Vehicle
Annual Pass $27 $54
Military Vehicle Pass issued to Active Duty Military personnel (with identification card) stationed in Delaware.


Seniors* $12 $24
Seniors Lifetime** $50
(Replacement fee is $10 -- restrictions apply)
Assistance Program Pass $10 N/A
(restrictions apply)
$5 $5

*Seniors 62 years of age and over may purchase an annual pass for the listed rates. The senior adult must be present in the vehicle when entering the park.

**Seniors 65 years of age and over and are Delaware residents may purchase a lifetime pass. The senior adult must be present in the vehicle when entering the park.