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America the Beautiful Access Pass
America the Beautiful Access passes are issued by the Department of the Interior. Passes are available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have been medically determined to be blind or permanently disabled and, as a result, are eligible to receive benefits under federal law. Delaware residents who hold an America the Beautiful Access Pass will be exempted from seasonal or daily entrance fees to Delaware State Parks.
The policy for family camping, effective January 1, 2003 for all campgrounds is as follows: Delaware Residents with an America the Beautiful Access Pass will receive a 20% discount from normal camping rates. Passport holders who are not Delaware residents will receive a 10% discount.
In Delaware, the America the Beautiful Access Pass can be obtained at Bellevue, Killens Pond, and Cape Henlopen State Parks, as well as at Bombay Hook and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges.
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 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 ).