Most DCR facilities charge parking fees. Fees listed apply to cars without a MassParks Pass . Fee may include surcharge to fund trust to benefit the facility.

Please note, this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts instituted a Non-MA Resident fee increase at several DCR parks that charge parking fees. Similar out-of state resident fees are charged in Rhode Island and Connecticut. This is a pilot program which may be expanded in 2014.  Determination of residency is based on car license plates. 

Southeastern Massachusetts

Northeastern Massachusetts

  • Ashland State Park, Ashland-$5
  • Bradley Palmer State Park , Topsfield- $2(Main Lot and Wading Pool Areas)
  • Cochituate State Park, Natick- $5
  • Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle. $2 (charged year-round)
  • Halibut Point State Park, Rockport $2
  • Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton- $5
  • Maudslay State Park, Newburyport-$5 resident, $6 non-resident (charged year-round)
  • Nahant Beach Reservation , Nahant- $5  
    If you are interested in purchasing a 2015 MassParks Annual Pass at Nahant Beach, they are available at the Nahant Labor Yard.   The Nahant Yard  office is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday-Thursday during winter season and 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM seven days per week during the summer season. Please call 781-595-0063 for more information.  The Nahant Labor Yard is located across the street from Ward bathhouse near the rotary.

    Please note, MassParks Passes are also available at the Nahant Beach parking lot Entrance Booth during the summer recreation season from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Memorial Day to Labor Day seven days per week. Please call 617-634-9116 for more information.

  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury- $9 (includes surcharge)
  • Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord- $8 resident, $10 non-resident

Central Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts


The MassParks Senior Citizen Pass is available to Massachusetts residents 62 years of age or older. The pass allows parking for the vehicle occupied by the pass holder, whether they are driving or a passenger. Senior Citizen Passes are available at all parks that charge a parking fee.  The passes are free of charge and valid for the life of the pass holder.  You can also obtain a MassParks Senior Citizen Pass at parks that charge a parking fee or by writing to: DCR MassParks, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA  02114, Attn: Senior Citizen Pass Coordinator

Please include either a copy of your Driver’s License or proof of MA residency with your request. 

A MassParks Senior Citizen Pass is not valid at campgrounds and is subject to available parking.

Parking fees are waived for vehicles bearing the following types of license plates from any state:  

  • Handicapped license plate or placard
  • Disabled veteran license plate

This waiver does not apply to camping fees and is subject to available parking.  

DCR does not accept fishing or hunting licenses, National Park passes, or other state’s annual passes from other states as a waiver to the parking fee.