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Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Love the outdoors? Buy a ParksPass to save money on parking at most Massachusetts state parks.
After you apply, your pass will be mailed within a week.

Department of Conservation and Recreation


Main Office (617) 626-1250

Open M-F 9am-5pm

The Details

What you need

To apply, you'll need:

  • Driver's license

  • License plate number

  • Proof of residency

If you're a member of a car-sharing program, such as Zipcar, you can still buy a ParksPass. Have your membership card ready while ordering your pass in person or over the phone.


Name Fee Unit
MA residents $60 each
Non-MA residents $120 each
Second car sticker $25 each

How to get

Buy a ParksPass online through Reserve America. There is a $2.75 service fee, and you'll get your pass in the mail.

Passes will be mailed within 7 days.

Call Reserve America at (877) 422-6762 to buy a DCR ParksPass.

Passes will be mailed within 7 days.

You can buy a ParksPass at most parks and beaches that charge for parking.

  • Visit a contact station where parking fees are collected.
  • Bring a driver's license or proof of residency.

You can pay by cash or check at most facilities. 

More info

Some libraries and recreation centers allow you to borrow a ParksPass free of charge. Contact a participating facility to learn more.

The ParksPass is not valid at Quabbin Reservoir.


Main Office
251 Causeway Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Main Office (617) 626-1250

Open M-F 9am-5pm


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