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Get an annual parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Love the outdoors? Buy an annual parking pass to save money on parking at most Massachusetts state parks.
The pass will be mailed within 7 business days after purchase date.

Department of Conservation and Recreation

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What you need for Get an annual parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

To apply, you'll need:

  • Driver's license

  • License plate number - type of pass is determined by license plate.

Please note:  Resident status is determined by the car’s plates. If you are in a car with out-of-state plates, an in-state parking pass will be invalid even with an in-state driver’s license.

Seniors can buy a lifetime pass for $10 - Massachusetts residents onlyGet a Senior ParksPass

Some libraries and recreation centers allow you to borrow a ParksPass free of charge. Check your local library or recreation center for more information.

Fees for Get an annual parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

In an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, non-resident park passes are currently unavailable
 

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

The purchase of an annual parking pass will allow your vehicle to park at  most DCR parks  across the Commonwealth without paying daily fees. DCR ParksPasses are valid for one calendar year – January to December.

These vehicles do not need a DCR ParksPass. Daily parking fees are waived for vehicles with a:

  • Handicapped license plate or placard
  • Purple Heart Recipient license plate or placard
  • Disabled veteran license plate or placard
Name Fee Unit
MA residents $60 each
Second car sticker $25 each

How to get Get an annual parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

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

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

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Using your DCR ParksPass

Place your DCR ParksPass in its placard and hang it from your car's rear-view mirror.

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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 for camping or at the following locations – Quabbin Reservoir Boat Launch Areas, Squantum Point, North Point or Draw Seven Commuter lots.

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