Purchase 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.
YODEL passes are sent via email within 24 hours and can be accessed digitally by linking to the YODEL app.

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The Details of Purchase an Annual Parking Pass for Massachusetts State Parks

What you need for Purchase an Annual Parking Pass for Massachusetts State Parks

An Annual Parking Pass allow you to park a vehicle at most DCR parks that charge for parking, without paying the daily parking fee!

Your driver's license and vehicle must both be registered in Massachusetts to be eligible for an Annual Parking Pass. Passes are non-refundable and are valid for one calendar year - January 1st to December 31st.

To apply, you'll need:

  • Massachusetts Driver's license
  • Massachusetts License plate number – Non-resident parking passes are no longer available
  • IMPORTANT: The Annual Parking Pass is valid only for the vehicle license plate included in your order.  The ability to transfer your Annual Parking Pass to a second vehicle is no longer available   If you would like a pass for each vehicle in your household, you will need to order a separate pass for each vehicle. You are responsible to make sure the license plate you entered is correct.

Annual Parking Passes can be purchased online through YODEL.

Daily parking fees are waived and an Annual Parking Pass is not needed for vehicles with a:

  • Handicapped license plate or placard
  • Purple Heart Recipient license plate
  • Disabled veteran license plate

Fees for Purchase an Annual Parking Pass for Massachusetts State Parks

The cost of an annual parking pass is $60 and is available to Massachusetts residents only.


The second car pass option is no longer available. If you would like a pass for each car in your family, you will need to place an order for each vehicle. Rental vehicles are not eligible to use the Annual Parking Pass.

Name Fee Unit
MA residents $60 each

How to buy Purchase an Annual Parking Pass for Massachusetts State Parks

Next steps for Purchase an Annual Parking Pass for Massachusetts State Parks

Using your DCR Annual Parking Pass

IMPORTANT: You may purchase an Annual Pass through YODEL. YODEL passes are sent via email within 24 hours and can be accessed digitally by linking to the YODEL app.

Print your Pass and place it on your dashboard when visiting a DCR facility.

Note: Passes linked to the YODEL app do not need to be displayed on your dashboard.

More info for Purchase an Annual Parking Pass for Massachusetts State Parks

The Annual Parking Pass is not valid for parking at Quabbin Reservoir Boat Launch Areas, the North Point lot in Cambridge, or any on-street DCR location that charges an hourly rate.

Seniors can buy a lifetime pass for $10 - Massachusetts residents only.  Get a Senior Parking Pass.

Some libraries and recreation centers allow you to borrow a DCR Annual Parking Pass free of charge. Contact your local facility to learn more.

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