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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.
You will receive an email confirmation of your order. Within 7 business days you will receive a second email that will be your Pass

Department of Conservation and Recreation

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

The purchase of an Annual Parking Pass will 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 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 second car pass 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.

Please note:  Passes are available to MA resident only.

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

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

Annual parking passes can be purchased online only through Reserve America.

DCR Annual Parking Passes are valid for one calendar year – January to December.

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

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

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 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 pass.

Name Fee Unit
MA residents $60 each

How to buy Purchase an annual parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Buy a Parking Pass online through Reserve America.

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Using your DCR ParksPass

IMPORTANT: You will receive an email confirmation of your order.  Within 7 business days you will receive a second email that will be your Pass.   Print your Pass and place it on your dashboard when visiting a DCR facility.

More info for Purchase an annual parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

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

The Annual Parking Pass is not valid for camping or at the following locations – Quabbin Reservoir Boat Launch Areas, Squantum Point, North Point, any metered facilities, or Draw Seven Commuter lots.

Zip Cars

Please do not purchase a DCR Annual Parking Pass for Zip Cars.  When reserving a Zip Car, request one that offers a DCR Annual Parking Pass.

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