Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)

DCR manages state parks and oversees more than 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. It protects, promotes, and enhances the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.

The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depends on the accessibility and quality of our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes. DCR continues to improve the vital connection between people and the environment.

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State Parks System to Utilize Mobile Parking App Yodel to Streamline Visitor Parking Process 

5/13/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR will commence utilizing the mobile parking app YODEL throughout the state parks system enabling visitors to pay for parking using their smartphone

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DCR Warns of Increased Wildlife Danger Due to Current Dry Conditions Across the Commonwealth 

5/13/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR is encouraging the public to practice fire prevention and safety measures following several wildland fires throughout the state

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251 Causeway Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


Main Office (617) 626-1250

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