Day use parking fees
Most DCR facilities charge a daily parking fee. Some add a surcharge to benefit a trust for future projects.
Daily parking fees are waived for vehicles with a:
- DCR ParksPass
- Senior DCR ParksPass
- Handicapped license plate or placard
- Purple Heart Recipient license plate or placard
- Disabled veteran license plate or placard
|Ocean beaches||Up to $12 per day|
|Inland beaches||$8 per day|
|Scenic & historic areas||Up to $5 per day|
|Ocean Beaches||Up to $20 per day|
|Inland beaches||$15 per day|
|Scenic & historic areas||Up to $10 per day|
Additional Resources for Day use parking fees
Annual DCR ParksPass
The annual DCR ParksPass allows you to save on daily parking fees at most state parks. The pass is good for one vehicle for 1 calendar year, January through December. The fee is $60 for MA residents and $120 for non-residents.
Additional Resources for Annual DCR ParksPass
Senior DCR ParksPass
The Senior ParksPass waives daily parking fees at most state parks. Residents 62 years and older pay a one-time fee of $10 for the lifetime pass.
Additional Resources for Senior DCR ParksPass
Bus parking fees
Parking is available at some state parks and beaches for groups traveling by bus with 16 or more passengers.
Before you go, check parking availability and make reservations.
The bus parking fee at most DCR facilities range from $35 to $50 per day. Most of the state parks and beaches in the Boston Region do not have bus parking fees.
Youth Group Bus Passes are available for groups of children under 18 years old. These passes are available for single or 10-day visits.
Additional Resources for Bus parking fees
Borrow a DCR ParksPass
Some libraries and recreation centers allow you to borrow a ParksPass free of charge. Contact a participating facility to learn more.