Delaware State Parks officials are reminding visitors that the seasonal suspension of entrance fees concludes at the end of the month and admission will again be charged beginning Monday, March 1.
State park entrance fees for vehicles registered in Delaware are $4 at inland parks and $5 at ocean parks. Fees for out-of-state vehicles are $8 at inland parks and $10 at ocean parks. Entrance fees will remain in effect through November 30.
Daily entrance fees may be paid via credit-card at most park locations. Where fee attendants are not on duty, self-registration envelopes and secured drop boxes are provided.
Annual passes are a convenient way to access the parks for the entire season. A Delaware resident annual pass costs $35, and Delaware residents 62 and older will receive a discounted rate of $18. A $65 lifetime pass is available for Delawareans 65 and older. Reduced rates are also offered to Delawareans who receive public assistance, or who are active duty military or veterans. Active duty military personnel with an out-of-state license plate can purchase an annual pass at the in-state rate.
Visitors are responsible for generating 65% of the revenue for operating and maintaining Delaware’s 17 state parks.