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2016 DCR MassParks Pass

Official Website:2016 DCR MassParks Pass
Dates:Friday, January 1, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Sales & Deals

2016 DCR MassParks PassDCR’s MassParks Pass (MassParks Pass) offers you a significant savings over daily parking charges. The MassParks Pass covers daily parking fees at most MassParks facilities where parking fees are charged.

For only $60 per year, Massachusetts residents can park at DCR facilities across the Commonwealth. Out of state residents pay $85. Daily parking fees are currently $2 at scenic and historic sites; $5 at inland beach areas and $7, $8 or $9 at ocean beaches.

The DCR ParksPass is a hangtag issued for one vehicle with a sticker that is valid for one calendar year – January to December.

DCR ParksPasses are available for the following fees:

Massachusetts Resident: $60 per calendar year
Non-Massachusetts Resident: $85 per calendar year

How to Purchase a ParksPass

At the DCR Park:
DCR ParksPasses are available at all DCR state park facilities that charge daily parking fees. Most field locations only accept cash or check, and cannot accept credit cards.

By Telephone:
Call one of the numbers below with a credit card – MasterCard, Visa, or Discovery Credit Cards are accepted (No debit cards or American Express). Please provide requested information. Please have your vehicle plate number available and specify whether you are purchasing a resident or non-resident ParksPass.

Boston 617-626-4969
Nahant 781-485-2803
Nantasket 781-925-1777

By Mail:
DCR accepts personal checks made payable to the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” in the amount of $35 for Massachusetts residents or $45 for out-of-state residents. Please add $15 to the appropriate DCR ParksPass fee if requesting the second car sticker.

Checks may be sent to:

Massachusetts ParksPass Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of State Parks & Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114

MassParks is pleased to offer Annual MassParks Passes through Reserve America, the agency’s reservation service provider. Please call 1-877-422-6762 or visit their website to order your MassParks Pass. ReserveAmerica accepts a variety of customer payment choices, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks, and money orders (no American Express and debit cards.)
Please have your vehicle plate number(s) available and specify whether you are purchasing a resident or non-resident Annual MassParks Pass and whether you wish to purchase a second car sticker. There is a $2.75 charge for reservation services. Passes will be mailed to your home within seven (7) days.


$60 for MA residents and to $85 for non-MA residents. The charge for adding a second vehicle to an Annual Pass is now $25.


  • Parks Passes are also available to borrow at many local libraries. Please call in advance to see if your branch participates in this program
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We make best efforts to update information, but it changes frequently, so we cannot warrant it. Please call to check 2016 DCR MassParks Pass schedules, fees, and directions before making the trek. We help you, please help us. Report an Error if you find one.

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