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Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Parks & Nature
Other Ideas: Rose Kennedy Greenway; Walden Pond State Park; Purgatory Chasm State Reservation; Arnold Arboretum; Maudslay State Park

massachusetts dcr state parks photoStart discovering all the beauty and adventure of DCR's Parks today. From hiking & camping to kayaking and fishing - you are sure to find something for everyone.

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MA State Park Parking Fees and Info
Massachusetts state parks are free to enter and enjoy, but you may have to pay for parking. Most DCR facilities charge a daily parking fee. Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

MA resident (MA plate)
Ocean beaches - up to $12 per day
Inland beaches - $8 per day
Scenic and historic areas - up to $5 per day

Non-MA resident
Ocean beaches - up to $40 per day
Inland beaches - $30 per day
Scenic and historic areas - up to $20 per day

Massachusetts State Parks
DCR Parks in Greater Boston
DCR Parks in Northeast Massachusetts
DCR Parks in Southeast Massachusetts
DCR Parks in Central Massachusetts
DCR Parks in Western Massachusetts

ParksPass
Order a Massachusetts ParksPass to get unlimited day-use parking access to state park facilities.

The Massachusetts ParksPass is an annual pass available to Massachusetts residents only. It provides visitors unlimited day-use parking access to state park facilities within the DCR that charge a parking fee. The ParksPasses are hangtags issued for one vehicle and are valid for one calendar year January 1 to December 31.

DCR ParksPasses are available for the following fees in 2021:

MA residents $60 per calendar year, per car

The second car pass option 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.

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Parking fees may apply - varies by location. Learn more about the Massachusetts ParksPass.

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www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/

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4-starGreat hiking and photo opportunities
We have gone to a few of the State Parks and they are great for hiking and exploring, especially with young kids. One of our favorites is Borderland State Park in Easton. Not only are the hiking trails good for young children but the State Parks also offer amazing photo opportunities of nature and great spots for pictures of your kids!

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