Delaware State Parks will start charging entrance fees for the warmer months starting Tuesday, March 1.


The Division of Parks and Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees will be collected beginning March 1. The fee season extends until Nov. 30. Revenue generated from park entrance fees is used to manage the more than 26,000 acres of state park lands. The income is used for trail maintenance, environmental and recreational programs, visitor amenities, guarded beaches, management of campgrounds and cabins, and more.
 
Entrance fees remain unchanged from last year. Daily park entrance fees for vehicles registered in Delaware are $3 at inland parks and $4 at ocean parks. Fees for out-of-state vehicles are $6 at inland parks and $8 at ocean parks. Where fee attendants are not on duty, visitors should deposit the daily fee in the self-registration envelopes provided at park entrances and place them in the designated drop boxes. Annual passes sell for $54 and cover the entire fee season. Discounts are available for Delaware residents and senior citizens.
 
Parks include Alapocas Run, Bellevue, Brandywine Creek, Cape Henlopen, Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve, Delaware Seashore, Fenwick Island, Fort DuPont, Fox Point, Holts Landing, Killens Pond, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, White Clay Creek and Wilmington State Parks.

More information is available by calling 739-9220 or visiting www.destateparks.com. Annual park passes may be purchased online at www.destateparks.com, at all park offices and at DNREC’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins building at 89 Kings Highway in Dover.