DEEP is excited to be getting back to our "New Normal," consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont, and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information, for what this means at DEEP, and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal

State Park Season Pass

State Park Season Pass

Under Connecticut's Passport to Parks Program, CT Residents are no longer required to pay a parking fee at CT State Parks and Forest recreation areas, due to DMV collecting a $10 fee ($5 per year) on behalf of DEEP at the time of registration and registration renewals for non-commercial motor vehicles.  Therefore, we no longer sell Season Park passes for CT registered vehicles.

FAQs about the Passport to Parks Program

Non-Resident Season Pass for State Parks

For the frequent park visitor from out of state, Connecticut offers a special season pass at a low fee. The pass allows unlimited non-resident vehicle access with the window sticker to any state park or recreation area that has a parking fee for no extra charge.

Non-resident Season Passes are:

  • Valid for one non-resident vehicle per pass;
  • Valid for the entire calendar year of issue;
  • Non-transferable to any other vehicle.

Non-Resident Season Passes are not valid:

  • For admission to Dinosaur or Fort Trumbull State Park Exhibit Centers or tours of Gillette Castle, camping or special events with charges;
  • If an area is closed to the public for any reason;
  • For camping;
  • For commercial use or on a commercial vehicle;
  • Unless adhered to the windshield (motorcycle operators may hand hold the pass) of an out-of-state registered vehicle.

Season passes cost $112 for Out-of State residents. They can be purchased online at the DEEP Store.

Obtaining a state park season pass by mail or in person