Passes and Licenses
As you scroll through the activities and locations highlighted on the Delaware Outdoor Trail, please note that some destinations require entry fees or daily passes. The various activities that can be completed on the trail may also require licenses such as fishing or boating.
To assist in planning ahead before hitting the Delaware Outdoor Trail, below are general resources for need to know information. Each location’s online listing will also contain information about fees, licenses, seasonal hours, suggestions for special equipment and much more.
Delaware State Parks
From March 1 – November 30, the Delaware State Parks charge an entrance fee, which varies in price depending on if the vehicle is from Delaware or out-of-state.
Daily entry fees range for each park from $3 - $8 per day. If you’re planning on visiting multiple parks in one visit, there are additional options!
Daily pass booklets allow visitors to receive multiple passes for park entries. Cost varies from $15 - $20. There is no expiration for the pass booklet. So, you can visit two parks in one day or two parks in one month.
Annual passes are also available so that you can enjoy Delaware’s beautiful parks year-round. The price varies from $12 - $54.
Please note that the passes are valid for parks that charge a vehicle entry fee. The Brandywine Zoo, Fort Delaware and Fenwick State Line Beach will have alternate entrance fees. To purchase a pass, go to http://www.destateparks.com/fees.
National Wildlife Refuges
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge has several entrance fee options. The price ranges from $2 – 10 and depends on the visitor’s use of a vehicle entry, bicycling or hiking. Bombay Hook also offers an annual pass for $12/year. Passes must be purchased with cash or check. There is no fee for children under the age of 16. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge does not have an entrance fee.