The State Parks Vax Pass, which will be of the same value as the Annual State Parks Pass, will allow free access to all of New Jersey’s 51 State parks and forest facilities that charge daily walk-in or parking fees through December 31, 2021.
The Department of Environmental Protection will also provide refunds to New Jersey residents who already purchased Annual State Park Passes this year and have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Know Before You Go:
NJ State Park Vax Pass
The Free 2021 NJ State Parks Vax Pass offers the same benefits as the NJ Annual State Park Pass. One pass provides access for all visitors within a single vehicle. Neither the Vax Pass nor the NJ Annual State Park Pass guarantee entrance to a state park if filled to capacity.
After completing your order, please print your confirmation page and/or confirmation email. Upon arrival you must present your email confirmation or confirmation page, ID (driver's license or other government issued identification) and vaccination card. Decals will NOT be provided for these promotional passes.
Annual Park Pass
Annual New Jersey State Park Passes provide free entrance for one calendar year to NJ state parks and forests that charge daily entrance fees. A secondary household pass may be purchased at a reduced price using the Add 2nd Household Pass option on the initial pass.
New Jersey residents age 62 or older or who are disabled may be eligible for a Free Senior Citizen Pass or Disability Pass. For further information, please contact 1-800-843-6420.
Mobile Sport Fishing Permit
Mobile Sportfishing permits are issued for vehicular access to the beach for the purpose of sportfishing at the Park the permit is issued for. Permits are good for the entire calendar year purchased. Please review the Terms and Condition page for information specific for the area of your permit purchase.
NJ Resident Annual Pass: $50 Standard Vehicle/$100 Oversized*
NJ Non-Resident Annual Pass: $75 Standard Vehicle/$150 Oversized*
2nd Household NJ Resident Annual Park Pass: $25 Standard Vehicle/$50 Oversized*
2nd Household NJ Non-Resident Annual Park Pass: $35 Standard Vehicle/$75 Oversized*
Corson's Inlet Sport Fishing Permit $50 Resident/$75 Non-Resident
Island Beach Sport Fishing Permit $195 Resident/$225 Non-Resident
North Brigantine Sport Fishing Permit $50 Resident/$75 Non-Resident
*Oversized = vehicles that do not fit into a 10'x20' parking space
Annual Park passes have an additional $3 Transaction Fee per pass and Mobile Sport Fishing Permits have a $5 Transaction Fee per permit purchased.
Pass/Permit and Transaction Fees are non-refundable.
By Mail: Once your order is processed the Division of Parks and Forestry will mail your physical pass/permit decals to the Shipping Address entered.
In Person: (Only available for some pass/permit types at this time.) If you opt to pick up your order in person, you will need to bring your confirmation email/number with you to the park to pick up your pass/permit. Please note that passes/permits can only be picked up at the location named on the Permit or the corresponding park office.
Corson's Inlet Permits can only be picked up at Belleplain State Forest.
North Brigantine permits can only be picked up at Bass River State Forest.
Each Pass/Permit has specific rules for where your decal needs to be placed in order to be valid. Please see the NJ YourPassNow FAQ and Terms and Conditions Page for more information.
For more information on Park Pass pricing and rules, please see the Division of Parks & Forestry Website NJDEP | NJ Vax and Visit with the State Parks Vax Pass