First signs of Spring: Entrance fees begin at DE State Parks

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The first signs of spring: robins returning, days getting longer, and entrance fees in place at Delaware State Parks. Starting today you’ll need to pay to play at any state park in the First State. Daily entrance fees are $4 at inland parks and $5 at ocean parks for vehicles with Delaware tags; the fees double if you have out of state plates. Delaware residents can also get an annual pass for $35, people 62 and older get a discounted rate of $18. DNREC officials say the state park system is largely self-funded thanks to the fees, which will be in place through the end of November.