Delaware’s new Conservation Access Pass will provide needed funding to help the Division of Fish & Wildlife maintain and improve public access, facilities, and wildlife habitat on State Wildlife Areas.
Starting July 1, a Conservation Access Pass will be required for any registered motor vehicle that’s used to access Division of Fish & Wildlife State Wildlife Areas for hunting, birdwatching, photography and similar recreational activities.
Hunters can get one free annual vehicle pass with the purchase of a hunting license (starting July 1). That vehicle pass will be valid to access State Wildlife Areas for both hunting and non-hunting activities.
Conservation Access Passes will be available as annual passes (July 1 through June 30) or as 3-day passes (good for three consecutive days). Passes may be transferred to a vehicle of the same ownership for $10.
Questions? Read our list of frequently asked questions and answers or contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife Recreational Licensing Office at 302.739.9918 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
|Delaware Registered Vehicle||$32.50|
|Out-of-State Registered Vehicle||$65.00|
|Good July 1 through June 30|
|Delaware Registered Vehicle||$10.00|
|Out-of-State Registered Vehicle||$20.00|
|Good for 3 consecutive days|
The Conservation Access Pass will be required for entry to the following State Wildlife Areas. Tidal and non-tidal fishing and boating access areas listed in the Delaware Fishing Guide do not require a Conservation Access Pass, except for certain non-fishing, non-boating uses at Assawoman Wildlife Area (listed below).
Assawoman Wildlife Area, including the Okie Preserve
Except to launch a boat, fish or crab at Sassafras and Mulberry Landing boating access areas, Strawberry Landing dock and pavilion, and Memorial Pond
Augustine Wildlife Area
Except Augustine Beach boating access area
C&D Canal Conservation Area
Except Michael N. Castle Trail and associated parking lots and access roads, and fishing along the shoreline of the C&D canal
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
Except Collins Beach boating access area
Little Creek Wildlife Area
Except Port Mahon boating access area, DNREC offices on the wildlife area
McGinnis Pond Wildlife Area
Except McGinnis Pond boating access area
Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Except DuPont Nature Center and Cedar Creek boating access area
Nanticoke Wildlife Area
Except Phillips Landing boating access area
Old Furnace Wildlife Area
Except Concord Pond boating access area
Ted Harvey Conservation Area
Except Scotton Landing boating access area
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
Except Woodland Beach boating access area, fishing pier, Aquatic Resources Education Center and associated fishing ponds