Conservation Access Pass

Delaware’s Conservation Access Pass provides needed funding to help the Division of Fish and Wildlife maintain and improve public access, facilities, and wildlife habitat on State Wildlife Areas.

A Conservation Access Pass is required for any registered motor vehicle that’s used to access State Wildlife Areas for hunting, bird-watching, photography and similar recreational activities.

Hunters can get one free annual vehicle pass with the purchase of a hunting license. That vehicle pass will be valid to access State Wildlife Areas for both hunting and non-hunting activities.

Conservation Access Passes are 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.


Annual Pass

Delaware Registered Vehicle $32.50
Out-of-State Registered Vehicle $65.00
Good July 1 through June 30

3-Day Pass

Delaware Registered Vehicle $10.00
Out-of-State Registered Vehicle $20.00
Good for 3 consecutive days

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.).

Where to Use Your Conservation Access Pass

The Conservation Access Pass is required for entry to the State Wildlife Areas listed below. 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). A Conservation Access Pass is not required to access the C&D Canal Conservation Area including the Michael N. Castle Trail.

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

Blackiston Wildlife Area

Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
Except Collins Beach boating access area

Eagles Nest Wildlife Area

Industrial Forest Land Wildlife Area including Barr and Laurel Complexes

Little Creek Wildlife Area
Except Port Mahon boating access area, DNREC offices on the wildlife area

Marshy Hope Wildlife Area

McGinnis Pond Wildlife Area
Except McGinnis Pond boating access area

Midlands Wildlife Area (East and West Tracts)

Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Except DuPont Nature Center and Cedar Creek boating access area

Nanticoke Wildlife Area
Except Phillips Landing boating access area

Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area including the C&R Center

Old Furnace Wildlife Area
Except Concord Pond boating access area

Prime Hook Wildlife Area

Tappahanna Wildlife 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