Park passes are not valid until you have received the physical pass, and you will not receive a pass number immediately after purchase. Visitors must have the physical pass with them in order to use it. If you plan to visit Sandy Point State Park with your pass, after you receive your pass, call the Sandy Point office at 410-974-2149 to get a magnetic swipe card to open the automatic gate.
To be eligible for a golden age pass, you must be 62 years of age or older. You can purchase the golden age pass online or at several of the state parks. If you plan to purchase the pass in person, please call the park office ahead of time to verify that they sell them, or call the park service headquarters at 410-260-8186 for help finding a convenient location to purchase your pass.
Applicants who purchase this pass online will be required to upload a valid document for age verification (U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, Driver's License or State Issued ID). If you are unable to upload proof of age, please complete the online order without an attachment and then mail a copy of your valid document, along with your online golden age pass purchase confirmation, to:
Maryland Park Service
580 Taylor Avenue, E-3
Annapolis, MD 21401
Attn: Golden Age Pass Application
GOLDEN AGE PASS
The golden age pass entitles pass holders to free day-use entry to all state parks that charge service fees (for cardholders only, unless a per-vehicle fee is in effect, then free entry applies to everyone in the vehicle with the cardholder). This pass is also valid for half-price camping (includes campsites and mini-cabins, excludes full-service cabins and houses) for one site, Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays. The pass holder must present the original pass at check-in and must be part of the camping party on that site during the entire stay. Boat launching fees at Maryland State Parks are also waived for seniors who possess a Golden Age Pass. The Golden Age Pass can be purchased online. This is a non-transferrable, lifetime pass with a $10 processing service fee. If the pass is lost, stolen or needs to be replaced for any reason, the card holder must apply for and purchase a new pass.
NOTE: Some areas utilize coin-operated gates during the off season that cannot be opened with this card.
The Golden Age Pass pass is not valid until you have received the
physical pass. Visitors must have the physical pass with them in order
to use it.
If you plan to visit Sandy Point State Park with your pass,
after you receive your pass, call the Sandy Point office at 410-974-2149
to get a magnetic swipe card to open the automatic gate. If you plan to
visit Point Lookout State Park and/or St. Mary's River State Park, call
the park's office at 301-872-5688 to receive a swipe card to open their