Free CT State Park Admission - Charter Oak Pass
Connecticut residents age 65 or older are eligible for free access to Connecticut State Parks and Forests. The Charter Oak Pass is a free life-use pass.
- You must provide proof of age and residency.
- A legible photocopy of a person’s current driver’s license or legal proof of age and residency (do not send originals) should be submitted:
DEEP Charter Oak Pass
State Parks Division
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Charter Oak Passes are also available at some of the parks. Phone 860-424-3200 for information.
Senior Pass for National Parks
About the Pass:
- A Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
- Valid at over 2000 Federal recreation sites, including National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and many National Forest Lands.
How to Obtain a Senior Pass:
- In person at most federal recreation sites ($10)
- Through the mail using paper application or by using an online form at www.usgs.gov
- Online and mail applications cost $20. ($10 for the Senior Pass and $10 for processing)
All Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
- Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
- Lost Passes cannot be replaced and will need to be purchased again.
- Note: Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes are still honored according to the provisions of the pass.