State Parks and Forests – CHARTER OAK PASS (Life Use)
The Charter Oak Pass provides access to the State Parks and Forests and is available free to Connecticut residents 65 years of age or older. The pass is accepted at all day use areas where a parking fee applies. Presenting it allows free access for entering vehicle and passengers. The pass holder does not have to be the vehicle driver. Free admittance is also provided for the Charter Oak pass holder when visiting Gillette Castle, Dinosaur or Fort Trumbull State Parks or fishing at the Quinebaug Valley Hatchery. All other visitors however, will be required to pay the appropriate fee. Please note that each pass is issued to a specific person and can only be used when presented by that individual. The passes are non-transferable. They are not valid for camping or special events having separate admission charges and may not be used for commercial purposes.
A Charter Oak Pass may be obtained in person at the following locations:
(Proof of age and residency required):
Send a LEGIBLE photocopy or current CT driver’s license or other legal proof of age and residency to: DEP Charter Oak Pass, State Parks Division, 79 Elm Street Hartford, CT 06106-5127. (Phone: 860-424-3200).