2005 All Season Pass For Maryland State Parks On Sale Now
Buying Maryland State Park 2005 passes early saves time and money
ANNAPOLIS Ė The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Forest and Park Service (SFPS) announced that in order to meet increasing demand for the All Season Park Passes, they began selling the 2005 All Season Pass yesterday, Aug.16, 2004. This is a bonus to early shoppers because the 2005 passes may be used for the remainder of 2004, giving park visitors who take advantage of the opportunity four months of fun in Marylandís state parks at one low price.
ďEven though we donít know what the price of next yearís park pass will be, we decided to start selling them now in order to give our park visitors a little extra bang for their hard earned buck,Ē said State Forest and Park Service superintendent Rick Barton.
Purchasing an All Season Pass entitles free day-use admission for up to nine passengers in a vehicle to all Maryland State Forests and Parks, free boat launching at most facilities, and 10% discount on all state-operated concessions concession items and boat rentals.
Marylandís state parks offer many diverse recreation opportunities. From the mountains of western Maryland to the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern shore, the SFPS offers a wide range of resource-based recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Marylandís state parks attracted more than 10 million visitors last year, contributing to the local economies of every county in the state.
The cost of the All Season Pass is $75.00 for Maryland residents and $100.00 for out-of-state residents. Passes may be purchased conveniently online at www.dnr.maryland.gov and at most parks. Customers having questions may contact the State Forest and Park Service's main office at 410-260-8186 or 1-800-830-3974.