2022 Del. State Park passes, fishing permits delayed
DELAWARE – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced on Wednesday that the sale of 2022 Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits will be delayed due to national supply chain disruptions.
As a result of this delay, 2021 surf fishing permits will be honored on surf fishing beaches through January 31, 2022. Daily entrance to Delaware State Parks is free through February 28, 2022.
Officials say although it is unknown when the passes and permits will be available, it is expected that they will be received in early 2022. Once passes come in, sales will immediately begin online, in state park offices, and via retail sales agents.
Off-peak surf fishing permits will also be made available for sale at that time. These permits allow anglers to drive-on surf fish during times when Delaware State Park beaches are not at capacity. Gift certificates are not available for these items.
Annual passes and surf fishing permits are typically available for sale between Black Friday and Christmas, however, the manufacture is awaiting the arrival of back-ordered materials needed to create the passes and permits.