Park and Vehicle Permit Information

Vehicle Permits


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All vehicles entering a Washington County Park must display a daily or annual vehicle permit, including vehicles belonging to registered campers and picnic shelter users. No Drop-offs allowed. The annual vehicle permit is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Permits are also honored in Anoka and Carver County parks.

Vehicle permits are not required at Point Douglas Park, along the Hardwood Creek Trail, or at the Historic Courthouse. Vehicle permits are also not required in any park on the first non-holiday Tuesday of each month, or on the first Saturday of June, which is "Explore Your Parks Day" in Washington County.

Purchase a Vehicle Permit



Vehicle permits can be purchased at park offices including Big Marine and Lake Elmo Park Reserves, St Croix Bluffs Regional Park, Public Works, Washington County License Centers and Service Centers. Honor boxes are available at each park entrance.

Type of Permit Fee
Daily Permit $5.00
Annual Permit $25.00
Second Annual (for same household - must be purchased at same time as first permit) $15.00

Free Vehicle permits are available for Disabled Veterans, Military Personnel on Leave and Spouse of deployed Personnel

These permits must be obtained from our park offices at Big Marine Park Reserve, Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.


Free Annual Permit

Veteran who has a total and permanent service-connected disability upon the presentation of proper identification and a copy of their determination letter.
Spouse of any currently deployed military personnel upon the presentation of proper identification and a copy of their determination letter.

Free Daily Permit

Military personnel on leave and/or visiting within 90 days of leaving active service upon the presentation of proper identification and/or a copy of their determination letter.

Veteran with any level of service-connected disability upon the presentation of proper identification and/or a copy of their determination letter.

Park Information, Rules and Ordinances

For your enjoyment, and that of others, please observe all park rules and regulations.