Welcome! On this page you wll be able to apply for and receive a free DEP Access Permit that will allow you access to thousands of acres of DEP land as well as 19 reservoirs and controlled lakes. We welcome recreational enthusiasts to explore our lands for activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, nature appreciation, and non-motorized boating.

Users of water supply lands and waters are subject to the “Rules for the Recreational Use of Water Supply Lands and Waters.” You may review the recreational rules here.

For a list and maps of properties we have open for recreational opportunities, please click here.

For non-US/Canadian citizens, minors, or those without an e-mail address, please print and fill out the paper application here.