Parking and Entry

Parking and Entry

As you make your way onto Jekyll Island, you will find a variety of experiences to enjoy including, beach access, our historic landmark district, the Clam Creek fishing pier, miles of bicycle trails, and more.

As a state park, all vehicles entering Jekyll Island are required to pay a parking fee. The entry fee to Jekyll Island is used to improve and maintain the island, including roads, grounds, picnic areas, and landscaping. The fee also supports the island’s conservation programs and contributes to public safety. 

Purchase Parking

Start here to purchase single day, multi-day, or annual parking.

Daily Parking

Single & Multi-Day
$ 10
per day
  • Valid until midnight
  • Purchase online or at gate
  • Increased rates during special events

Annual Parking

One-Year Gate Entry
$ 100
per year
  • Valid for one year
  • Purchase online
  • No increased rates during special events

Manage Parking Account

Access your account to manage your Jekyll Island parking.

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The Jekyll Island Authority Board approved an increase to the island parking fee from $8 to $10 daily and from $75 to $100 annually, as well as an additional $5 for daily parking on designated special event days. The new rates are effective July 1, 2023.

Also, the Jekyll Island daily parking rate will be increased on select dates to manage an increase in visitation to the island. The $5 increase only applies to daily parking rate and does not apply to annual passes. 

  • Independence Day Fireworks
    • Starting: July 4, 2023 at 12 a.m.
    • Ending: July 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Shrimp & Grits Festival
    • Starting: November 3, 2023 at 12 a.m.
    • Ending: November 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Holly Jolly Jekyll
    • Fridays & Saturdays during the season from 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Additional event dates are to be announced.

Yes. If you’re visiting Jekyll Island for more than one consecutive day, you’ll be prompted at the gate or online to select the number of days you are visiting and to pay the parking fee.

Because Jekyll Island is a State Park but does not receive operational dollars from the State of Georgia like other State Parks, the parking fee is budgeted to fund many public services on the island including roads and grounds maintenance, picnic areas and public restroom facilities, landscaping island-wide, conservation, historic preservation, public safety, and the Guest Information Center for visitor support, among others park services. All of these services help retain the island’s character and provide an enjoyable experience and value for the island’s visitors and residents.

Payment of the parking fee is required for each day your vehicle is on Jekyll Island.

Alternatively, purchase an annual pass online for access all year long. 

No, the annual parking pass is vehicle specific and must be registered to a specific make, model and license plate.

You can transfer your permit to a temporary vehicle up to 6 times in a year. Must be done PRIOR to arriving at Jekyll Island.

Log into your account, find the permit you wish to update and add new vehicle information (make/model) & license plate. This must be done PRIOR to arriving at Jekyll Island.

If any object is blocking your license plate, there is a fair chance the system will not read/recognize your license plate. Press the HELP/INTERCOM button in the lane for assistance. Staff is available 24/7. Staff will ask for the name of the account and will find/verify your active permit and grant access.

No. The parking fee is charged per vehicle per day. Bicycles and pedestrians can enter through the entry gate at no charge.

Approximately thirty days in advance of your parking expiration date, you will receive a letter and renewal form from the Foundation. Your parking will continue to be managed by the Jekyll Island Foundation. Should you have questions, you can contact the Foundation.

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Call a Guest Information Specialist at 912.635.3636

Visit the Guest Information Center
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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