Metal Detecting

For those seeking to discover a hidden treasure, metal detecting is allowed in certain areas in 11 state parks; however, registration is required. The activity is allowed only on specific sand beaches at these state parks.

Registration is required and allows the user to operate a metal detector on the beaches at the listed parks. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. State parks and historic sites protect our natural and cultural history, and no object of historical or archaeological value or interest may be removed from a state park. If you find such an object while using a metal detector, please immediately notify park staff.

Metal detecting registration is free of charge and may be completed by clicking here.