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FREE POCKET RANGER® MOBILE APP FOR SMARTPHONE USERS

Planning a trip to a state park or trail? Smartphone users can download the Florida State Park app for on-the-go information. The Florida Park Service is pleased to partner with ParksByNature Network™ and PocketRanger.com to provide visitors and Florida state park enthusiasts with a FREE smartphone app.

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FEE-FREE DAYS FOR 2014

To celebrate special occasions, entry into Florida's state parks will be FEE-FREE on the following days in 2014.


  • Monday, September 8 - International Literacy Day - Admission is waived for anyone who has a library card, a book checked out from the library or donates a new or gently used, family-friendly book at any state park.*
  • Tuesday, November 11 – Veterans Day – Free for all*

*Excludes the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

Fanning Springs recreational swimming area.

TRAILS FEES

Using your favorite designated state trail or Greenway is always free. You can hike, bicycle, ride your horse or skate at NO FEE, always. Camping is extra.

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HELP OUR STATE PARKS (HOSP)

Do you want to support Florida’s state parks with a financial gift? Donations may be given to the Florida Park Service through the Help Our State Parks (HOSP) program. You may donate to a specific park. Donation boxes can be found in some state parks or you may mail your donation to Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 540, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

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EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS

Teachers and students frequently use state parks as outdoor classrooms. Florida school groups, including vocational schools, colleges, and universities, can visit a state park without paying the day-use entry fee. Just ask your school principal, professor or other appropriate official to write a letter stating that the park visit is related to a specific school curriculum and is for educational purposes. Organized groups composed primarily of children (younger than 18) must have one adult chaperone for every ten children or fraction thereof.

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DISCOUNTS ON ANNUAL ENTRANCE PASSES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Florida's state parks offers special deals on Annual Entrance Passes to those who currently serve or have served in the United States military branches, veterans with service related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the US military who have fallen in combat. Learn more about Annual Entrance Passes

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YOUTH GROUPS, CAMPING AND VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

Organized youth groups, such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, frequently camp in state park youth camping areas. Many state parks offer these types of primitive facilities and amenities vary by location. Use of these facilities is popular. Advance reservations can be made by calling or visiting the park office. On occasion, youths may trade volunteer services at the park instead of paying camping fees. Contact the Park Manager to make arrangements at the time of the reservation. Youths must be chaperoned by adults, up to 10 youths for each adult.

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