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Things to Do

Wooded hiking trail on Cross Florida Greenway, by John Moran.


The Office of Greenways and Trails manages a statewide system of eight multi-use trails for recreation, conservation and alternative transportation. Explore hiking, bicycling and equestrian opportunities.

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There are more than 30 different activities at Florida State Parks. You can camp, bike, hike, fish, picnic, swim and much more. Find out what activities are available and learn more about them.

Natural Bridge reenactors loading a cannon


Throughout the year parks offer fun, affordable, family-friendly events such as kayak tours, concerts, marathons and reenactments. Find an event at a park near you.

Tour group listening to a park ranger


Florida State Parks offer many opportunities to interact with experienced park rangers. Ranger Programs range from sharing the spirit of camp life to hiking adventures to learn about wildlife. Find out how to enhance your park visit with experiences that you will remember for a lifetime.

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Find fun ways to spend time together with family and friends by visiting our state parks. Learn something new, teach your grandchild to fish, build a sand castle with your children. This summer, be sure to get a little park on ya!

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In 2013, Florida will commemorate 500 years of Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history. Florida's state parks offer many locations where key events in Florida's history took place and where visitors can learn more every day.

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Do you have an amazing picture from your recent visit to a state park? Parks is looking for great photos of your family having fun, in addition to beautiful park landscapes and wildlife. Enter your favorite photos in the monthly photo contest.

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Several sports offer the opportunity to explore Florida State Parks using either a compass or hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS). These high-tech treasure hunts provide family-friendly adventure. Try your hand at geocaching, letterboxing, orienteering or Waymarking.

Florida State Parks …the Real Florida Passport Cover


The Florida State Parks Passport is designed as a travel aid to help you discover Florida's state parks. Learn more about the Passport and how to purchase one.

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Find information about free entry, discounts and special offers for entry to Florida State Parks in May. Find information about how you can help plant trees, service projects for scout groups, deals on camping and cabins and special deals for our Twitter followers.