Plan your adventures to Florida's 175 award-winning state parks, trails and historic sites.
A Message From Our Director
I like this time of year because it’s a time we enjoy together with friends and family. Whether you’re biking, hiking or paddling, parks are a great place to share with others.
This page will provide you the most up-to-date information regarding park closures. Check back frequently to see what parks are impacted.
Assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery
Volunteer at a park
Regular park volunteers in communities around parks were impacted. We appreciate that many people want to help! As the parks become safe for volunteers, we will need your help.
Florida State Parks Foundation
Many Florida state parks impacted by Hurricane Michael will take weeks, months, and in some cases, years to recover. Donate to help support rebuilding and recovery.
A Park for EveryoneSee All Parks
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Gold Head is located on rolling sandhills on the North Central Ridge of Florida. A steep head ravine with seepage springs forms Gold Head Branch and bisects the park.
6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights FL 32656
Henderson Beach State Park
Established to preserve Destin’s last genuine stretch of coastal dune scrub, Henderson Beach proves that even the smallest areas of preservation can result in an incredible abundance of natural beauty.
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Destin FL 32541
People Make the Parks
Park Manager Scott Spaulding receives Jim Stevenson Resource Manager of the Year Award.
Doe Schuster generously gives her time at Henderson Beach and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Parks, providing visitors unique experiences.
Things to Know
Every Stamp is a Story
We invite you to visit any one of our amazing state parks, and to save your adventures with the Special Edition Real Florida Passport. This travel-sized journal is the perfect place to collect your memories and discover new places to explore!
Skip the Straw
Plastic straws are one of the many single-use plastics that litter beaches, pollute oceans and harm wildlife. To preserve natural resources and keep Florida’s environment free of pollutants, DEP encourages residents and visitors to Skip the Straw!