Plan your adventures to Florida's 175 award-winning state parks, trails and historic sites.
A Message From Our Director
People make Florida’s parks and our parks make people happy. I see this in smiling visitors, passionate volunteers and committed rangers. Being outdoors and learning about nature and history reinforces people’s sense of well-being.
Campers Displaced by Hurricane Florence
The Department of Environmental Protection is opening a number of state parks to provide camping accommodations for Hurricane Florence evacuees. These accommodations are not the standard campsites and do not have utility capability. The fees will be waived for these sites.
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Oscar Scherer State Park
An unexpected oasis surrounded by urban sprawl providing visitors with a refreshing escape into natural Florida. This hidden gem is a refuge not only for visitors, but for the imperiled Florida scrub-jay, bald eagles and other birds who nest along the shores of Lake Osprey.
1843 South Tamiami Tr.
Osprey FL 34229
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
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!
A Florida State Parks Annual Pass allows frequent visitors to enjoy parks for pennies a day! Annual Passes can be purchased a variety of ways and are available for individuals or families.