Plan your adventures to Florida's 175 award-winning state parks, trails and historic sites.
A Message From Our Director
The Florida Park Service held our annual Volunteer Recognition Award Ceremony via Zoom late last month, and I’m happy to report that the event was full of smiles and was an overwhelming success.
Become a Volunteer
In 2019, the National Recreation and Parks Association awarded Florida State Parks its fourth Gold Medal in Excellence. Winning that award was a result of the hard work and cooperation of our park staff, partners and volunteers!
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 15, is the 11th Annual Kids to Parks Day. Kids to Parks Day is celebrated nationwide as a day of outdoor play for people of all ages. Make plans to take your favorite kid to a state park near you. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy Florida’s famous sunshine.
Planning for the Future of Florida Recreation
The Florida Park Service plans for the future of recreation in Florida. We work with local governments, park users, scientists, recreation providers and non-governmental organizations to ensure that Floridians have access to safe, well-managed parks, trails and public lands.
Park Admission - Online Payment
To support social distancing efforts, visitors can purchase their admission single-use day pass online ahead of their visit instead of paying at the park. Be sure to bring your confirmation email/receipt with you to the park (either a printed copy of your receipt or a digital copy) at the time of your visit.
A Park for EveryoneSee All Parks
Anastasia State Park
Abundant wildlife and diverse ecosystems can be enjoyed within the 1,600 acres of beaches, tidal marshes and nature trails that make up beautiful Anastasia State Park. Visitors can explore the maritime hammocks, ancient sand dunes and historic coquina quarry before taking a dip in the Atlantic along pristine, white-sand beaches.
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine FL 32080
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 that nest along the shores of Lake Osprey.
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey FL 34229
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, this peaceful sanctuary offers visitors a slice of coastal wilderness within a vibrant city. Fort Lauderdale’s “Central Park” was gifted to the city by Hugh Taylor Birch, for whom the urban oasis is named.
3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderale FL 33304
People Make the Parks
The history of the Florida Keys might be significantly different without the pioneering efforts of biologist Janice Duquesnel.
Volunteer Recognition Awards
The Florida Park Service is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Volunteers are an integral part of our workforce. They contribute time, energy and skills to park management and visitor experiences.
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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!