Reservation Information

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General Information

Most state parks are open 8:00 a.m. to sundown, 365 days a year. Visitors may make campsite or cabin reservations from one day to 11 months in advance by calling toll free 1-800-326-3521 or TDD (888) 433-0287 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, or by going online to ReserveAmerica

For example, reservations for Friday, July 4 may not be made after 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Likewise, reservations for November 1, 2016 may not be made any earlier than December 1, 2015.

All campsites or cabins not reserved or occupied may be rented to walk-in visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are made on a pay-in-advance basis and same-day reservations are not available.

*Prices are subject to change without notice


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Prices and Discounts

Campsite prices vary from $16 to $42 a night depending on the park. Cabin prices vary from $30 to $160 a night. A 50% discount on base campsite fees is available to Florida citizens who are 65 years of age or older, Florida citizens possessing a current social security disability award certificate or a 100% disability award certificate from the Federal Government, and families operating a licensed family foster home. Documentation will be requested on arrival. Discounts only apply to the campsite being occupied by the person meeting the established criteria. Discounts only apply to family/full-facility campsites (primitive sites, primitive group sites, developed group camps and boat slips are excluded).

Primitive group camp fees are per person fees ($1.00 juvenile and $5.00 adult). 

Visit the Fees page for more information about fees and discounts.

The camping fee includes admission fee and the use of park facilities such as boat ramps and playgrounds but does not include tour, attraction or museum fees.

Reservation Fees

Visitors pay a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee (per reservation, not per night) when making a reservation online or using the call center. This fee is collected at the time of reservation. Reservation fees do not apply to reservations for primitive group camps.

Cabin Damage Fees

Staff may assess cabin renters a damage fee when it is necessary to clean-up or repair any damage beyond ordinary cleaning, wear and tear.  Fees may also be charged for lost/stolen items. The reasonable cost of any such damage will be charged to the credit card used for the reservation.

If excessive cleaning is needed or damages are identified, the damage fee will be the amount equivalent to the applicable hourly wage of staff for the time necessary to clean or repair the damage and the cost to replace damaged furnishings, or the actual vendor charge to clean or repair the damage.  If determined an item is lost/stolen, then the amount will be the cost to replace the item.

Length of Stay - Campgrounds

Length of stay limits are established to protect the quality of the visitor's camping experience. Limitations on camping nights and site capacities seek to achieve this protection while providing adequate camping opportunities to park visitors.

During periods of high demand, the maximum length of a camping or cabin stay is 14 nights. After 14 nights, the camper must leave the park for at least three nights before returning for a new stay.

Based on availability and once the camper is registered and on-site, the Park Manager or designee, at their discretion, may extend a camper’s current stay up to an additional 14 nights. Maximum continuous length of stay in any one park is 28 nights.

Campers are permitted up to 56 nights total occupancy in any one park in each six month period, defined as October 1st - March 31st and April 1st - September 30th.

Changing the registered name of a group or individual, or if the same individuals or the same persons in a family group or camping rig make multiple advanced reservations, through any means, including the use of multiple user profiles, to circumvent the 14-night maximum or 56 nights total length of stay limit is prohibited. If a reservation or series of reservations is determined to be out of compliance with the maximum length of stay policy, then the camper will be contacted and directed to determine which reservations will be canceled to bring the camper into compliance. Refunds will be applied to any advance reservations, as necessary, to bring the total nights within the allowable limit. Cancellation fees will be applied for any advance reservation canceled for this reason.

Length of Stay - Cabins

Cabins may be reserved for one night during the week, Monday through Thursday (with the exception of Bahia Honda State Park and Stephen Foster Folk Cultural Center State Park which require a two night minimum), or a minimum of two nights on weekends and holidays, Friday and Saturday, departing Sunday, or Saturday and Sunday, departing Monday. Suwannee River Wilderness Trail state parks with cabins will rent them for one night on weekends. These parks include Suwannee River State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park and Fanning Springs State Park. All campsites or cabins not already occupied or having a prior reservation may be rented by walk-in visitors.

During periods of high demand, the maximum length of a camping or cabin stay is 14 nights. After 14 nights, the camper must leave the park for at least three nights before returning for a new stay.

Based on availability and once the camper is registered and on-site, the Park Manager or designee, at their discretion, may extend a camper’s current stay up to an additional 14 nights. Maximum continuous length of stay in any one park is 28 nights. 

Campers are permitted up to 56 nights total occupancy in any one park in each six month period, defined as October 1st - March 31st and April 1st - September 30th.

Changing the registered name of a group or individual, or if the same individuals or the same persons in a family group or camping rig make multiple advanced reservations, through any means, including the use of multiple user profiles, to circumvent the 14-night maximum or 56 nights total length of stay limit is prohibited. If a reservation or series of reservations is determined to be out of compliance with the maximum length of stay policy, then the camper will be contacted and directed to determine which reservations will be canceled to bring the camper into compliance. Refunds will be applied to any advance reservations, as necessary, to bring the total nights within the allowable limit. Cancellation fees will be applied for any advance reservation canceled for this reason.

Reservation Window

Reservations may be made from one day up to 11 months in advance of your arrival date.  Reservations can only be made beyond 11 months when the reservation period starts within the 11 month period and ends outside that period.  The result is reservations could extend 11 months and 14 days in the future.   In an effort to ensure fairness in reserving campsites and cabins, reservations made with a departure date beyond the 11-month advance reservations window may not be changed until 18 days after the reservation is made. New sites become available for reservation at 8:00 a.m. EST each morning.  Any new sites that become available throughout the day due to a cancellation are randomly released back into inventory following the cancellation.

All campsites or cabins not reserved or occupied may be rented to walk-in visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are made on a pay-in-advance basis and same-day reservations are not available.

Occupancy

Campsites accommodate no more than eight people and must have at least one responsible camper present who is 18 years of age or older. Any more than eight campers will be required to rent and move to additional sites. Children under six years old do not count in the total. Cabins can accommodate either four or six visitors. Campsites and cabins must be occupied for the duration of the stay.

Camping Rigs

A camping rig is defined as combinations of vehicles, trailers, tents and/or hammocks. Pedestrians without a camping rig will not be allowed to stay. While most campsites can accommodate a variety of camping rigs, some campsites may not accommodate large trailers or RVs having both large slide-outs and a dining fly. Be sure to indicate specifications when making a reservation. Setting up in buffer zones or other use areas that interfere with neighboring campers is not allowed.

Hammock camping rigs and any other associated lines may be attached to trees that are minimum of 12 inches in diameter measured at chest height and using a minimum of 1-inch wide flat web straps. Some parks may provide hammock posts instead of trees.

Check-in, Check-out and Quiet Times

No one under 18 years of age may camp unless accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain onsite for the entire reservation.

Do not overcrowd your campsite or cabin. Campsites are limited to eight people, or, to one immediate family (parents and children 17 and younger).

Check-in time for campsites is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 1:00 p.m. Check-in time for cabins is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Quiet time is 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

If you plan to arrive after sunset, call the park before 5:00 p.m. local time for the gate combination.

Parking is at the discretion of park staff and is limited to no more than two vehicles per campsite or cabin. Additional vehicles may be required to park in designated areas.

Camping with Pets

Pets are permitted in certain designated camping areas and campsites. Pets are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, or in bathing areas, cabins, park buildings or concession facilities. Individual parks may have specific areas prohibiting pets. Service animals are permitted in all public areas of state parks. For more information about camping with pets, please read the Pet Policy.

No Shows

Park staff will hold reserved campsites or cabins until the applicable check-out time, one day after the scheduled arrival date. In the event that campers do not arrive for their reservation and the camper does not call the park directly to cancel, the remainder of the reservation will be canceled as a no-show. The remaining balance of the reservation, if any, will be refunded. 

Changing Reservations

Date or site changes to campsite or cabins reservations may be made up to one day before the day of arrival through the reservations call center at 1-800-326-3521 or TDD (888) 433-0287 or ReserveAmerica visitor service at 1-888-622-9190, or online. The visitor will be charged $10.00 for making a change. Once visitors arrive at the park and register, park staff may make date and site changes without charging cancellation or change fees. Change fees do not apply to reservations for primitive group camps.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Canceling Reservations

Visitors may cancel family campsite and cabin reservations by calling the ReserveAmerica call center, 1-800-326-3521 or TDD (888) 433-0287, by calling ReserveAmerica customer service, 1-888-622-9190 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST or online. A $17.75 cancellation fee will be assessed for each reservation being cancelled. Visitors canceling on the day of arrival will be assessed a $17.75 cancellation fee and the first night's use fee. All cancellation fees plus the $6.70 reservation fee are waived for visitors who make their cancellations within 24 hours of booking the reservation, provided they contact ReserveAmerica to request the fees be waived.

After the day of arrival, visitors calling ReserveAmerica will be directed to call the park to make arrangements for arriving late or to obtain a refund. Visitors will receive a prorated refund (minus the $17.75 cancellation fee) when canceling after the day of arrival. If you reserve multiple sites on consecutive days to make up a single stay, please take into consideration that the cancellation fee is applied to each reservation number. Fees may be applied up to the total amount paid for the reservation.

In an effort to ensure fairness in reserving campsites and cabins, reservations made with a departure date beyond the 11-month advance reservations window may not be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation is made.

Cancellation fees do not apply to reservations for primitive group camps.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Reselling Campsite Reservations

Reselling campsite reservations is not permitted. Reservations are made on a pay-in-advance basis. This paid reservation is a transaction contract between the purchaser and Florida State Parks through Reserve America and the reservation may not be resold. If a reservation is discovered to have been offered for resale or resold, the reservation will be canceled and the original purchaser will be charged the $17.75 cancellation fee. Florida State Park concessionaires are exempt from this policy when the reservation is part of an authorized visitor service.

Active Advantage Program

The Active Advantage Program is an OPTIONAL customer membership program designed to support and encourage active lifestyles by providing exclusive discounts on thousands of races through Active.com, deals available on the Active Advantage website, and gear via the online Active GearUp store. The Active Advantage Program is operated by Active Network (the parent company of ReserveAmerica who provides reservation services for overnight accommodations – camping and cabins – in Florida State Parks).

One of the ways to join this program is during the check-out process while making camping reservations. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about associated costs and how to cancel your membership.

Gift Cards
Florida State Parks offers Gift Cards which can be used to make reservations for camping and cabins at participating Florida State Parks.

NOTE: Effective February 1, 2018, Gift Cards are no longer available for purchase.  Florida State Parks and ReserveAmerica will continue to honor and accept all GIft Cards purchased prior to February 1, 2018.

  • Gift Cards may only be used to make reservations for camping and cabins at participating Florida State Parks. A few exceptions apply.
  • Gift Cards may be redeemed for reservations made Online, through the Call Center and as Walk-ins.  They are not redeemable for past purchases or other merchandise/fees/rentals and are not redeemable for camping or cabin reservations in other states (exclusive to Florida State Parks).
  • Gift Cards are not redeemable for cash and are non-refundable.
  • Florida State Parks and ReserveAmerica are not responsible for replacing lost or stolen cards.
  • Gift Cards do not have an expiration date or an inactivity fee, and will not be charged a low balance fee.
  • Please see our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about Gift Cards.

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