Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are state park facilities accessible for persons using wheelchairs?
Most of Florida's state parks offer accessible amenities and programs. For additional access to trails and beaches, all-terrain wheelchairs are located in parks throughout the state.
Accessible boat tours are available at some parks. Sign language interpreters can be provided, with advance notice. Many parks with video programs offer an open-captioned version, as well as transcribed copies of audio programs.
If you need information about specific amenities and programs, please contact that park directly.
Do parks ever close when they are full?
All parks will close when they reach capacity.
Each park has a set carrying capacity which is established based on the estimated number of users a recreation resource can accommodate while maintaining the quality of the recreational experience and avoiding unacceptable resource degradation. Should a park close once they reach capacity, no further vehicles, bicycles or walk-in visitors will be allowed to enter until space becomes available – with exception to registered campers.
If you are renting a pavilion, hosting an event or have been invited to an event, please plan accordingly. If you leave the park, you will not be allowed to re-enter until space is available.
Please be advised that many of our parks offer entry access located off busy highways, however we ask our visitors not to block access for emergency vehicles and not to park on the road shoulders.
At many parks, for safety reasons, visitors may not be allowed to wait in line in the park when the park has closed.
Is an annual pass available for frequent state park visitors?
Individual and family passes are available. Passes may be purchased through all park ranger stations and museums.
What are your days and hours of operation?
Most of Florida's state parks are open from 8 a.m. to sunset, every day of the year.
Museums, visitor centers and historic sites may be closed two days per week and hours may vary. Check the park's webpage for specific information.