Florida's state parks offer a wealth of recreational and educational activities to residents of all ages. The beauty of our park system extends from the beautiful beaches of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and John Pennekamp State Park to the historic Barnacle State Historic Park. Did you know that you can avoid daily entrance fees by purchasing an annual pass to all of Florida's 160 state parks?
Daily Entrance Fees
Daily entrance fees are set by each park on a per vehicle basis. Each vehicle entering a park may carry up to eight individuals. Additional fees apply for larger vehicles carrying more than eight individuals. The fees vary between $1 and $10 per admission and are listed on the State Park Official Fee Schedule.
Purchasing an Annual Pass
Annual passes are available to those who visit the parks on a regular basis and wish to be exempt from daily admission fees. The base price for annual passes are:
- Individual Annual Pass - $60 per person, entitles an individual to unlimited access to all Florida State Parks (other than the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park over Tampa Bay) without fee.
- Family Annual Pass - $120 per family, entitles up to eight people access to all Florida State Parks (other than the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park over Tampa Bay) without fee. The family pass is only valid for two admissions to Homossa Springs State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on the west coast of Florida.
Florida State Parks offer three levels of discounts on annual passes based upon military service. These include:
- Active duty military and honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard or reserve units of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard receive a 25% discount on an annual pass.
- Honorably discharged veterans with a service-connected disability receive free lifetime entrance passes to Florida State Parks.
- Surviving spouses and parents of members of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard or reserve units of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard who died in combat receive free lifetime entrance passes to Florida State Parks.
In addition to these military discounts, the surviving spouse and parents of Florida law enforcement officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty also receive free lifetime entrance passes.
For information on receiving these military discounts, see the Florida State Parks Frequently Asked Questions on Military Discounts.