Florida State Parks Voted Among Nation’s Best!
Florida’s parks are more than just a place to have a picnic – you’ll find unique swamplands, rare animals, historic forts, underground caves and some of the world’s best beaches.
Florida State Parks Honored in National Outdoor Magazine
Governor Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabinet recently honored the volunteers in Florida’s award-winning state parks with a resolution recognizing the group which reached the one million hours volunteered mark – the first state park service in the nation to do so.
Nominated as a finalist for the Gold Medal award honoring the Nation’s Best State Park Service, Florida’s state park system is one of the largest in the country with 159 parks spanning more than 720,000 acres and more than 100 miles of sandy white beach. From swimming and diving in rivers and springs to birding and fishing or hiking and riding on natural scenic trails, Florida’s state parks offer year-around outdoor activities for all ages. Battle reenactments and Native American festivals celebrate Florida’s unique history, while art shows, museums and lighthouses offer a window into Florida’s cultural heritage. Acknowledging the benefits of time spent outdoors with family or friends, Governor Jeb Bush recognized July as Recreation and Parks Month.
The stuff real Florida vacations are made of…. Bring home a memory you can’t find anyplace else.
Did you know that six out of the TOP 20 BEACHES IN AMERICA are located in Florida State Parks? From swimming in the warm, clear waters of the Atlantic to touring a civil war era plantation, Florida parks offer something for everyone. Swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, boating and waterfront camping are only some of the activities available to the park visitor. Each park showcases a unique and beautiful slice of Florida.
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.
- Northwest Region Parks
- Northeast Region Parks
- Central Region Parks
- Southwest Region Parks
- Southeast Region Parks