Florida state parks free on Veterans Day

Full of fun, history and  unforgettable views.
Full of fun, history and unforgettable views.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Parks will be offering free admission for all families and visitors Saturday, Veterans Day, to honor all who have served and are currently serving in our U.S. military.

Florida State Parks offer year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military, veterans with service related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the military who have fallen in combat.

"As a Navy veteran myself, I am proud to honor our veterans by offering free entry to the best state park system in the nation," Gov. Rick Scott said. "Our award-winning state parks offer countless opportunities for families and friends to enjoy Florida’s natural treasures. This Veterans Day, I encourage all Florida residents and visitors to visit a state park and to recognize our military heroes for their selfless sacrifices."

“It is an honor to offer free entry to Florida’s outstanding state parks for all visitors as a sign of appreciation for our veterans," Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein said. "Florida State Parks are home to some of the most special places in the country, and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy these prized natural resources."

In celebration of Veterans Day, several parks are hosting special events this Saturday:

  • Fort Clinch State Park is hosting History of the American Soldier
  • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting Honoring Veterans: Past, Present and Future
  • Highlands Hammock State Park is hosting the 32nd Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park is hosting The Barnacle Under Moonlight Concert

For a full list of events, visit floridastateparks.org.