Licensed foster families are eligible to receive a Florida State Parks Family Annual Entrance Pass at no charge, on an annual basis. The Family Annual Entrance Pass allows the pass holder to bring up to eight people in a group into over 170 state parks and trails free of charge; at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks, the pass holder and one other person enter free of charge; this pass also grants the pass holder and up to seven other people a 33% discount on admission into the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. This pass affects day-use entrance fees only. It does not cover additional charges that may apply to museum visits, boat ramps, tours, special events, boat rides, concession rentals/purchases or campsite/cabin fees.
To receive this free Family Annual Entrance Pass, eligible families will need to present two items of documentation:
• Personal ID, such as a Florida driver license or state ID; and
• A current Certificate of License authorizing you to operate a Level I-V foster family home, issued by the State of Florida, Dept. of Children & Families
The Family Annual Entrance Pass must be picked up in person at a state park with a staffed ranger station or museum (applicable parks listed in attached document), presenting the eligibility documents at that time. The free pass cannot be ordered online. We recommend calling ahead of your arrival at the park to ensure there is a ranger at the station to assist you. Further information about this program’s required documents can be found on the “Discounts” flyer attached to this email, on the 2nd page close to the bottom. https://www.floridastateparks.org/learn/florida-state-parks-annual-pass
Licensed Family Foster Homes – Families operating a licensed family foster home are eligible to receive an annual free Family Annual Entrance Pass. (Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families.)
Florida State Parks with Staffed Ranger Stations
The Florida State Parks Annual Entrance Pass is available for purchase at Florida state parks, listed below, throughout the state of Florida that have a staffed ranger station or museum. An asterisk (*) indicates that these parks may have times when the ranger station is closed and an honor box is used. Pioneer Edition Passports and Deluxe Passports may also be sold at these locations – please call ahead to the park to verify if these items are in stock.
Several of these parks are in the Tampa Bay area and may be conveniently located for you.
Ybor City Museum State Park