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.

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.

    Alafia River State Park

    Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park*

    Anastasia State Park

    Bahia Honda State Park

    Big Lagoon State Park

    Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

    Blackwater River State Park*

    Blue Spring State Park

    Cedar Key Museum State Park

    Collier-Seminole State Park

    Constitution Convention Museum State Park

    Curry Hammock State Park

    De Leon Springs State Park

    Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

    Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

    Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

    Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

    Falling Waters State Park

    Fanning Springs State Park

    Faver-Dykes State Park*

    Florida Caverns State Park

    Fort Cooper State Park

    Fort Clinch State Park

    Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

    Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

    Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

    Gamble Rogers Memorial SRA at Flagler Bch

    Gasparilla Island State Park

    Grayton Beach State Park

    Henderson Beach State Park

    Highlands Hammock State Park

    Hillsborough River State Park

    Honeymoon Island State Park

    Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

    Ichetucknee Springs State Park

    John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

    John Gorrie Museum State Park

    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

    Jonathan Dickinson State Park

    Gamble Plantation Historic State Park*

    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park*

    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Lafayette Blue Springs State Park*

    Lake Griffin State Park

    Lake Kissimmee State Park

    Lake Louisa State Park

    Lake Manatee State Park

    Little Manatee River State Park

    Little Talbot Island State Park

    Long Key State Park

    Lovers Key State Park

    Manatee Springs State Park

    Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

    Myakka River State Park

    O’Leno State Park

    Ochlockonee River State Park*

    Oleta River State Park

    Orman House Historic State Park

    Oscar Scherer State Park

    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

    Rainbow Springs State Park

    Sebastian Inlet State Park

    Silver Springs State Park

    St. Andrews State Park

    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park 

    Suwannee River State Park

    T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

    The Barnacle Historic State Park

    Three Rivers State Park*

    Tomoka State Park

    Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

    Torreya State Park*

    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    Wekiwa Springs State Park

    Ybor City Museum State Park