Thread: Enjoy a free day at state parks
09-06-2011, 09:24 AM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- South Walton, near the bay
Enjoy a free day at state parks
Consistently ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world, South Walton’s state parks also offer thousands of acres for hiking, biking, camping and having water fun of all kinds. Idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. Diverse ecosystems offer a glimpse into Mother Nature’s private and sometimes secret world.
Managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency, the state provides a number of days throughout the year with free admittance.
Coming up are
Sunday, Sept. 11 – Literacy Month – Free with library card, library book or donation of family-friendly book.
Friday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – Free for all.
However, if you are a dedicated naturalist, annual entrance passes allow park entrance in lieu of the daily entrance fee. Passes are honored at all state parks, except for Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, where they are valid for a 33 percent discount.
The individual annual entrance pass is valid for the named cardholder only. Cost for those accompanying the pass holder is $2 per person except at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park where the standard admission fee will apply.
A Family Annual Entrance Pass is valid for up to eight people in a group, except at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
Entrance passes do not waive other special use fees charged at some parks for special events, camping or activities such as boat tours, tubing, fishing piers, gardens admission or additional local. An Annual Entrance Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase.
For more information, visit Florida State Parks online or SoWal Parks Guide.
09-07-2011, 09:04 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- SoWal, FL
Celebrate Literacy at Grayton Beach State Park!
Learn the true story of Smokey Bear at Grayton Beach State Park
Sunday, September 11
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Grayton Beach State Park would like to invite the public to come and learn the "True Story of Smokey Bear." A park ranger will meet participants at the Beach Pavilion for the telling of how Smokey Bear came to be America's beloved protector of our forests.
Park Admission fees are waived to anyone donating a gently used or new book, presenting a library card or a library book.
Grayton Beach State Park is located South of U.S. 98 approximately halfway between Panama City Beach and Destin. Take County Road 283 south of U.S. 98, turn left at the stop sign on 30A. Approximately half a mile east of the intersection of County Road 30A and County Road 283 the entrance is on the right.
Grayton Beach State Park, Photo Gallery & Video
SoWal Parks Guide
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