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Give an Annual Pass to Florida's award-winning State Parks

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Instead of giving a holiday gift that can only be used once, why not give one that can be used 365 days a year and can be different each time it's used. That's what someone receives when they unwrap an Annual Pass to Florida State Parks this holiday season.

“The Annual Entrance Pass allows cardholders to visit our award-winning state park and state trails throughout the year,” said Donald Forgione, Director of Florida Park Service, in a DEP press release. “No matter where you are in Florida, you can find a state park within one hour’s drive for hiking, bicycling, bird-watching or enjoying Florida’s famous sunshine.”

Florida's award-winning state parks offer a wide variety of experiences; historical locations, museums, natural sites, wildlife viewing, bird watching, camping, fishing, boating and the list goes on and on. Florida has 161 state parks and 10 state trails comprised of 800,000 acres, 100 miles of beaches and more than 1,600 miles of multi-use trails. An Annual Entrance Pass is honored for free entrance to all state parks, except for Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, where it is honored for a 33 percent discount.

The Annual Entrance Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase. Individual Annual Entrance Passes are valid for the named cardholder only and additional persons accompanying a pass holder will be admitted for $2.00 per person except at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park where the standard admission fees will apply. The Family Annual Entrance Pass will admit up to eight people in a group, except at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Weeki Wachee 'springs State Park where the family pass will admit up to two people.

For more information on where to purchase an Annual Entrance Pass to Florida's State Parks and the cost to purchase them visit the Florida State Park website.

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