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Florida State Parks effective Monday, May 4th (Coronavirus/COVID-19)

Effective Monday, May 4th, The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will implement Phase One to REOPEN the Florida State Parks.

Florida State Parks campgrounds will REOPEN on Thursday, May 21st with modified procedures and amenities.  Cabins remain CLOSED through May 31st.

As these parks are re-opening, DEP will be taking measures to ensure the protection of staff and the public. During this early phase of re-opening, visitors should expect limited hours, capacity, and amenities.  

Portions of these parks and trails have been identified that can be reopened for day-use with limited risk to visitors and staff.

For details about partial Park and Trail openings, please click the following link:  OPEN Florida Parks and Trails 

 This action is in keeping with CDC COVID-19 guidelines and  with the Governor's Executive Order 20-112 regarding Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.  This Executive Order takes effect Monday, May 4, 2020 at 12:01am and lasts until the Governor issues a subsequent order.

All persons in Florida shall continue to limit their personal interactions outside the home and for the duration of this order, all persons in Florida should:

  • Avoid congregating in large groups. Local jurisdictions shall ensure that groups of people greater than ten (10) are not permitted to congregate in any public space that does not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.

 We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to prioritize the welfare of our communities and staff.

For up to the minute news regarding all Florida Sate Parks please click the following link:  Florida Sate Parks

Updated 5/26/2020 12:39 PM
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