Travel Deals: Free admission to Florida state parks on November 11

Fort Clinch (credit: Florida State Parks)

Fort Clinch (credit: Florida State Parks)


Florida News: Free entry to state parks in honor of Veterans Day

Everyone who visits a state park in Florida on Veterans Day this Sunday, November 11th, will receive free entry, in honor of the country’s active military personnel and veterans. Whether you wish to do some hiking or bicycling, a bit of bird watching, searching for shells along the beach, or just playing a game of catch and enjoying a picnic, Sunday is the perfect time to enjoy a day at a state park, and to say a quiet thank you to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy such freedoms.

There is one state park in Florida that is not offering free entry: Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

According to Florida Park Service Director, Donald V. Forgione, “The Florida Park Service supports veterans, current military personnel and their families and honors the sacrifices of members of the armed forces. We encourage Florida’s citizens and visitors to enjoy our state’s natural and cultural resources while honoring our dedicated service men and women.”

Orman House Historic State Park

Visit the Apalachicola area and pay your respects at the one-of-a-kind Three Soldiers Detail statue. This bronze sculpture may look familiar because it was made from the original mold of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Memorial’s Three Servicemen Statue.

Fort Clinch State Park

If you’ll be in Northern Florida near Jacksonville on Saturday, stop by Fort Clinch State Park For History of the American Soldier, a special event saluting the Armed Forces, taking place from 9am-5pm. See military history displays from the Revolutionary War to present day and enjoy period music, firing demonstrations and more.

Tell us…

How do you show your respect for our veterans?