Free Admission to Florida Parks this weekend!



Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West ©National Park Service

Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West ©National Park Service

Florida Travel Guide: Free Admission to Florida Parks for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This weekend, you can visit any national park in Florida for free! In fact, free admission is available in all 397  national  parks  across  the United States from January 14 through 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Discover and Explore

If you want to see more wildlife, spend time with your family or simply get some exercise, Florida’s natural world is a great starting point. From guided hikes or kayak outings to art exhibits and special events, there’s a unique activity for a variety of interests at any park. It is  a great time of year to view migrating birds throughout Florida as they spend their winter in the warmer climate.

Everglades National Park @National Park Service

Everglades National Park @National Park Service

List of Florida Parks

Following is our travel guide list of Florida national parks. If you want to take advantage of the free weekend, those that usually have an entrance fee are Canaveral, Castillo de San Marcos, Dry Tortugas, Everglades, and Gulf Islands.

  • Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee
  • Biscayne National Park, Homestead
  • Canaveral National Seashore, Titusville
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine
  • DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton
  • Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West
  • Everglades National Park, Homestead
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial, Jacksonville
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Augustine
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Breeze
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Jacksonville

More Free Days!

The  National  Park Service will offer free admission fees on the following days for 2012  – don’t worry – we’ll remind you!

  • National Park Week (April 21 to 29)
  • Get Outdoors Day (June 9)
  • National  Public  Lands Day (September 29)
  • Veterans Day (November 10 to 12)

Tell us…

Which Florida park is your favorite?