Recreation Passes & Permits

Swimming beach at Alexander SpringsMany recreation activities in the National Forests in Florida are available at no cost to the recreational user. Take a drive through the pitcher plant prairies of the Apalachee Savannas, set up camp amid the pines at Wiggins Camp. , or settle down on the edge of Redwater Lake and watch the sandhill cranes fly by at sunrise.

Where developed recreation areas are concerned, however, there is a cost to operating these areas that is recouped through the use of day use fees. This includes our extensive network of OHV trails and many of our day use areas, especially our major springs and lakes.

To provide an affordable alternative for frequent visitors to the forests, or for folks who make their National Forests a destination for a week's vacation, we offer a variety of recreational passes and permits that help you save money on day use fees.