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.

Features

Recreation Area Passes

Swimming at Juniper Springs

Relax and play in springs and lakes at recreation areas throughout our National Forests in Florida by picking up a pass for year-round use.


OHV Permits

ATV rider at Lake Delancy

For off-road trail riding in the National Forests in Florida, a permit system is used in certain locations to ensure visitors know and respect the resources they're exploring.

Spotlights

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

The America the Beautiful Annual Pass provides access to all forest-managed fee areas - plus National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and National Forests around the country - for $80 per year.

America the Beautiful Senior Pass

America the Beautiful Senior Pass

The America the Beautiful Senior Pass provides a golden opportunity to explore National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges and other public lands for a $10 lifetime fee.

 




America the Beautiful Access Pass

America the Beautiful Access Pass

The America the Beautiful Access Pass is a free lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age.

America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass

America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass

If you volunteer in the National Forests, National Parks, or other Federal lands in the United States, 500 hours of service grants you a pass to enjoy the outdoors.




https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/florida/passes-permits/recreation