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

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.


Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Hunt Camps, and Juniper Creek Hunt Area

Sunshine through standing Pines

Information about the Juniper Creek Family Hunt Area and Osceola and Ocala Hunt Camps.

Spotlights

Annual Passes - Interagency

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Covers day use fees at national forests, entrance fees at national parks, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Annual Passes - Forest

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.

 




Lifetime Passes - Interagency

America the Beautiful Senior Pass

Covers day use fees at national forests, entrance fees at national parks, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Short-term Passes

These passes are good for a week or less.




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