Effective today, Monday, March 23, 2020, all Florida State Parks will be closed and remain closed until further notice due to coronavirus COVID-19.
Although Florida State Parks limited their hours and capacity limits last week, this did not create the needed reductions in residents visiting the parks in order to slow the spread of the virus.
March 21, 2020
While many Floridians are seeking outdoor activities during the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic for fresh air and things to do that allow social distancing, they are heading to public spaces and state parks.
Florida State Parks announced that they will begin closing state parks as they reach visitor limits in order to enforce capacity restrictions.
Florida State Parks Closing Daily as Capacity Limits are Reached
Florida State Parks has reduced the capacity limits within the parks due to COVID-19.
The majority of parks experiencing closures are beach parks or have access to beaches.
*As of March 21, 2020, the following parks will be closed until further notice:
- Amelia Island State Park
- Anastasia State Park
- Anclote Key State Park
- Avalon State Park
- Bahia Honda State Park
- Bald Point State Park
- Big Talbot Island State Park
- Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
- Caladesi Island State Park
- Camp Helen State Park
- Cayo Costa State Park
- Curry Hammock State Park
- Deer Lake State Park
- Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
- Don Pedro Island State Park
- Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
- Dr. Von D. Mizzell-Eula Johnson State Park
- Egmont Key State Park
- Florida Caverns State Park
- Fort Clinch State Park
- Fort Piece Inlet State Park
- Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
- Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area @ Flagler Beach
- Gasparilla Island State Park
- Grayton Beach State Park
- Henderson Beach State Park
- Honeymoon Island State Park
- Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
- John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
- Little Talbot Island State Park
- Long Key State Park
- Lovers Key State Park
- North Peninsula State Park
- Oleta River State Park
- Perdido Key State Park
- Sebastian Inlet State Park
- St. Andrews State Park
- St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
- Stump Pass Beach State Park
- T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
- Topsail Hill State Park
- Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
- Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
*These lists are subject to change without notice. It is advised that you check online with Florida State Parks or call ahead to see if a park is open.
To locate other state parks in your region, you can use the “Find A Park” feature at www.floridastateparks.org.
Additionally, to prevent the spread of the virus, FL State Parks has also announced that all events, activities, special event reservations, pavilion rentals and camping/cabin reservations at Florida State Parks have been canceled for the next 60 days.
Hours of all Florida State Parks have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Similar to public Florida beaches, all gatherings within the parks and on park beaches will be limited to 10 or less.