Increase in Fla. Park Prices
If you’re planning to visit a Florida state park, be prepared to pay more. In an effort to keep from shutting down some of the sites, park fees went up July 1.
The price is up, but that hasn’t changed the plans of thousands of Floridians who will hike, swim and camp at Florida’s 160 state parks this weekend, according to the Capitol News Service.
Viewing Florida’s natural beauty at the state’s hottest sites just got more expensive. The price of admissions at Florida’s state parks is up. Entry per car increased between $1 and $3 depending on the park. Camping will cost an extra $4, according to the news service.
The increase will help the state park system keep all of its sites open.
“During this year’s legislative session we had a few budget cutting exercises. One of them included the temporary closure of 19 state parks," said Jessica Kemper with the Florida Park Service.
Last year, 20 million people visited Florida’s state parks. The price hike isn’t expected to curb attendance.
To view a list of the new entry and camping fees at Florida’s 160 state parks go here.
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