Florida State Parks are Open Thanksgiving Day

December 2, 2014

~Enjoy Florida’s award-winning state parks with family and friends~

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service invites you to visit a state park or trail this Thanksgiving Day. While many places across the state will be closed for the fall holiday, most of the 171 Florida state parks and trails will be open normal hours of 8 a.m. to sunset on Thursday, Nov. 27.

Holidays are the perfect time to introduce out-of-town visitors to our award-winning state parks and trails. This year, consider stopping by a park near you to enjoy the Florida sunshine and work off some of the holiday feast with a bike ride, hike or fish.

“This holiday, we hope you take time to enjoy our state parks and trails,” Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione said. “State parks can be a great way to compliment your day. Bring visitors and family members to hike, bike or swim while enjoying the beautiful Florida scenery.”

Florida has 171 state parks and trails that offer a variety of activities including camping, biking, swimming, hiking and fishing. Many parks are hosting special events this holiday season and host many events throughout the year ranging from kayak tours to war re-enactments. To find an event at a park near you, click here.

To find a list of parks or activities that are closed for Thanksgiving, click here.

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