All Florida State Parks close due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is closing all Florida State Parks to the public starting Monday, March 23 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida State Parks posted the following on Facebook:

“DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our state parks during this time, such as limiting operating hours and reducing visitor capacity at parks with high visitation. Unfortunately, this has not resulted in the reductions needed to best protect public health and safety as Florida continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to prioritize the welfare of our communities and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again to our award winning state parks as soon as possible. As always, we will be providing updates to the public on the Florida State Parks webpage and social media channels.”

At the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to…

Posted by Florida State Parks on Sunday, March 22, 2020

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