To help the Florida Department of Environmental Protection continue offering their award-winning visitor experiences and maintain pristine outdoor retreats, the state park system will implement changes to its fee schedule for camping, cabin reservations, and related utility fees beginning on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Entry fees for Florida’s state parks and trails will remain the same, but changes will be made for utility fees collected from day campers. These fees are currently collected from daytime visitors who take advantage of park utilities, but this will also be extended to those staying in cabins and overnight campsites who use electric and water.
Park fees are collected into the State Park Trust Fund and appropriated to support park operations and maintenance. They cover any increased utility costs, as well as repairs and improvements made to the park utility systems.
The new fee schedule is as follows.
Reservation Fee: $6.70
Non-refundable reservation fee per reservation for reservations online or using the call center; fee collected at the time of reservation; reservation fees do not apply to primitive sites. (No change in fee.)
Cancellation Fee: $17.75
Cancellation fee assessed for each reservation cancelled; visitors canceling on the day of arrival assessed a cancellation fee and the first night’s use fee. (No change in fee.)
Transfer Fee: $10
Visitors charged a transfer fee when making reservation change. (No change in fee.)
Utility Fee: $7
Non-registered, day-use sites per unit per day, all campsites with electric and water service and all cabins. Does not apply to primitive tent sites or to sites that do not use electric.
For more information, view the original press release here.