UPDATED Jun 3. The following public lands have reopened or have remained open in Florida. We are focusing only on those places where you can go hike, bike, paddle, or just walk through nature.
Some have restrictions in place, from shorter hours to no use of communal recreational equipment (playgrounds, picnic benches). Some will not have their restrooms unlocked.
Please follow social distancing guidelines for park use.
We encourage you to use this page and our website in general to find places near you where you can hike, bike, and paddle. At the bottom of every page is a list of cities. Find yours to find trails and parks near you so you can #KeepItLocal
National Forests – Most trails are open. Dispersed camping is permitted on all three forests. The campfire ban has been lifted. Shooting ranges have reopened. Restrooms remain closed. Other facilities vary by forest.See our closure list for remaining closures.
Apalachicola: Trout Pond and Springhill Motorcycle Trailhead have reopened. Wood Lake, Porter Landing, Whitehead Landing, Mack Landing and Hickory Landing boat ramps have reopened.
Ocala: Trails and boat ramps have reopened. Salt Springs, including the campground and marina, is open. On June 1, the Ocala National Forest reopened Alexander Springs, Hopkins Prairie, Juniper Springs, Juniper Wayside, Lake Dorr Cabin, Mill Dam Boat Ramp, Silver Glen Springs, Sweetwater Cabin, and Wildcat Lake. This includes camping. Juniper Run will remain closed. On June 8, Buck Lake Group Camp and Clearwater Lake will reopen. A new concessionaire is running campgrounds. More details here.
Osceola: Olustee Beach boat ramp and Hog Pen Landing Campground have reopened.
Biscayne National Park – Convoy Point Trails and launch open.
Dry Tortugas National Park – Island access by concessions and boaters, camping, and restrooms reopened Jun 3.
Everglades National Park – Main Park Road trails open. Shark Valley and Gulf Coast remain closed, as are campgrounds. Find a Trail.
Fort Matanzas – Reopened the beach ramp south of Crescent Beach. Nature Trail remains closed.
Timucuan Preserve – Trails and boat ramps are open. Find a Trail.
At Apalachicola NERR, remote access trails and beaches have reopened: Millender Park, Scipio Creek Boardwalk, Rodrigue Tract, Nick’s Hole, Unit 4, Cape St. George Island. GTM Reserve in St. Augustine reopened its beaches and trails.
Florida State Forests – Most forests, campgrounds, and primitive campsites have reopened. See their website for the ones that remain closed.
Water Management Districts – Most public lands managed by water management districts are now open. See our closure list for those that aren’t.
Public Lands Status by County
As of May 26, only Dixie and Gadsden still state that their county parks are closed, but neither has updated their website recently. Other counties have restrictions on specific aquatic centers, beaches, boat ramps, campgrounds, dog parks, and nature centers due to social distancing and cleaning concerns.
Alachua (Alachua, Gainesville, High Springs)
Most county parks and preserves open. Find a Park
Baker (Glen St. Mary, Macclenny, Olustee)
Bay (Panama City Beach, Panama City)
Beaches, parks and trails open. Find a Park.
All parks open. Find a Park.
Brevard (Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Titusville)
Most county parks and sanctuaries are open. Nature centers have reopened. Beach access has some restrictions. Canaveral National Seashore remains closed. Find a Park.
Broward (Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood)
All beaches CLOSED. Most county parks and nature trails have reopened for walking, jogging, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and personal boat launching. Find a Park.
Calhoun (Altha, Blountstown)
No parks ever listed closed. Find a Park.
Charlotte (Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda)
Parks, trails, beaches, and sports facilities are open. No organized activities permitted. Aquatic centers will reopen June 1. Find a Park.
Citrus (Crystal River, Inverness)
Parks and launches are open. Find a Park.
Collier (Marco Island, Naples, Everglades City)
Columbia (Lake City)
Columbia County Parks will reopen Monday, May 4. Find a Park.
County parks are open with limitations for active daytime use. Find a Park.
Dixie (Cross City, Old Town)
All county parks and boat ramps CLOSED according to their website.
County parks, trails, and beaches open. Find a Park
Escambia (Pensacola, Perdido Key)
County parks, trails, and beaches open. Find a Park.
Flagler (Bunnell, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach)
Beaches, parks, and trails reopened with restrooms remaining closed. Find a Park
Franklin (Apalachicola, Carrabelle, St. George Island)
Beaches and parks are open. Find a Park.
Gadsden (Chattahoochee, Quincy)
All county parks remain CLOSED per their website.
Hart Springs and Hart Springs Campground have reopened. May 28, JH Anderson Jr Memorial Park (Rock Bluff Springs) will reopen. Details.
Glades (Lakeport, Palmdale, Moore Haven)
Boat ramps and parks open. Find a Park.
Gulf (Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka)
Beaches and parks are open. Find a Park.
Hamilton (Jasper, White Springs)
All county parks and boat ramps reopened.
County parks were never posted closed. Find a Park.
Hernando (Brooksville, Spring Hill, Weeki Wachee)
County parks, natural lands, and beaches reopened 4/29. Find a Park.
Highlands (Lake Placid, Sebring)
All county parks reopened May 6. Some city parks reopened May 1 in Sebring and Sun-N-Lakes. Boat ramps remain open. Find a Boat Ramp.
Hillsborough (Plant City, Tampa)
All parks, nature preserves, dog parks, and boat ramps reopened as of May 26. Facilities – including campgrounds, playgrounds, pavilions, athletic fields, and recreation centers – remain closed. Find a Park.
All county parks reopened May 11. County information.
Indian River (Sebastian, Vero Beach)
Beaches, parks, preserves, and boat ramps are open, as well as Donald McDonald Campground. Find a Park.
Most county parks remain open. Find a Park.
Parks are open. Find a Park.
Parks and trails are open. Find a Park.
As far as we can tell, county and city parks are open. Lafayette is a county without a website that outlines government departments such as parks & recreation.
Lee (Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Sanibel)
Beaches, parks, and preserves have opened with restrictions. Markers in yellow on their park map indicate some sort of restriction. Find a Park.
County trails, greenways, passive parks, and boat ramps are open. Find a Park.
Most boat ramps and county parks are open. Find a Park.
Parks and boat ramps are open. Liberty County Parks & Recreation.
Most county parks remain open. Cherry Lake Beach may still be closed. Find a Park.
Most boat ramps and county parks and preserves are open. Beaches will reopen with restrictions on May 4. Find a Park.
Marion (Belleview, Dunnellon, Ocala, Salt Springs, Silver Springs)
Martin (Jensen Beach, Stuart)
As of May 20, all Martin County-owned and operated public beach access points (including Hobe Sound Beach) are open to all. Bathtub Reef closed due to erosion. All county parks and preserves open, facilities may be limited. Find a Park.
Monroe (Florida Keys)
Nassau (Amelia Island, Callahan, Fernandina Beach)
Beaches, parks, and trails are open. Find a Park.
Okaloosa (Crestview, Destin, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach)
Beaches and parks are open without restrictions. Find a Park.
County parks are open. Find a Park.
Orange (Apopka, Christmas, Orlando, Winter Garden)
Parks and natural lands are open. Kelly Park swimming area, the Fort Gatlin Pool, and all county campgrounds remain closed. Online camping reservations for Kelly, Magnolia, Moss and Trimble Parks will open at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5 – limited to family campsites for 8 or fewer (no group camping); reservations will not be accepted over the phone or by email. Find a Park.
Osceola (Kenansville, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Yeehaw Junction)
Osceola County parks and natural lands are open. A face covering is required except when you are exercising with appropriate social distancing. Find a Park.
Palm Beach (Boca Raton, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Pahokee, West Palm Beach)
Pasco (Dade City, New Port Richey, Zephyrhills)
Boat ramps, parks, and trails have reopened. Campgrounds are now taking reservations. Find a Park.
Pinellas (Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Largo, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs)
Beaches, boat ramps, parks, preserves, and trails are open. Nature centers and Heritage Village remain closed. Find a Park.
Polk (Bartow, Frostproof, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven)
All boat ramps and parks, except Project Play park at John Theobold Park, have reopened. Find a Park.
Navarre Beach opened May 1 from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM daily. County parks and boat ramps are otherwise open. Find a Park.
Sarasota (Sarasota, North Port, Venice)
Beaches, dog parks, county parks, and natural areas are open. Turtle Beach Campground is taking reservations. Warm Mineral Springs remains closed. Find a Park.
Seminole (Altamonte Springs, Geneva, Oviedo, Sanford)
Boat ramps, parks, preserves, and trails are open. Campgrounds are closed. Because of overcrowding, limitations on parking and access are in place at Black Bear Wilderness. Find a Park.
St. Lucie (Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie)
St. Johns (St. Augustine)
Beaches, parks, open green spaces, and trails are open. Find a Park.
Sumter (Bushnell, The Villages)
No closures listed. Find a Park.
Suwannee (Dowling Park, Live Oak)
Parks and recreation facilities are open. Find a Park.
All county parks and boat ramps have reopened. Find a Park.
Union (Lake Butler)
Palatka-Lake Butler Trail is open. The City of Lake Butler website still states Lakefront Park is closed.
Wakulla (Crawfordville, Sopchoppy, St. Marks)
Boat ramps, county parks, and trails are open with the exception of Mashes Sands and Shell Point Beach. Find a Park.
Walton (DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, South Walton 30A)
County parks appear to be open. Find a Park.
Volusia (Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach)
County mainland parks, trails, and boat ramps are open. Campgrounds operating at 50% capacity. Beaches open with social distancing restrictions. Find a Park.