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Fla. Sale: 50% Off Parks and Sports Licenses

The “Great Outdoors Initiative” encourages Floridians to explore nature. State park admissions, plus hunting and fishing licenses are discounted until Jan. 13.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –As part of Florida’s Great Outdoors Initiative, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-209 (The Great Outdoors Initiative) directing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to provide a 50% discount on annual state park passes and FWC Gold Sportsman hunting and fishing licenses.

The discount went into effect on Oct. 13, and sales of FWC Gold Sportsman licenses increased, with 26% of all Gold Sportsman licenses sold to first-time license holders. For more information, visit the Great Outdoors Initiative website.

Annual state park sales have also seen huge increases over the last week, according to the governor’s office: 2,488 in the last week compared to 690 passes during the week in 2022.

The 50% discount is available for three months. It began on Oct. 14, 2023, and runs until Jan. 13, 2024. During the three months of the sale, FWC also won’t require fishing licenses within Florida state parks.

State park discounts after 50% off, plus tax

  • Family Annual Pass: $60
  • Individual Annual Pass: $30

Sportsman license discounts after 50% off, plus fees

FWC Gold Sportsman licenses, which include the saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing, and hunting privileges and all associated permits.

  • Annual Gold Sportsman: $50.75
  • 5-year Gold Sportsman: $247.75
  • Lifetime Sportsman’s License age 4 or younger: $201.50
  • Lifetime Sportsman’s License ages 5-12: $351.50
  • Lifetime Sportsman’s License ages 13 and older: $501.50

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