Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which browser types and what versions are supported? What operating systems can be utilized? What will happen if I am not using a supported browser?

    Outdoor Florida has been developed to run on the following browsers: Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 50.1.0, Google Chrome 55.0, Safari 10, and Edge HTML 14. The mobile application can be supported with iOS 9 or 10, and Android 5.1 – Lollipop, and 6.0 – Marshmallow, Android 7.0 – Nougat.

    It is not presently clear as to how the Outdoor Florida applications will perform if other web browsers are used. Functionality may be limited or the screens may display incorrectly or may not display at all.

  2. Why might the address of my current location be inaccurate when I try to use the search location feature?

    Not all internet browsers will support the location services that are required to automatically populate the search location on the website. In addition, some Internet Service Providers do not use your physical location, but show the location from where your service provider is located. To utilize the search location feature when using the mobile application, ensure that the Location Services setting is turned on.

    *FDEP is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of the directions that will be provided.

  3. How can I find the operational hours and entry cost of a site?

    Costs and hours of operation vary by site, please refer to the recreation site’s web page. Most recreation sites have a current web page listed within the Outdoor Florida web and mobile applications. You can also refer to a list of useful web links on the FDEP Outdoor Recreation Providers and Links page.

  4. How can I find additional information about a recreation site?

    To contact or find information regarding a recreation site, you can click on the web address present in the data associated with the point located in the map view. You may also refer to a list of useful web links on the FDEP Outdoor Recreation Providers and Links page.

  5. What if I have a question or comment?

    If you have a question or comment regarding a specific recreation site, please refer to the contact information on the recreation site’s web page. If you have a question or comment specifically regarding the Outdoor Florida web or mobile applications, then please refer to the Web User Guide, the Mobile User Guide, or the Contact Us page.

  6. Where can I fish? Do I need a fishing license?

    Florida has abundant fishing opportunities. Check the recreation site’s webpage for specific information. Visit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website to determine if you need a fishing license.

  7. What camping options are available and how can I make camping reservations?

    Florida has many camping options available that meet a variety of needs. Camping options include: RV/trailer sites, tent sites, cabins, primitive camping areas and sites, and equestrian camp sites.

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has worked with our camping reservation partner, ReserveAmerica, to create a search tool to help you find which state park campgrounds have space available. Just visit ReserveAmerica and click on Camping this Weekend or call toll-free (800) 326-3521.

    If you have a destination in mind that isn’t listed on the ReserveAmerica web page, then please refer to the recreation site’s web page.

  8. Where can I find accessibility information prior to visiting a recreation site?

    Many of Florida's 175 State Parks offer accessible amenities and programs. For additional access to trails and beaches, all-terrain wheelchairs are located in Florida State Parks throughout the state. Accessible boat tours are available at some parks. Sign language interpreters can be provided, with sufficient notice. Many parks with video programs offer an open-captioned version, as well as transcribed copies of audio programs. If you need information about specific amenities and programs, please contact that park directly.

    If you need accommodations for your state park visit, please fill out an Accommodation Request form.

    For destinations, other than a Florida State Park, please contact the managing agency for more information.

  9. What activities and amenities are presently searchable using the applications?

    To locate places that have multiple activities or amenities, simply filter by selecting all activities or amenities of interest, and the Outdoor Florida recreation sites will be limited to those locations. If you are searching sites that have one specific activity or amenity, then select one activity or amenity each time you run a filtered search.

    The activities and amenities that are searchable using the applications are as follows:

    • Beaches and Swimming Pools: Freshwater Beaches, Outdoor Pool, and Saltwater Beaches.
    • Boating, Fishing, and Hunting: Bank Fishing, Freshwater Boat Ramps, Canoe/Kayak Launches, Freshwater Catwalks, Freshwater Marina Dry Storage, Freshwater Slips, Freshwater Marinas, Freshwater Piers, Hunting Land, Hunting Water, Saltwater Boat Ramps, Saltwater Catwalks, Saltwater Marina Dry Storage, Saltwater Marina Slips, Saltwater Marinas, and Saltwater Piers.
    • Sports, Courses, and Courts: Baseball/Softball Fields, Basketball Courts, Football/Soccer Fields, Golf Courses - 18 hole, Golf Courses - 9 hole, Golf Courses – Executive, Racquetball Courts, Recreation Centers, Shooting Ranges, Shuffleboard Courts, Skate Parks, Tennis Court, and Volleyball Courts.
    • Education and History: Monuments, Historic Sites, and Museums.
    • Camping and Amenities: Equestrian Campsites, Playgrounds, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Tables, Cabins, Primitive Camping, Primitive Campsites, RV/Trailer Campsites, Tent Sites
    • Trails: Biking Trail Paved – Multiuse, Biking Trail Unpaved – Multiuse, Hiking Trail – Multiuse, Horseback Trail – Multiuse, Exercise Trail – Multiuse, OHV Trail – Multiuse, Florida National Scenic Trail, Nature/Interpretive – Multiuse, Biking Trail Paved - Single use, Biking Trail Unpaved - Single use, Canoe Trail, Hiking Trail - Single use, Horseback Trail - Single use, Exercise Trail - Single use, OHV Trail - Single use, Florida National Scenic Trail, Nature/Interpretive - Single use