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Parks and Recreation Topics

DEP manages 175 state parks, trails and historic sites as part of its award-winning Florida State Parks system. Through its Florida Coastal Office, DEP also manages 41 aquatic preserves, and along with NOAA, three national estuarine research reserves and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. DEP-managed recreation areas encompass some of Florida’s most beautiful rivers, lakes, bays, beaches, forests, caves and woodlands. DEP also provides financial assistance to local governments to develop or acquire land for public outdoor recreation.



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Blue Spring State Park - Manatees in clear water

Visit a Spring

Springs offer visitors unsurpassed locations to swim, snorkel, scuba dive, and observe wildlife. Learn about the wealth of recreational opportunities available at springs and locate a spring near you.

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