Foster families can now visit Florida state parks for free

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 07:07:37-04

FLORIDA (WTXL) - Families hosting Florida's nearly 13 thousand foster children can now visit any of the state's 174 state parks for free, thanks to legislation passed during the 2017 session.

Additionally, foster families can get a 50 percent discount on camping fees inside state parks.

All you have to do to get the 120 dollar discount is bring proof that you have a licensed foster home, along with proper id, to any state park.

In addition to foster families, parents who adopt special needs are also eligible for a one-time family annual entrance pass at no charge.

The new law went into effect July 1st.