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    Default Vets Get a Break on Florida State Park Passes

    My annual Florida State Park Pass is about to expire and I researched renewing it and found out Veterans and active duty military get a break on cost. So I've posted the info below. I wonder if Veteran Dive Instructors can get a discount on their instructor fees? Might be worth a call to the phone number on the bottom of this post,



    ANNUAL ENTRANCE PASS PRICING
    Individual Annual Entrance Pass $60.00
    Family Annual Entrance Pass
    (up to eight people in a group; only allows up to two people at Homosassa Springs and Weeki Wachee Springs) $120.00
    MILITARY DISCOUNTS ON ANNUAL ENTRANCE PASSES RETURN TO TOP

    Discounts on the purchase of Annual Entrance Passes, or free Family Annual Entrance Passes, are available to those who currently serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces, veterans with service related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the US military who have fallen in combat.

    Please view the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

    The Florida Park Service provides the following discounts on the purchase of Annual Entrance Passes to persons who present satisfactory written documentation which demonstrates their eligibility:

    25% discount on Annual Entrance Passes for active duty and honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard or reserve units of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard.

    Satisfactory written documentation to prove eligibility includes:

    Current military identification card showing the bearer as active duty, reserve, or retired member of a branch of the US Armed Forces, or
    Personal identification (i.e.: driver license, etc.) and
    Most recent DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the named individual's Character of Service as Honorable, or
    Other current official documentation from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs or an appropriate branch of one of those agencies, naming the bearer as active duty, reserve, veteran, or retired member of the US Armed Forces.
    Free for Life Family Annual Entrance Passes for honorably discharged United States veterans who have service-connected disabilities.

    Satisfactory written documentation to prove eligibility includes:

    Personal identification (i.e.: driver license) and
    Most recent DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the named individual's Character of Service as Honorable, or
    Other current official documentation from the Department of Defense, or one of those agencies, naming the bearer as veteran, or retired military, and
    Current official documentation from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs or an appropriate branch of one of the those agencies, naming the bearer as having sustained a service-related disability.
    Free for Life Family Annual Entrance Passes for surviving spouses of deceased members of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard or reserve units of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard who have fallen in combat.

    Proof of spouse having fallen in combat and proof of spousal relationship are required.

    Personal identification (i.e.: driver license) and
    The final DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the date of death as the same date as the date of separation, and,
    Marriage certificate or license, or death certificate showing the bearer as the spouse of the military member who has fallen in combat.
    HOW TO BUY AN ANNUAL ENTRANCE PASS RETURN TO TOP

    Purchase at a Park - Annual Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for the Military Discount or Free Annual Entrance Passes may purchase their Annual Pass using this method.
    Purchase Online - Annual passes may be purchased online using a credit or debit card. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are all accepted. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. The online confirmation page cannot be used as a means of entry to a park. Please keep the confirmation page for your financial records and to provide proof-of-purchase in the case of a lost pass. Those who are eligible for the Military Discount or Free Annual Entrance Passes may NOT purchase their Annual Pass using this method.
    Purchase by Mail or Fax - Annual Passes may be purchased with a check, money order or credit card by mail. Passes may be purchased with a check or credit card by fax. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Those who are eligible for the Military Discount or Free Annual Entrance Passes may purchase their Annual Pass using this method.
    Please fill out and mail or fax a request form to:

    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
    4156 South Suncoast Blvd.
    Homosassa Springs, FL 34446
    (352) 628-1243
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I ain't never heard of anyone wanting to retire to the North'

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    Florida, like many states and the US park system, also offers free admission to veterans with a service connected disability. There's no mention of a specific percentage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jvicent View Post
    Florida, like many states and the US park system, also offers free admission to veterans with a service connected disability. There's no mention of a specific percentage.
    That is nice to know. Thanks for the info.


 

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