The Florida State Parks System encompasses approximately 158 parks, including everything from museums and cultivated gardens to whole island and immense wild areas. The vast majority are open to visitors and campers. The Florida state park system designates its acquisition into about a dozen categories: Florida state preserves, Florida state parks, Florida state historic sites, Florida state archaeological sites, Florida state museums and others. Florida State Parks are open from 8 a.m. to sunset everyday of the year. However, many museums, visitor centers and historic sites are closed two days a week and their hours may vary. The park entrance fees vary throughout the state and are subject to change. Visit the website below to find the beaches and state parks in Tampa!