Conservation Parks and Boat Launch Passes

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Hillsborough County's Annual Conservation Parks Pass program and our boat ramp pass program allows participants to enjoy the area's best parks and surrounding waters year round without having to pay a fee each time they visit.

Fees

  • $50 - Individual Annual Conservation Parks Pass entrance pass hang tag
    • Hillsborough County Residents who are 100% disabled receive a 50% discount on the issuance of annual park individual entrance passes
    • First Responders living, or working, in Hillsborough County receive a 25% discount on the issuance of annual park individual entrance passes
    • All BOCC Employees and Hillsborough County residents age 65 and older also receive a 25% discount on the issuance of annual park individual entrance passes
    • Must provide proof of disability, residency, and/or age
    • Please be advised that, because of eligibility requirements, discounted* pass purchases must be completed in person at one of our administrative offices
  • $100 - Family Annual Conservation Parks entrance pass hang tag (up to 8 people in one vehicle)
    • Hillsborough County Residents who are 100% disabled receive a 50% discount on the issuance of annual park family entrance passes
    • First Responders living, or working, in Hillsborough County receive a 25% discount on the issuance of annual park family entrance passes
    • All BOCC Employees and Hillsborough County residents age 65 and older also receive a 25% discount on the issuance of annual park individual entrance passes
    • Must provide proof of disability, residency, and/or age
    • Please be advised that, because of eligibility requirements, discounted* pass purchases must be completed in person at one of our administrative offices
  • $100 - Annual boat launch pass hang tag 
    • Hillsborough County Residents who are 100% disabled receive a 50% discount on the issuance of annual park family entrance passes
    • First Responders living, or working, in Hillsborough County receive a 25% discount on the issuance of annual park family entrance passes
    • Must provide proof of disability and residency
    • Please be advised that, because of eligibility requirements, discounted* pass purchases must be completed in person at one of our administrative offices
  • *Free - Annual park entry hang tags and boat ramp hang tags are available for veterans who meet the following requirements:
    • live in Hillsborough County
    • honorably discharged and have a service-connected disability
    • Surviving spouses and parents of deceased members of the Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves who have fallen in combat are also eligible for this benefit
    • Park passes and boat ramp passes are two separate passes - if you need both, you must indicate that when requesting the passes
      • Must provide proof of service connected disability and residency
    • Free annual park entry passes do not include charges for other services, such as camping, canoe rentals and boat ramps
    • Free boat ramp passes only include the use of county boat ramps and do not provide entry into parks or cover charges for camping or canoe rentals
      • Must provide boaters registration for free boat ramp pass
  • *Save 25 percent on your annual park pass if you are a Hillsborough County resident who is an active duty member or honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves

*For all free or discounted passes - you must go in-person to either the Branchton or Bell Creek Administrative Office locations (see addresses below). You cannot get free or discounted passes at any other location.

Things To Consider

  • You must go to either the Branchton or Belll creek administrative office to get free and/or discounted passes
    • See the fees above for eligibility requirements for free and discounted passes
    • Free and discounted passes are not available online or at any other location other than the administrative offices
  • All passes are hangtags and are transferable from vehicle to vehicle
  • For more information call: (813) 987-6240 or (813) 672-7876

How It Works

  1. Select the park pass that is right for you
  2. Purchase it online or download and complete the Annual Entrance Pass/Boat Launch Form
    • Create an account to purchase passes online
    • The downloadable form is an Adobe fillable form and can't be viewed in some versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers. To fill it out either:
      • Download the form and view it in the Acrobat Adobe Reader or another PDF reader
      • Use Internet Explorer or a compatible browser
  3. Pay using any of these methods:
    • Online with a credit card
      • You will get a receipt to print out that will act as a temporary pass until your actual pass is mailed to you
    • Visit the one of the Conservation Parks administrative offices Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM for all pass types (individual park, family park, boat launch, free, discounted)
      • Bell Creek Office (The inside of our office is closed to the public, but you can still apply for free and discounted park passes at a table outside the front door. The nature preserve is open and available to the public.)
        10940 McMullen Road
        Riverview, FL 33569
        Phone: (813) 672-7876
      • Branchton Office
        15502 Morris Bridge Road
        Thonotosassa, FL 33592
        Phone: (813) 987-6240
    • Visit one of the following parks during normal park hours for full-priced individual park, family park and boat launch passes (hours vary, click on park location page):
    • Mail the form with a check, money order or credit card information to the Branchton Office
      • Your pass will be mailed to you
    • Fax the form and credit card payment information to (813) 987-6271
      • Your pass will be mailed to you

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