Not only will county parks (except Deerfield Island Park) remain open this Veterans Day, the five parks with campgrounds will also offer camping specials. The specials apply for all active-duty and honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. armed forces, National Guard, and reserve units.
Written documentation will be required to establish eligibility, along with current personal identification. Rates are for up to four campers, with additional per-camper fees applying (up to six campers total). Pet registration fees also apply.
At Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach and Easterlin Park in Oakland Park, the special starts with a Friday, November 9 check-in and ends with checkout on Sunday, November 11. At Quiet Waters, the $55 fee includes a Rent-a-Tent/Tepee campsite, two one-hour boat rentals, a naturalist-led nature hike, and a pass for one session at the K9 Water Festival at the park's Splash Adventure water park. At Easterlin, the fee - $45 for residents of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties, $55 for nonresidents - includes an RV or tent campsite, a campfire and s' mores, and a naturalist-led nature hike.
At C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Markham Park in Sunrise, and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park in Hollywood, the special starts with check-in on Friday, November 9 and runs through checkout on Monday, November 12. Veterans will receive 25 percent off their total stay during that time frame. The discount rates will be $22.50/site per night for tricounty residents, and $30/site per night for non-tricounty residents.