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In recognition of Parks and Recreation month, Marion County Parks and Recreation will be waiving entry fees from July 25-29 at all fee-based parks except KP Hole and Hope Boat Ramp. The fee for camping at Gores will not be waived.

Escape, Experience and Explore all that Marion County has to offer through Parks and Recreation.  With more than 2,400 acres of active and passive park lands, there are outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages.

While most parks are free, several charge a modest day use fee. Purchase a park pass by clicking the link below to enjoy year round savings to Carney Island, Gores Landing, Hampton Beach, Hope Boat Ramp (available exclusively to pass holders), Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat, Moss Bluff North and South and Ray Wayside Park (Ocala Boat Basin).

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Visitors may reserve a parking space at KP Hole Park on holidays and weekends. The $20 fee will reserve one parking space for one day until 10 a.m., and includes the park entry fee for the driver.

Only eleven spaces are available, and reservations must be made by the Wednesday before the intended visit. Click the reserved parking sign to reserve a space online (type "KP Hole" in the search box) or call us at 352-671-8560 for more information.

KP Tubing package   Reserve your tube for a float down the Rainbow River from KP Hole Park on holidays and weekends. This package includes up to eight people in a vehicle and provides for entry into the park, a parking space, tube rental and shuttle service back to KP Hole Park. This package is available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and is good up to 10 a.m. on the day of reservation. The fee for the driver is $45 and each additional passenger is $25. To reserve your spot today click the tubing picture to reserve your package online (type KP Hole in the search box) or call us for more information at 352-671-8560. Reservations must be made by Wednesday before the intended visit.