From Honeymoon Island to Blue Spring, Florida's state parks are natural wonders that remind residents why they live in the Sunshine State.

But exploring those parks isn't free - at least, not yet.

A new bill in Tallahassee would waive admission fees at all 174 state parks for an entire year, starting July 1. Supporters say the goal is simple: to encourage more people to enjoy the beauty of Florida's outdoors.

Still, as the saying goes, nothing is truly free.

Conservationists are worried if the fees go away, the state might look for new ways of raising money, like allowing logging and cattle grazing on state park land.

"There are activities we will do along the way, like logging, that has happened in the parks for over 25 years, that will increase and enhance the bottom line," Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson said.

State park attendance is booming. Every year more than 25 million people pay a visit to a publicly-owned gem, and waiving the entrance fees could cause that figure to skyrocket.

But revenues could take a nosedive, which could lead to a potential crisis. It's a crisis critics say state leaders have been looking for, as logging and grazing could bring in big bucks from private companies.

Julie Wraithmell, a spokesperson for Audubon Florida, says that's money the park system doesn't need.

"Are our schools self-sustaining? Are our roads self-sustaining?," she said. "I mean, both of those things are built infrastructure. Our parks are our natural infrastructure. We don't have clean water and clean air and places to recreate without them."

Still, the money to keep Florida's state parks open and thriving has to come from somewhere, and cutting people a break on admission fees could also open the gate to multimillion-dollar deals.

Right now admission fees, which range from $1 to $10, account for 36 percent of the state park system's revenue. That's a little over $20 million a year.