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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

On our last trip in April, we were determined to finally take a long promised trip to see the Manatees in their natural environment, so we did some research and decided to visit a recommended area, Crystal Springs and The Homosassa Springs area in We...
Viewed 1983 times since 23 March 2012.

Dry Tortugas National Park – What’s on Offer

Bearing in mind it is remotely situated some seventy miles from Key West in the Gulf of Mexico and is only accessible by cruise ship it is not surprising that a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park can be considered to be quite an adventure. Th...
Viewed 2137 times since 16 October 2010.

Bulow Creek State Park and Historic Plantation House.

Florida’s State Parks cover a massive 700, 000 acres, approximately the size of England’s Peak National Park plus Exmoor and Dartmoor. As there are over 160 state parks to visit in Florida, each with its own special charm and beauty, it would take th...
Viewed 2303 times since 19 September 2010.

Tomoko State Park

Tomoko State Park is located 3 miles north of Ormond Beach in Volusia County. As in most cases, this area was once occupied by Native Americans who would have been drwan to the area for its rich fishing opportunities. Later, in the seventeen hundreds...
Viewed 2852 times since 11 August 2009.

Topsail State Preserve

Topsail Hill State Preserve is situated on Santa Rosa Beach which is 10 miles east of Destin. This is an the romantically named Scenic Highway. There are over 1600 acres to enjoy at this State Park and it is named after the highest dune If yo...
Viewed 2120 times since 11 August 2009.

Washington Oaks...A History

Washington Oaks State Park is situated in Palm Coast in North Ocean Shore Road. You will not be amazed to hear that this site was once occupied by the Native American. In fact their midden forms a hill at the park today. Middens (or mounds) w...
Viewed 2533 times since 15 March 2009.

Central Florida’s State Parks

Despite Florida having over 160 State Parks they are not nearly as well known, to the average traveller, as the National Parks such as the Everglades or the ever-popular theme parks of Orlando. However the Florida State Parks cover approximately 700,...
Viewed 3061 times since 28 February 2009.

Werner Boyce Salt Springs

Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park is in Port Richey, west Pascoe County on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Werner Boyce covers something over 3, 400 acres (some under water) and some sea front (about 4 miles) Only 600 acres are upland, the rest...
Viewed 2526 times since 22 February 2009.

Yellow Bluff

Yellow Bluff Historic State Park is situated in North Jacksonville. This park is quite small and encompasses only one point three acres on the north side of St John River. The terrain varies from flat to gently rolling and is all sand. Yellow...
Viewed 2474 times since 22 February 2009.

Windley Key Fossil Reef: A history

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park is situated quite close to Islamorada at m. m. 85. 5 on Windley Key. The rubbish tips known as middens reveal that this area was occupied by various Native American groups in times gone by. Viewed 2607 times since 7 February 2009.

YULEE SUGAR MILLS

Yulee Sugar Mills Ruins State Park is situated on Tiger Tail Island on Crystal River about 3 miles west of the City of Homossassas. This mill was once owned by David Levy Yulee and covered over 5000 acres. The plantation grew various kinds of...
Viewed 2351 times since 6 February 2009.

YELLOW RIVER MARSH

Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park is one mile north of intersection of the C. R. 191 and the C. R. 281. This is where the Blackwater Bay and the Escombia Bay are separated by Garcon Point. This area was occupied for centuries by the Nati...
Viewed 2362 times since 6 February 2009.

Suwanee River State PARK

Suwannee River State Park is situated on the U. S. 90 about 13 miles west of Live Oak. The Suwanee River runs from Texas to the Gulf Coast of Florida and eventually tips out near White Springs. Back in the day this river was full of p...
Viewed 2510 times since 10 January 2009.

Stump Beach Pass

Stump Beach Pass State Park is situated in Charlotte County on the south end of Manasota Key. This park encompasses 245 acres and became a State Park in 1971. However, it did not get its carpark and amenities til much later in 2000. Many of y...
Viewed 2606 times since 10 January 2009.

St Sebastion River Preserve

St Sebastion River Preserve State Park is situated in Fellsmore on Floridas C. R. 507. Since 1995 the Parks department has been adding more acreage to the site until as we speak it encompasses some 22000 acres (or 35 square miles) The original...
Viewed 2461 times since 10 January 2009.

Florida Panther joins a State Park.

Those of you who have been to Homossassas will be pleased to hear that they have just welcomed a brand new arrival. A Florida Panther has just taken his place among all the happy wild animals that call this State Park home. His name is Don Ju...
Viewed 2571 times since 9 January 2009.

St Lucie State Park

St Lucie State Park is located in Port Solerno under a mile south of the inlet on the intra coastal water way. This is on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. This park is special since it can only be accessed by boat. Once here, you will enjoy the...
Viewed 2508 times since 5 January 2009.

SILVER PARK

Silver Park State Park is situated east of Ocala on the S. R. 35, i mile south of S. R. 40. This is in Marion County. This park covers 5000 acres. The occupation of this area can be traced back 12000 years when it was lived in by the Native A...
Viewed 2282 times since 3 January 2009.

Sebastion Inlet Park

Sebastion Inlet Park is located at Melbourne Beach on the A1A. The first known humans to inhabit the area were the Paleo Hunters. Later, the Native Americans who captured the English Quaker, Jonathan Dickinson, lived here. They were the hunte...
Viewed 5542 times since 3 January 2009.

SKYWAY PIER

Skyway Pier State Park is located to the south and north of the bridge. This is on the I. 275. in St Petersburg. This is obviously entirely one for the anglers among you and the opportunities and location are second to none. They proudly boas...
Viewed 2471 times since 3 January 2009.

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