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Water Parks

Peacock Springs

Peacock Springs State Park is situated in Lurville on 180th street 17 miles south of Live Oak on the SR51. This park covers 228 acres. If you had tried to visit this area over 1000 years ago, well, you could not! In the 11th century the land ...
Viewed 3120 times since 28 December 2008.

PAYNES PRAIRIE

Paynes Prairie Preservation State Park covers an impressive 21000 acres and is situated in Miconopy about 10 miles south of Gainseville. It was the first State Preserve in Florida (having been so designated in 1971) and is geologically unique...
Viewed 3110 times since 27 December 2008.

PAYNES PARK

Paynes Park State Park is situated in Bowling Green on the Tamiami Trail. This is an important area in the history of the pioneer life of Florida. A trading past was built for the Seminole Indians to protect them from aggravation with the set...
Viewed 3769 times since 17 November 2008.

OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD

Olustee Battlefield State Park is situated on U. S 90 50 miles west of Jacksonville and 15 miles east of Lake City. This park is the historic place where the biggest civil war battle took place. The date was the 20th of february 1864 and 1000...
Viewed 3403 times since 10 November 2008.

OLETA RIVER

Oleta River State Park is situated in north Miami at 3400 n. e. 163 street (off the I. 95) This area dates back as far as 5000 B. C. when the Native Americans known as Tequesta Indians made this fertile area their home. This was the perfect pl...
Viewed 3577 times since 10 November 2008.

Oleno State Park

Oleno State Park is situated on the Sante Fe River on U. S. 441 in High Springs. Sante Fe River is a tributory of the Suwanee River. Within the grounds of the park the river vanishes underground only to reappear in the River Rise Preserve Sta...
Viewed 4159 times since 10 November 2008.

Ochlocknee River

Ochlocknee River State Park is located on the U. S. 319 4 miles south of Sopchoppy (yes really! ) and it is the site of the meeting of the Ochlocknee River and Dead River. A literal translation of Ochlocknee means yellow river and it earned t...
Viewed 3720 times since 10 November 2008.

NAPLES......STATE PARKS ON A TANKFULL

If you are staying in Naples then you will want to investigate the new State Parks initiative of One Tankfull Adventures. First on the list for me would be Stump Pass Beach State Park Here you will be in awe of the view of the Gulf of Mexico ...
Viewed 3234 times since 4 November 2008.

Lake Louisa State Park - A Great Day Out

Despite passing it every time we went up Highway 27 we had never visited Lake Louisa State Park so this time we made the decision to go so one Sunday morning off we set. Drive 5 miles north on Highway 27 from Highway 192 and you will find thi...
Viewed 5520 times since 1 September 2008.

The Dry Tortugas National Park

The Dry Tortugas is one of Florida’s three National Parks. Visitors to Florida will almost certainly know of the Everglades National Park and may possibly have heard of the Biscayne National Park, but the Dry Tortugas are much less well known, mainly...
Viewed 4307 times since 1 September 2008.

Beautiful Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park is situated off H27 approximately 15-20 minutes north of the I4 junction. Set in the northeast corner of the Green Swamp, a vast wetland in Central Florida, Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of thirteen lakes connected by t...
Viewed 4221 times since 1 September 2008.

Myakka State Park – part 2

When we had finished the boat and tram trips we decided to have lunch at the small restaurant that is there at present. We had a very good value lunch and shared a large BBQ ribs sandwich, more than enough for the two of us. While we were eating we w...
Viewed 4038 times since 1 September 2008.

Myakka State Park – Part 1

If you are staying on the Gulf coast a State Park well worth visiting is Myakka. Even if you are staying in the Orlando area you could visit here for one or two nights and stay on site, but more of that later. Myakka is one of the oldest state’...
Viewed 3909 times since 1 September 2008.

MOUND KEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

Mound Key Archaeological State Park is located on the I. 75 in Estero and is part managed by The Koreshan State History Site. The park comprises of some 125 acres and started the process of becoming a State Park in 1961. This was once home to...
Viewed 3660 times since 1 September 2008.

MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK

The Mike Roess Gold Head State Park is locted 6 miles north of Keystone Heights, halfway between Gainseville and Jacksonville on S. R. 21. This park encompasses 2000 plus acres on the central ridge of Florida and is set in undulating sand hil...
Viewed 3995 times since 1 September 2008.

Don Pedro – A Florida State Park

Don Pedro Island is one of an extensive chain of barrier islands which skirt the coastline of the Cape Haze Peninsular. Located between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Cars ar...
Viewed 4086 times since 1 September 2008.

Manatee Springs State Park.

Manatee Springs State Park is situated 6 miles west of Cheffand, off the U. S. 90 at the end of State Route 320. This is one on the many State Parks magnitude Springs. This area was once occupied by the Timucuan Indians who were drawn to the ...
Viewed 4155 times since 1 September 2008.

MADISON BLUE SPRING

Madison Blue Spring State Park is located on the west bank of the Withlacoochee River, 10 miles east of Madison close to the GA State line. It was bought by the State from Anna Bruie in October 2000 for $1, 108, 000 (it had been previously sold in 19...
Viewed 3844 times since 1 September 2008.

MADIRA BICKEL MOUND

Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Park is situated in Palmetto, 1 mile south of the 1. 275 on Bayshore Drive. This was the first archaeological State Park site in Florida. Situated on Terra Caerra Island, this park takes in 10 acres an...
Viewed 3640 times since 1 September 2008.

LOWER WEKIVA RIVER

Lower Wekiva River State Park is situated both in Eustis and Sanford; the southern end is 9 miles west of Sanford off S. R. 46. and the north entrance is in Pine Lakes off S. R. 44. This park covers 18000 acres of wet lands and black water st...
Viewed 3827 times since 1 September 2008.

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