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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...
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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...
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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...
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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’...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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LOVERS KEY STATE PARK

Lovers Key State Park is istuated in Lee County, between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach on County Road 865. We once almost lost these 4 barrier islands to the developers in the 1960s and indeed preparation work had already started when commonsense...
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LONG KEY STATE PARK

Long Key State Park is situated on 67. 5, 67400 Over seas Highway in the Florida Keys on Mile Marker 67. 5. It is roughly half way between Key West and Miami. The Calusa Indians were the first known settlers of Long Key followed by the Spanis...
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LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND

Little Talbot Island State Park is located in Jacksonville, 17 miles east of mile post exit 35. 8A. This has been a State Park since 1952 and is one of the last almost undisturbed barrier islands in Florida. This park has an English connectio...
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LAKE MANATEE RIVER

Lake Manatee River State Park is situated on Lightfoot Road, off the U. S. 301 and 4 miles south west of Sun City Center. This has been a State Park since 1987, the land having been acquired by the Parks Department in 1974. Since that time, e...
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LETCHWORTH-LOVE MOUNDS STATE PARK

Letchworth-Love Mounds State Park (formerly Letchworth Mounds State Park) is found 6 miles west of Monticello in Jefferson County. It is famous for its historic mounds. This area was once farm land, but in 1992 the land was acquired to preser...
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LAKE TALQUIN

Lake Talquin State Park is situated between Quincy and Talahasse, on state route 20 in Jack Vause Landing road. It sits on 30, 000 acres made up of 10, 000 acres of lake bottom and 20, 000 acres of up lands. This land was given to the Parks departmen...
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LAKE KISSIMMEE STATE PARK

Lake Kissimme State Park is a good choice if you are staying in the Disney area as you will not have that too far to drive. It is located east of Lake Wales, off the State Route 60. This park sits on 5930 all natural acres of the real old Florida. Viewed 2626 times since 1 September 2008.

LAKE JUNE IN WINTER SCRUB STATE PARK.

Lake June In Winter Scrub State Park is situated Sebring about 15 minutes from downtownn in Lake Placid. It is part of the Lake Wales Ridge whose tall sandy ridges are as a result of having been covered with sea many years ago. This created a string ...
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LAFAYETTE BLUE SPRINGS

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park is located 7 miles north of Mayo, on the Suwanee River (western side) This park sits on around 200 acres and encompasses about a mile of the Suwannee River. There are 6 natural communities here; spring run st...
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