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COLLIER SEMINOLE STATE PARK

Barron Collier was a rich business man who provided the funding for the Tamiami Trail which goes from Tampa to Miami. He provided one half of this Stae Parks name and the other half honours the Seminole Indians who along with the Miccosukkee Indians ...
Viewed 3869 times since 1 September 2008.

CAYO COSTA

Cayo Costa State Park is located just west of Fort Myers and 12 miles west of Cape Coral on Floridas south west coast. You can only access this beach by ferry (unless you have your own boat! ) which keeps it truly unspoiled. It is one of a c...
Viewed 4023 times since 1 September 2008.

Camp Helen

The State Parks department call Camp Helen their hidden gem and truly it is. Imagine gently rocking in a rocking chair while admiring Lake Helen. Or combing the beach for treasures. Or maybe you feel energetic enough to try the nature trail, whatever...
Viewed 4149 times since 1 September 2008.

BLACKWATER RIVER

Blackwater River State Park is found in Holt off Highway 90. The park opened in 1968 after a year of preparation In 1981 they added another 230 acres to the park making a grand total of 590 acres of natural Florida country for us all to enjoy. <...
Viewed 4207 times since 1 September 2008.

BILL BAGGS CAPE

Bill Baggs State Park is located on Key Biscayne, in south west Florida Coming from Miami take the Rickenbecker causeway and proceed as far as you can go. The beach has been voted in the top 10 for the whole of America but if this is not eno...
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BIG SHOALS STATE PARK

Big Shoals State Park is located in White Springs on highway 135 in North Florida. It is famed for the largest whitewater rapids in the whole of Florida and the 80 ft limestone bluffs which tower over the Suwannee River. It covers a total of ...
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BARNACLE BILLS HISTORIC STATE PARK

Banacle Bills is located in Miami in Coconut Grove; it is the home of the philanthropic yacht designer Ralph Middletom Munroe and includes his boathouse There are dramatic views of Biscayne Bay from the house and you can sit in a rocking chair...
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BALD POINT STATE PARK

Bald Park does not conjure up a very glamorous image does it? But it is a minomer, as it is one of the most beautiful beaches in a state that is loaded with great beach areas. Bald Point is on Alligator Point which is where the Ochlocknee Ba...
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AVALON STATE PARK

Avalon State Park is situated on the A1A, in Fort Pierce, on Florida's Atlantic coast. This is one of the newer Florida state parks and the newest beachfront park. Here you will find more than a mile of absolutely natural beac...
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ALAFIA RIVER STATE PARK

Famous for its cycle trails and 12 miles of shoreline, Alafia State Park is situated in Floridas south west, 10 miles south east of Tampa and in Hillsborough County. There are 20 miles of trails to enjoy all set in an amazing 6000 acres....
Viewed 3771 times since 1 September 2008.

CEDAR KEY MUSEUM STATE PARK

If museums are your thing, then you will not want to miss this interesting State Park. It is situated on the Gulf Coast in Cedar Key. In the eighteen hundreds Cedar Key was a busy port. The museum has a host of exhibits including Indian artef...
Viewed 3240 times since 1 September 2008.

WASHINGTON OAKS GARDEN STATE PARK

If you are a keen gardener, or even if you just like looking at lovely gardens, put this park on your must see list. It is situated in Palm Coast, 2 miles south of Marineland(off the A 1 A) Twixt the Matanzas River and the Atlantic Ocean. the ...
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FLORIDA CAVES STATE PARK

And now for something completely different! Who would associate Florida with caving, but that is just what you can do at this super State Park. This is the only Florida park to offer caving and indeed one of only a few in whole of America.Viewed 4582 times since 1 September 2008.

STATE PARKS - an overview

Most tourists who visit Florida probably never visit a State Park-what a shame! They offer a wide choice of completely natural days out that leave you refreshed after the hub bub of the (wonderful) theme parks! Florida was discovered by Ponc...
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BAHIAN HONDA STATE PARK

We have Henry Flagler to thank for his railway making this stunning island accesible. The beaches are wonderful and you can spot many birds, fish and rare trees, or snorkel, kayak or go boating. Bahian Honda is one of the most southerly stat...
Viewed 3325 times since 1 September 2008.

Lake Louis State Park

Just up the US27 only ten miles beyond the city of Clermont is a beautiful state park of Lake Louisa. This park actually has six lakes, Lake Louisa being the biggest in a chain of 13 lakes connected by the Palatlakaha River (I just love that name! )<...
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ALFRED B MACLAY GARDENS STATE PARK

Should you venture up to the Tallahassee region of Florida, this beautiful State Park is well worth a visit. In 1923, Alfred and Louise Maclay created this stunning garden in their winter residence. Famed for its Camellias and Azaleas, you w...
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TUBING AT ICHNETUCKNEE SPRINGS

Situated in Fort White, this wonderfull State Park is truly unique and famed for its tubing experience The Ichnetucknee River is crystal clear and you can enjoy 3 different tubing routes according to the time available: EXPERIENCE O...
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Blue Spring State Park – Part 2: The St. Johns Boat Trip

Having spent an enchanting couple of hours walking the Boardwalk and watching the aquatic wildlife, we were absolutely captivated by the whole area, thoroughly relaxed and pleasantly anticipating our leisurely 2 hour boat trip down the St Johns river...
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Blue Spring State Park - Part 1: The Boardwalk Area

Kevin and I experienced a wonderful day at this peaceful and beautiful State Park, during a trip to our Florida home, January 2006. Blue Spring is the largest spring on the St. Johns River and the best time to visit is from the end of November throug...
Viewed 4664 times since 1 September 2008.

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