State Parks in Florida (191)

Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
Take a step back in time and explore some of Florida’s rich history found deep within the flatwoods of Volusia County, accessible from the west bank of the Tomoka River. The Addison Blockhouse, a sma
Alafia River State Park
Lithia, FL
Standing out from the relatively flat topography of Central Florida is Alafia River State Park, a reclaimed phosphate mine with some of the most radical elevation changes in the state. This makes it a
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Tallahassee, FL
A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, secret garden, reflection pool, walled garden, and hundreds of camellias and azaleas. The beautiful ornamental g
Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
Haines City, FL
Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, Catfish Creek Preserve covers more than 8,000 acres of scrub, sandhill and flatwoods in addition to 65 acres of submerged land. The preserve offers six m
Amelia Island State Park
Jacksonville, FL
An easy drive from Jacksonville or Fernandina Beach, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes and coastal mari
Anastasia State Park
St Augustine, FL
More than 1,600 acres of unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks and ancient sand dunes make this a captivating destination for visitors. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Single
Anclote Key Preserve State Park
Tarpon Springs, FL
Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, the park is accessible only by private boat or ferry service. Enjoy the blue-green Gulf of Mexico waters that lap gently along the sandy beaches o
Avalon State Park
Fort Pierce, FL
Avalon has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beachfront. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles such as the loggerhead, Atlantic
Bahia Honda State Park
Big Pine Key, FL
On the way to Key West, Bahia Honda offers the awestruck traveler the chance to ask “do I need to travel any farther?” Henry Flagler’s bold effort to build a railroad to Key West in the early 1900s t
Bald Point State Park
Alligator Point, FL
Some of the most picturesque areas along North Florida's Gulf Coast are found within the park, which supports over 4,000 upland acres. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee
Baseline Road Trailhead
Ocala, FL
Two trails provide visitors the opportunity to experience a paved urban trail or escape to a secluded multi-use trail. The Greenway's Southeast 64th Avenue Trailhead provides parking and access to th
Beker - South Fork
Parrish, FL
South Fork is located in Manatee County about 11 miles east of the town of Parrish and consists of 1,124 acres. The park is divided in half by the southeast-to-northwest flowing South Fork of the Li
Beker - Wingate Creek
Myakka City, FL
Located in Manatee County about 25 miles east of Bradenton, Beker - Wingate Creek consists of 614 acres of uplands including scrub, scrubby flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, and baygall and bottomland fores
Big Lagoon State Park
Pensacola, FL
Natural communities, ranging from saltwater tidal marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Think of Big Lagoon State Park as a gat
Big Shoals State Park
White Springs, FL
Big Shoals State Park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River afford outstanding vistas not found anywhere else in F
Big Talbot Island State Park
Jacksonville, FL
Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve, providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching and photography. E
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Key Biscayne, FL
Experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay from atop the historic 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse. Cape Florida has long served as a beacon for freedom - from Seminole Indians
Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Milton, FL
This westernmost state rail-trail winds through the historic town of Milton. The more than nine miles of paved trail offer an enjoyable trip through a quaint North Florida town and out into the count
Blackwater River State Park
Holt, FL
Blackwater River boasts an incredible array of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, many centered around the park’s namesake waterway. Despite its name — Blackwater, or the original Oka-lusa (water
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
The refreshing 72-degree waters of Blue Spring greet visitors at this gem along the St. Johns River. Conservation measures can produce astounding results. In 1970, two years before Blue Spring State
Buckman Lock - St. Johns Loop North & South
Palatka, FL
The Lock was constructed during the mid to late 1960s as part of the former Cross Florida Barge Canal project. This project was deauthorized in 1992 by the U.S. government and the state of Florida wh
Bulow Creek State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
Bulow Creek protects nearly 5,600 acres, more than 1,500 of which are submerged lands. The highlight of Bulow Creek is one of the largest remaining stands of southern live oak forest along Florida's
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Flager Beach, FL
The 150 acres of Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a monument to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in East Florida. In 1836, the Second Seminole War swept away the prosperous Bulow Plantation wher
Caladesi Island State Park
Dunedin, FL
One of the few untouched islands along the Gulf Coast, Caladesi Island State Park is accessible only by boat, but is worth the extra effort. Whether it is a stroll along the island’s pristine beaches
Camp Helen State Park
Panama City Beach, FL
Camp Helen is a place where visitors can explore an environment rich in natural and cultural resources. The park is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and by Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake i
Cayo Costa State Park
Captiva, FL
Cayo Costa State Park protects the Charlotte Harbor Estuary and provides visitors with a majestic piece of untouched Florida. An unspoiled Gulf Coast island evokes images of wind-shaped trees, dunes,
Cedar Key Museum State Park
Cedar Key, FL
Cedar Key Museum offers guests a chance to go back in time to experience the history of the area. Cedar Key Museum State Park encompasses 18 acres and offers an opportunity to imagine yourself as nat
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Cedar Key, FL
Twelve natural communities provide splendid opportunities for wildlife observation along miles of trails. Located five miles east of Cedar Key, the reserve is over 5,000 acres with much to explore. I
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Punta Gorda, FL
The park is composed of 45,387 acres and protects more than 100 miles of shoreline along Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte and Lee counties. It is the third largest Florida State Park. Visitors can take
Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park
Ruskin, FL
Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park is a series of islands in the southeast region of Tampa Bay. The islands are located in the mouth of the Little Manatee River and extend southward along the shore of
Collier-Seminole State Park
Naples, FL
Collier-Seminole State Park is now open with limited recreation use. Please refer to the park Safety Update at the top of this page for further information. Thank you. Park Admission - Vehicle Park
Colt Creek State Park
Lakeland, FL
Colt Creek State Park includes more than 5,000 acres of native Central Florida habitat, a place to explore the natural communities and wildlife that make our park special. Comprised of large strands
Constitution Convention Museum State Park
Port St Joe, FL
The Constitution Convention Museum highlights Florida's first constitution, which was drafted in the town of St. Joseph. The town of St. Joseph, which lasted only nine years, was a boomtown in 1835
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River, FL
A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre, pre-Columbian site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area and a substantial midden. The six-mound complex is one of the longest continuous
Crystal River Preserve State Park
Crystal River, FL
Discover one of Florida's most productive and biologically diverse estuaries, where freshwater from stunning spring-fed rivers mixes with the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico. Crystal River Preserve
Curry Hammock State Park
Marathon, FL
Striking in its seclusion along a stretch of the Keys known for development, this untarnished sanctuary will entice even the most seasoned travelers. Halfway between Key Largo and Key West sits 1,000
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Bushnell, FL
Visitors are drawn here for its history and to discover so much more, from ancient oaks and verdant pine flatwoods to a variety of events, programs and hands-on craft classes offered throughout the ye
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
Key Largo, FL
Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States. The park is home to 84 protected species o
De Leon Springs State Park
De Leon Springs, FL
Offering visitors a Florida experience that blends its recreational swimming area with its fascinating history. Once called Acuera, or “Healing Waters,” by Mayaca Indians who inhabited the area, De L
Deer Lake State Park
Santa Rosa, FL
This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide, and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern ma
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Naples, FL
This popular destination boasts one of the most pristine stretches of beaches in the world. Every day, this tropical beach paradise beckons visitors to enjoy vast peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Gainesville, FL
This National Natural Landmark has attracted curious visitors since the 1880s. In the midst of North Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a minia
Don Pedro Island State Park
Placida, FL
Beautiful Don Pedro Island State Park is part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Florida's Gulf Coast. Located between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro Isla
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
St George Island, FL
On a barrier island fronting historic Apalachicola Bay, this park offers visitors a little strip of paradise. St. George is a favorite destination for beachgoers, birdwatchers and anglers, offering s
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Dania Beach, FL
This beachside park just south of Port Everglades is the last example of an undeveloped coastal ecosystem in Broward County. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Single Occupant or Motorcycle
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Dania Beach, FL
This beachside park just south of Port Everglades is the last example of an undeveloped coastal ecosystem in Broward County. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Single Occupant or Motorcycle
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
Newberry, FL
Experience farm life as it was more than a century ago – plow the garden, pump water, grind corn and feed the chickens Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is a one-of-a-kind, aut
Dunnellon Trail
Dunnellon, FL
The trail captures the look of the former historic railroad bridges that were built here in the late 1800s. When phosphate was discovered in Dunnellon, it enjoyed its boomtown days that are still cel
Dunns Creek State Park
Pomona Park, FL
Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, more than 6,200 acres of natural communities are represented in Dunns Creek State Park. These natural communities include sandhills covered with
Econfina River State Park
Lamont, FL
Nestled along the northern Gulf Coast, this park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes. The Econfina River meanders like a dark ribbon through pine flatwoods and oak-palm forests, to broad expanses
Eden Gardens State Park
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Eden Gardens includes 163 acres of land that was part of the historic Wesley homestead. The focal point of this park is a beautifully renovated two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap-aro
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Crawfordville, FL
Home of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, the sapphire water of Wakulla Springs boasts manatees, alligators and a host of diverse wildlife that can be viewed from a riverboat or the
Egmont Key State Park
St. Petersburg, FL
Although this park is primarily a wildlife refuge, it can be a personal refuge - a place to relax and collect shells along secluded, pristine beaches. Accessible only by boat, Egmont Key has a unique
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
Discover the wild side of Florida with the endangered Florida panther, red wolves, manatees and whooping cranes, plus black bears, bobcats and, of course, alligators. When Homosassa Springs was a pop
Estero Bay Preserve State Park
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Share the trails with a wide variety of native plants and animal species. The preserve is accessible from two land locations: the Winkler Point entrance in Fort Myers and the Estero River Scrub entra
Eureka West Recreation Area
Fort McCoy, FL
Located approximately 4 miles east of Fort McCoy on the north side of County Route 316, the Eureka West Recreation Area has parking, a single-lane boat ramp, picnic pavilion and an accessible fishing
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Copeland, FL
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is the largest state park in Florida and is home to a variety of plant and animal species that can be found nowhere else in the continental United States. The
Falling Waters State Park
Chipley, FL
Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot-deep, 20-foot-wide cylindrical pit into
Fanning Springs State Park
Fanning Springs, FL
Located along the meandering Suwannee River, Fanning Springs is an inviting source of cool, clear crisp water that has attracted people for thousands of years. Fanning Springs produces 65 million gal
Faver-Dykes State Park
St Augustine, FL
Come out to the park and relax along Pellicer Creek, take a walk on the nature trail, enjoy a picnic or stay in the campground. Faver-Dykes State Park is conveniently located on the outskirts of St.
Felburn Park
Crystal River, FL
Felburn Park is an approximately 140-acre property owned by the private nonprofit Felburn Foundation and is leased to the state of Florida to manage as part of the Cross Florida Greenway. The park, lo
Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park
Fernandina Beach, FL
Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park sits atop a bluff along the Amelia River in the town of Fernandina, on the northern end of Amelia Island. It is the historic site of Fort San Carlos, a Spanish f
Florida Caverns State Park
Marianna, FL
Cool air, the sound of dripping water, a visual array of mystifying stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and draperies - this is what greets visitors when they explore the otherworldly depths of Flori
Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Key Largo, FL
Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT) features more than 90 linear miles of existing trail paved in segments along a planned 106-mile corridor from Key Largo to Key West. From a locally inspir
Forest Capital Museum State Park
Perry, FL
The importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s. The museum celebrates that heritage. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured fr
Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach, FL
History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy exploring the unique natural and historic resources of this pristine park. Park Adm
Fort Cooper State Park
Inverness, FL
With over 700 acres of nature at its best, Fort Cooper offers a spot for relaxing, hiking, studying nature and learning about Florida's rich history. Lake Holathlikaha is popular for fishing and boat
Fort Foster State Historic Site
Thonotosassa, FL
Fort Foster State Historic Site is a reproduction of a fort originally built on the same grounds in December 1836 by Col. William S. Foster and his 430 men. Fort Foster State Historic Site is part of
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
Jacksonville, FL
Native Americans feasted here, colonists built a fort, and the smart set of the 1920s came for vacations. A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort
Fort Mose Historic State Park
St Augustine, FL
Fort Mose Historic State Park is a 40-acre waterfront historic site. The park offers picnic areas, observation and birding boardwalk, kayak launch boardwalk, a visitor center and museum. Many educat
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
Fort Pierce, FL
The shores and coastal waters at this park provide an abundance of recreational opportunities. The breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach welcomes visitors for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and sc
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Key West, FL
A true one-of-a-kind experience, visiting Fort Taylor not only provides a magnificent natural setting to birdwatch or swim, but also to immerse yourself in U.S. history. On the southern edge of Key W
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Niceville, FL
A former WWII gunnery and bombing practice range has been transformed into a stunning natural landscape shaded by longleaf pines, some over 300 years old. This beautiful park’s centerpiece is Rocky B
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail stretches 16 miles from the city of Gainesville's Boulware Springs Park through the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and other local and state conservation lands.
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach, FL
Gamble Rogers is a small park tucked gently between the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. This 145-acre park located on barrier island is named for Florida folk singer and s
Gasparilla Island State Park
Boca Grande, FL
Separated from the mainland by Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, this island is part of a chain of Gulf Coast barrier islands. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Bicycle & Pedestrian T
General James A. Van Fleet State Trail
Polk City, FL
Officially designated as part of Florida's Statewide System of Greenways and Trails and is one of Florida's most rural, paved rail-trails. Also designated as a National Recreation Trail®, the Van Fle
George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park
Fernandina Beach, FL
Located in Jacksonville, this mile-long, pedestrian-only fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound and provides access to one of the best fishing areas in Northeast Florida. Anglers catch a variety of fish,
Grayton Beach State Park
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Soaking in warm gulf breezes while relaxing on pristine Grayton Beach might be the main attraction, but that’s only one aspect to this gorgeous park. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Single
Haw Creek Preserve State Park
Seville, FL
Haw Creek Preserve State Park offers a serene paddleway on a pristine blackwater creek through an old Florida cypress swamp that leads to Crescent Lake. The park can be accessed by launching a boat,
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin, FL
Enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes where basking in the Florida sun or wading into warm Gulf waters is the order of each and every day. No need to daydream — Hender
Highlands Hammock State Park
Sebring, FL
Supporting a beautiful yet delicate ecosystem, central Florida’s Highlands Hammock possesses a unique and richly divergent collection of plant and animal life. As the park with more rare and endemic
Hillsborough River State Park
Thonotosassa, FL
Just minutes from downtown Tampa, this diverse park offers a refuge from city life with seven miles of nature trails and wonderful wildlife viewing. Come visit a breathtaking oasis of natural and his
Historic Santos Recreation Area
Ocala, FL
Located on the site of a historic African-American community, the recreation area continues to serve descendants of the original settlers. Many of the settlers were displaced in the mid-1930s to make
Honeymoon Island State Park
Dunedin, FL
A short drive from Tampa, beautiful Honeymoon Island offers visitors an escape from the bustle of city life. One of Florida’s best-loved state parks, Honeymoon Island has more than four miles of beac
Hontoon Island State Park
DeLand, FL
This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence o
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale’s “Central Park” was gifted to the city by Hugh Taylor Birch, for whom the urban oasis is named. The ocean-side city of Fort Lauderdale has a population density of 4,761 people per sq
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Fort White, FL
Traveling the pristine waters of the Ichetucknee River is the perfect outing, whether you’re looking for a vigorous adventure or a relaxing day on the water. Although well-known for its warm weather
Indian Key Historic State Park
Islamorada, FL
In 1836, Indian Key became the first county seat for Dade County. At the time, the tiny island was the site of a lucrative business that salvaged cargo from shipwrecks in the Florida Keys. Accessib
Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park
Melbourne Beach, FL
Located on a barrier island south of Melbourne, this preserve protects the watershed of the Indian River Lagoon. The most biologically diverse estuary in North America, the lagoon has been designate
Inglis Bypass Recreation Area
Inglis, FL
Bank fishing for both fresh and saltwater species is popular at this location. The Bypass Spillway feeds freshwater from Lake Rousseau into the lower Withlacoochee River, which flows downstream throu
Inglis Dam & Island Recreation Area
Crystal River, FL
Lake Rousseau was originally flooded in the early 1900s with a hydro-electric dam. The dam was constructed to provide electricity to power the phosphate mining boom that occurred in the Dunnellon are
Inglis Lock Recreation Area
Inglis, FL
Located near the western end of the Cross Florida Greenway, the Inglis Lock has been non-operational since 1999. The Cross Florida Greenway’s West Zone field office is located here with staff who prim
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
North Palm Beach, FL
A unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest, this barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park's nature
John Gorrie Museum State Park
Apalachicola, FL
A young physician named John Gorrie moved to Apalachicola in the early 1830s when it was a prominent port of trade, commerce and shipping in Florida. Gorrie was deeply involved in his adopted communi
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Key Largo, FL
Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is one of a kind, offering an amazing glimpse into the underwater world. Renowned for being the country’s first undersea park, John Pennekamp Coral Re
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Hobe Sound, FL
Sixteen distinct natural communities create the mosaic that is Jonathan Dickinson, the largest state park in Southeast Florida. Rare environments such as coastal sand hills, upland lakes and scrub fo
Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
Ellenton, FL
This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. It is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. It is thought that Confederate S
Kenwood Recreation Area
Interlachen, FL
Fishing tournaments are held almost every weekend at this location. Tournaments range from small boat events (10 to 30 boats) and up to 150+ boats, therefore making Kenwood the most popular fishing e
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee, FL
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is a breathtaking expanse of infinite grassland. Kissimmee Prairie is a land dominated by the great blue sky. The preserve, part of the Everglades headwaters, protects the
Koreshan State Historic Site
Estero, FL
Take a journey back in time at Koreshan State Park and learn about an eccentric pioneer group. Koreshan State Park offers a window into the lives of a unique and eccentric pioneer group that made its
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
Mayo, FL
Take a dip in the first-magnitude spring, walk the natural limestone bridge that crosses the spring run, or picnic under the shade of the oak trees with their swaying Spanish moss. Fish or canoe on t
Lake Griffin State Park
Fruitland Park, FL
If you’re looking to relax, take a hike or go for a paddle, you’ve come to the right place. Our park encompasses 620 acres and allows visitors to explore in several ways. Anglers or birders may want
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
Tallahassee, FL
The park encompasses six of the seven known earthen temple mounds, with two available for viewing by the public. Our two trails offer visitors a chance to hike within the park. The interpretive trai
Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park
Lake Placid, FL
This park is a quiet 845-acre preserve that provides protection for sand scrub, "Florida's desert," one of the state's most endangered natural communities. Some of Florida's rarest and most imperil
Lake Kissimmee State Park
Lake Wales, FL
Florida's heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida cow hunters in an 1876-era cow camp (currently unavailable). White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, tu
Lake Louisa State Park
Clermont, FL
A natural theme park awaits those with a hearty outdoor spirit. The natural theme park of Lake Louisa State Park showcases a diversity of wildlife, including deer, bobcat, gopher tortoises, fox squir
Lake Manatee State Park
Bradenton, FL
The park extends three miles along the south shore of beautiful Lake Manatee, our namesake. The lake was created when a dam was built across the Manatee River in the mid-1960s. Despite the park’s nam
Lake Talquin State Park
Tallahassee, FL
Nestled on the bluffs overlooking Lake Talquin's southern shore, the park offers outdoor activities for all ages. Visitors will find outstanding freshwater fishing with common species such as largemo
Landbridge Trailhead
Ocala, FL
Wildlife cameras on the bridge, monitored by staff, have captured photos of numerous crossings of the bridge by bobcats, coyote, wild turkey and even Florida black bears. This primary trailhead was d
Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park
Monticello, FL
Visitors to this archaeological site will see Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound which was built between 1,100 and 1,800 years ago. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Bicycl
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
Islamorada, FL
The virgin tropical hardwood hammock that thrives on this island was once common on most of Florida's Upper Keys. In 1919, William J. Matheson, a wealthy Miami chemist, bought this tiny island and bu
Little Manatee River State Park
Wimauma, FL
The Little Manatee River begins in a swampy area near Fort Lonesome and flows almost 40 miles before emptying into Tampa Bay. The river has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water and is part of
Little Talbot Island State Park
Jacksonville, FL
Exploring Little Talbot Island’s undeveloped beach is a unique Florida experience. Little Talbot Island is one of a handful of undeveloped barrier islands remaining in Northeast Florida. Boasting mor
Long Key State Park
Layton, FL
Historically a favorite tourist spot for the rich and well-to-do, Long Key now serves as a tranquil haven for bird-watching, swimming, kayaking or relaxing on the shoreline as you gaze across the Atla
Lovers Key State Park
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Once a collection of secluded barrier islands reachable only by boat, Lovers Key, in recent years, has become a romantic destination for spectacular, beachside weddings. Previously destined to become
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park
Sanford, FL
Central Florida nature exists in its purest form along four miles of the Wekiva River and Blackwater Creek. For thousands of years, Native Americans valued the abundance of wildlife in this area. Thi
Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site
Terra Ceia, FL
This ancient Native American site was the first in Florida to be designated a State Archaeological Site. Karl and Madira Bickel donated the mound and surrounding property to the state in 1948. The fl
Madison Blue Spring State Park
Lee, FL
This crystal-clear, first-magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming and cave diving. About 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and a 150-foot spring-run merging with the river, the spring bubbles up in
Manatee Springs State Park
Chiefland, FL
Manatee Springs State Park proves boardwalks aren’t only for the beach. The park's 800-foot boardwalk runs through a majestic cypress forest overlooking one of Florida’s breathtaking first-magnitude s
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Ocala, FL
One of the nation's largest incomplete public works projects has been transformed into the diverse Cross Florida Greenway, spanning Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River. The
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Hawthorne, FL
Visitors to this old Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life when Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community of Cross Creek. Her cracker-style home and farm, w
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Keystone Heights, FL
One of Florida's first state parks, the park was developed on a 600-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. The extraordinary craftsmanship of the CCC is still evident today. G
Mound Key Archaeological State Park
Estero, FL
Framed in forests of mangrove trees, the shell mounds and ridges of Mound Key rise more than 30 feet above the waters of Estero Bay. Prehistoric Native Americans known as the Calusa were non-agricult
Myakka River State Park
Sarasota, FL
The majestic Myakka River flows though 58 square miles of one of Florida’s oldest and largest parks. In a scene reminiscent of what early Native Americans and Spanish explorers witnessed, arching pal
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
Tallahassee, FL
Natural Bridge is the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida and where the St. Marks River drops into a sinkhole and flows underground for one-quarter of a mile before reemerging. Dur
Nature Coast State Trail
Fanning Springs, FL
The Nature Coast State Trail provides an excellent opportunity to experience natural North Florida. In the early 1900s, trains replaced the steamship as the freight and passenger carrier throughout t
North Peninsula State Park
Flagler Beach, FL
Almost three miles of beautiful, unspoiled Florida beach beckon visitors to this park. Bask in the sunshine, enjoy an afternoon swimming in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean, or try a hand a
O'Leno State Park
High Springs, FL
One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park is located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of t
Ochlockonee River State Park
Sopchoppy, FL
Time stands still on the banks of the Ochlockonee River, where you can still find the Real Florida. Ecological restoration at Ochlockonee River State Park has successfully preserved the beautiful lon
Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park
Okeechobee, FL
Okeechobee Battlefield is the site of one of Florida’s significant battles during the Second Seminole War. The Battle of Okeechobee, fought on Christmas Day 1837, involved more than 1,000 U.S. milita
Oleta River State Park
North Miami Beach, FL
Thirty minutes from downtown Miami, this gorgeous park is bisected by its namesake waterway that winds through a natural oasis. Whether enjoying the 15 miles of off-road bicycling trails or paddling
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Sanderson, FL
This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place February 20, 1864. More than 10,000 cavalry, infantry and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in a pine
Orman House Historic State Park
Apalachicola, FL
Built in 1838 by Thomas Orman, this antebellum home overlooking the Apalachicola River was used for both business and social gatherings. Orman was a cotton merchant and businessman in Apalachicola fr
Oscar Scherer State Park
Osprey, FL
Surrounded by urban sprawl, Oscar Scherer State Park is an unexpected oasis providing visitors with a refreshing escape into natural Florida. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Single Occupan
Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
Keystone Heights, FL
Though still in development, this paved, multi-use recreational trail is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the state. This state trail is warmly welcomed by this northeast Florida regi
Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail
Elkton, FL
The Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail is a multi-use recreational trail along a corridor that stretches through St. Johns and Putnam counties. This 12-foot-wide, 19 mile-long, paved trail runs thr
Paynes Creek Historic State Park
Bowling Green, FL
During the 1840s, tensions between the settlers and Seminole Indians prompted authorities to establish a trading post in Florida's interior, away from settlements. Built in early 1849, the post was a
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Micanopy, FL
Not just found out west, herds of wild horses and bison roam the prairie in this surprisingly diverse preserve south of Gainesville. Paynes Prairie is unique in many ways. Nowhere else in Florida can
Perdido Key State Park
Pensacola, FL
White sand beaches and rolling dunes covered with sea oats make this park a favorite destination for swimmers and sunbathers. Surf fishing is a popular activity and welcomes anglers of all skill leve
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
Ponce De Leon, FL
This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513 - as legend has it - in search of the "fountain of youth." Ponce de Leon Springs' water
Price's Scrub
Micanopy, FL
Price’s Scrub is nearly 1,000 acres and a key part of the proposed Northwest Marion Greenway. Price’s Scrub State Park was purchased to preserve a biodiversity hotspot as well as for the planned conn
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
Jacksonville, FL
Nestled between the beaches and big city of Jacksonville, the park lets you immerse yourself in nature in the pine flatwoods that protect the water quality of the Nassau and St. Johns rivers. The exp
Rainbow Springs State Park
Dunnellon, FL
The history of Rainbow Springs dates back centuries to a time when native peoples regularly visited this lush spring. Although the modern era has seen the land shaped by both enterprising developers
Ravine Gardens State Park
Palatka, FL
Ravine Gardens State Park is one of the nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida. The park has two ravines up to 120 feet deep with steep banks at 45-degree angles. Unlike common gullies, trenches or
River Rise Preserve State Park
High Springs, FL
The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise Preserve State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Su
Rock Springs Run State Reserve
Sorrento, FL
Sand pine scrub and pine flatwoods make this reserve a refuge of natural beauty. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission - Bicycle & Pedestrian Visitors can enjoy bicycling, hiking or horseback rid
Rodman Campground
Palatka, FL
This campground provides optimal access to some of Florida’s finest freshwater fishing. The 9,500-acre Rodman Reservoir is perennially rated in the Top 10 Trophy Bass Lakes in Florida by the Florida
Rodman Recreation Area
Palatka, FL
The upstream reservoir side of the earthen dam, adjacent to the spillway, provides excellent bank fishing opportunities. The reservoir side is known for its bass, bream, catfish and mullet. The Rodm
Ross Prairie Trailhead & Campground
Dunnellon, FL
This area is ecologically unique due to the adjacent placement of the high, dry sandhill community. Located along the southern boundary of the Cross Florida Greenway along the east side of State Road
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Gainesville, FL
Outstanding birding opportunities, the area's best off-road biking, stunning scenery and a rich historic past are only a few of the preserve's highlights. The preserve is named for the Mission San F
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
St Marks, FL
The many different flags flying over San Marcos de Apalache welcome visitors and demonstrate the colorful history of this site, from the Spanish explorers to the present day. The museum at the park d
San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park
Islamorada, FL
This underwater preserve features a submerged shipwreck that is perfect for diving and snorkeling. Part of a Spanish flotilla, the San Pedro was a 287-ton, Dutch-built ship that sank in a hurricane o
Santos Trailhead & Campground
Ocala, FL
Explore some of the best mountain biking throughout Florida, the southeastern United States and even internationally. Santos includes 80-plus miles of single-track diverse bike trails for beginners a
Savannas Preserve State Park
Port St Lucie, FL
Located on Florida's Southeast coast, scenic landscapes within the park represent examples of what some of the first pioneers would see traveling through the area. Savannas Preserve State Park provi
Seabranch Preserve State Park
Stuart, FL
Ancient oceans shaped the physical landscape of this park, allowing a variety of habitats to develop over time. Today, this preserve provides a unique opportunity to experience several different natu
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Melbourne Beach, FL
Surfers from around the globe flock to Sebastian Inlet State Park to ride “First Peak” and “Monster Hole,” but this pristine park is more than a Florida surfer’s paradise. Visitors stroll untouched b
Shangri-La Trailhead & Campground
Ocala, FL
If you are looking for an idyllic spot to go camping during Florida’s mild winters, or if you are looking to hike, bike and particularly to take a horseback ride, then this is your place. Located alo
Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs, FL
Explore one of America’s largest and best loved springs from the park’s famous glass bottom boats and see an underwater world. The main spring is surrounded by serene gardens and historic structures
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
St. Petersburg, FL
When the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier. Anglers love being able to park
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach, FL
With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and St. Andrews Bay on the other, visitors who crave swimming, snorkeling or surfing will be more than satisfied. Theodore Tollofson evidently liked what he saw wh
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
Stuart, FL
This classic Florida barrier island is accessible only by boat, but it is worth the ride. A boardwalk takes visitors across mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees a
St. Marks River Preserve State Park
Tallahassee, FL
Nestled along the banks of the St. Marks River headwaters, this park offers a picnic area and multi-use recreational area plus an extensive system of trails for hiking, horseback riding and off-road b
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
Fellsmere, FL
This park preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, s
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
White Springs, FL
Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, this center honors the memory of American composer Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," the song that made the river famous. The museu
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Englewood, FL
At the southwest corner of Charlotte County, there is a mile of beach where seashells and shark teeth wash up, and anglers fish the surf for prize catches. Visitors come to this secluded beach to enj
Suwannee River State Park
Live Oak, FL
On foot or by canoe, experiencing the park’s historical significance is its own timeless reward. At the intersection of the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers, patches of rain lilies spring up on eart
Suwannee River Wilderness State Trail
Live Oak, FL
This trail is a partnership of locations along the river to provide amenities to trail users. These locations have been designated as river camps, hubs and parks. To begin planning your Suwannee Riv
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
Port St Joe, FL
Stretching 20 miles into the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, St. Joseph Peninsula is a true wildlife haven. The St. Joseph Peninsula is known for its sandy white beaches and tall dunes on the Gulf
Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail
Tallahassee, FL
The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail runs 16 miles from Florida's capital city to the coastal community of St. Marks. Through the early 1900s, this historic railroad corridor was u
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
Pensacola, FL
At over 4,000 acres, Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The carnivorous white-topped pitcher plant is uni
Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
Terra Ceia, FL
This park's 2,000 acres encompass mangrove forests, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and uplands communities. Much of the preserve is in various stages of habitat restoration that is intended to re
The Barnacle Historic State Park
Miami, FL
This beautiful house with a whimsical name dates back to a simpler time. The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of frontier life during the Era of the Bay, when all travel to and from Miami w
Three Rivers State Park
Sneads, FL
Where Florida meets the southwest corner of Georgia, the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers converge to form Lake Seminole, the setting for this peaceful park. Park Admission - Vehicle Park Admission -
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
Native Americans once dwelled here, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating and fishing. Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 160 species sight
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Topsail Hill is named for its dunes, which rise like a ship's sails over soft sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Those same white quartz dunes are responsible for a rare coast
Torreya State Park
Bristol, FL
High bluffs overlooking the Apalachicola River make Torreya one of Florida's most scenic places. Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Torreya is popular for camping, hiking and
Troy Spring State Park
Branford, FL
This 70-foot-deep, first-magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Nestled in the shallow water of the spring run are the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat
Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
Inglis, FL
Accessible only by boat, the sweeping vistas and waterways of the preserve are favorites of anglers and wildlife watchers. Bordering Florida's Gulf Coast between Cedar Key and Yankeetown, extensive s
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Palm Coast, FL
The formal gardens are the centerpiece of our park, with remarkable displays of native and non-native plant species including azaleas, camellias and bird of paradise. The gardens offer visitors a pe
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Spring Hill, FL
Step back in time and enjoy the classic mermaid show, but remember this quintessential Old Florida site is also home to the deepest freshwater cave system in the country and abundant protected wildlif
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Apopka, FL
With emerald springs feeding the Wekiwa River and lush tropical hammocks, this unique park just minutes from downtown Orlando is perfect for observing abundant wildlife or cooling off on a summer day.
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
Port Richey, FL
Visitors can enjoy fishing and paddling the inlets and bayous that wander through the salt marsh. The Salt Spring looks small, but it is an amazing 351 feet deep. Gray fox, gopher tortoises and dolph
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park
Live Oak, FL
Renamed to honor the late world-class explorer, diver, cinematographer and photographer Wes Skiles, Peacock Springs has two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine conditio
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Islamorada, FL
Formed of Key Largo limestone, or fossilized coral, this land was sold to the Florida East Coast Railroad, which used the stone to build Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s. After th
Withlacoochee State Trail
Inverness, FL
At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee State Trail is one of the longest paved rail-trails in Florida. With a generally flat terrain and many access points, the trail is an ideal venue for all skil
Withlacoochee State Trail
Crystal River, FL
The Withlacoochee Bay Trail traverses five miles west from the Felburn Park Trailhead to the Gulf of Mexico, along the southern side of the former Cross Florida Barge Canal. This 12-foot-wide, multi-u
Ybor City Museum State Park
Tampa, FL
Don Vicente Martinez Ybor came to an area of pine scrub and swamp to build what became the "Cigar Capital of the World." From the opening of the first cigar factory in 1886 until the 1930s, Ybor Cit
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
Jacksonville, FL
This site was an important military position during the Civil War. Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War, allowing access to
Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park
Milton, FL
The preserve protects one of Florida's last remaining tracts of wet prairie, including the largest community of pitcher plants in the state. The carnivorous plants flourish here, passively trapping i
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
Homosassa, FL
This site was once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. Yulee was a member of the Territorial Legislative Council, and he served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Sen