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Thousands of people holiday in Florida every month, enticed by the sun, sea and wonderful white sandy beaches. Many Florida State Parks offer pristine sandy beaches, picnic areas, nature trails, shelling and a vaste array of water sports...or with over 1,150 statute miles of coastline and 663 miles of beaches you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery..Here we list some of Floridas' State Parks for your Information.

Amelia Island State Recreation Area
Pristine beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests provide a glimpse of the original Florida

Anastasia State Recreation Area
1340A A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080. Tel:904-461-2033
Anastasia has everything for the active park visitor. Coastal camping, fishing, sun bathing, surfing, sail boarding, swimming, nature trails and picnicking provide endless hours of enjoyment

Bahia Honda State Park
Bahia Honda is unique among other islands in the Keys because it has extensive sandy beaches and deep waters close enough offshore to provide exceptional swimming and snorkeling. Located at Big Pine Key, this park offers camping, fishing, scuba diving/snorkeling, swimming, boating, nature trail, picnic area, showers, and concession.

Big Talbot Island State Park
Canoe routes through the salt marshes, fishing and sunbathing on Nassau Sound shoreline contrast with more active pursuits along the park's historic hiking trails. A truly excellent spot for nature studies, bird watching and photography. You can also enjoy historic hiking trails, canoeing and fishing.

Biscayne National Park
Located near Miami, Key Biscayne & Homestead, FL
Turquoise waters, emerald islands and fish-bejeweled reefs make Biscayne National Park a paradise for wildlife-watching, snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing and other activities

Big Lagoon State Recreation Area
The beaches, shallow bays, boardwalks, nature trails and open woodlands offer ample opportunity for nature study. Fishing brings in redfish, bluefish, flounder and sea trout seasonally. Crabbing and castnetting for mullet in the lagoon are also popular.

Blackwater River State Park
The terrain, plant communities and wildlife are highlighted along the park's three nature trails. Guided walks and campfire programs for park guests are offered seasonally.

Blue Spring State Park
See the endangered manatee in its natural habitat. Camping, cabins, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, and nature trails are also available.

Bulow Creek State Park
Bulow Creek State Park preserves one of the largest remaining stands of Southern Live Oak forest along the east coast of Florida

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Whether it's a relaxing day at the beach, a visit to the historic lighthouse or an afternoon of saltwater fishing, Cape Florida SRA offers visitors an outstanding, outdoor recreational experience.
Youth Camping, Swimming, Picnic, Nature Trail, Fishing, Concession

Cayo Costa State Park
Located at Boca Grande, Cayo Costa State Park has miles of beaches, pine forest, oak palm hammocks, mangrove swamps and a wide array of bird life. This park is only accessible by private boat or passenger ferry. Primitive cabins and tent sites are located on the Gulf side of the island. Rangers are available every Friday at 1:30 PM for their interpretive programs. The programs include turtle walks, shelling talks, castnetting demonstrations, and programs dealing with the history of the island and its people.

Caladesi Island State Park
Dunedin, Florida
Along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, sand dunes line the open beach. Only the hardiest plants can survive here, sea oats, beach morning glory and sea purslane. All this makes an ideal nesting spot for turtles and birds.Here you will find mangrove forestsand wildlife galore.

Collier-Seminole State Park
Naples, Florida
Many species of wildlife have been seen in the park, including several of the state's threatened and endangered species. The brown pelican, wood stork, bald eagle, manatee, roseate spoonbills, american crocodile and the florida black bear are among the animals that make this park their home.

Delnor-Wiggins State Park
Naples, Florida
Separated from the mainland by mangrove swamps and tidal creeks, this recreation area is a narrow barrier island on Florida's southwest coast. Enjoy miles of pristine shoreline and mangroves, the area is excellent for swimming and fishing, lifeguards are on duty daily. Barbecue grills, showers and and picnic areas are also available.

Dry Tortugas National Park
Located in Key West, FL
The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, and its legends of pirates and sunken gold. Ft. Jefferson, the largest of the 19th century American coastal forts is a central feature.

Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
Boca Grande, FL 33921. Tel:941-964-0375
Recreational activities offered at Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area include year-round swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, sunbathing and shelling. Caution should be taken when swimming as there are no lifeguards on duty at this site. Visitors are reminded that it is prohibited to remove live shells

De Leon Springs State Recreation Area
De Leon Springs, Florida
One of the most popular attractions at De Leon Springs State Park is their unique restaurant. Inside the Old Spanish Sugar Mill building you will find people grinding grains on French buhr millstones to make pancake batters, breads and cookies. Each table in the restaurant has a griddle in the center, you will be bought pitchers of homemade pancake batter to make your own pancakes.

Egmont Key State Park
St. Petersburg, Florida
Egmont Key State Park is cooperatively managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. Access to the island is by boat only. The park is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, southwest of Fort DeSoto Beach.

Econfina River State Park
Lamont, Florida
The park has pine flatlands, to oak/palm forests, broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. If its beauty you are looking for this is the place to be.

Fort De Soto Park
Offering 7 miles of beach and recreation area, located within the park you will find an old historic fort. The park also offers overnight camping facilities, lots of barbecue grills and picnic tables under shade pines

Faver-Dykes State Park
St. Augustine, Florida
You will see American alligator in the creek, river otter are also occasionally seen swimming or playing along the banks of the river. The park is well know for its abundance of white tail deer, wild turkey and gray fox.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Recreation Area
Shorewinds Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34949
340-acre park of Atlantic beach, dunes and coastal hammock provides hours of fun. Recreational activities include swimming, surfing, picnicking and hiking on Jack Island trails. A youth camping area is available.

Falling Waters State Park
1130 State Park Road Chipley, FL 32428. Tel:850-638-6130
Falling Waters offers camping, swimming, picnicking and nature trails, which guide visitors through the unique plant and geological formations of the park.

Florida Caverns State Park
Marianna, Florida
Whether itís touring the underground caverns or an exciting canoe trip up the Chipola River, adventure is close at hand.

Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fort staff offer a first-person interpretation of the fort life as in 1864 by portraying soldiers and workers stationed at Fort Clinch. Other park programs include a guided nature walk at Willow Pond.

Honeymoon Island State Park

Haulover Park
Picnic, Barbeque, Concession, Nature Trails, Boat Rental, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Camping, Showers, Swimming and Fishing.

Henderson Beach State Recreation Park

Highlands Hammock State Park

Hontoon Island State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

John U. Lloyd State Park
Enjoy Scuba Diving, Canoeing, Fishing, Boat Ramp, Swimming, Picnicing, Concessions and nature trails here.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kathryn Abbey Hanna State Park
1.5 miles of beach can be found here along with nature trails, picnic areas, bike trails and 60 acres of freshwater fishing lakes. Located on Wonderwood Drive, Mayport.

Lori Wilson Park
1500 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach. Tel:321-868-1123
Maritime hammock and ocean beach access, nature center, playground and picnic area.

Lowdermilk Park
Enjoy 1,000 feet of prime beach with restrooms, pavilion, volleyball, vending machines, picnic tables and playgrounds. The park is located close to many top hotels and restaurants at Gulf Shore Boulevard, South Naples, FL

Lake Griffin State Park

Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Manatee State Park

Little Manatee River State Park

Little Talbot Island State Park

Long Key State Park

Manatee Hammock Park
East side of US 1, Bellwood. Tel:321-267-6422
One of North Brevard's great natural resources, a tranquil place to sit, relax & enjoy the canopy of trees and river's edge with a superb view of Shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center. Camping, boat launch, recreation area, small pool, scenic views of KSC and Indian River.

Ochlockonee River State Park

Oleta River State Park

Paynes Prairie State Park

Peacock Springs State Park

Rainbow Springs State Park

Rocky Bayou State Park

South Inlet Park
The park offers a beach with a jetty and some great fishing. Picnic area, restrooms, showers, and volleyball are also available. Located at Boca Raton

Spanish River Park
This Boca Raton Park offers Restrooms, picnic tables, pavillions, grills, playground, beach swimming and nature trails.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
U.S. Hwy. 41 N. White Springs, FL - Tel: 386-397-4331 Fax: 386-397-4262
Museum. Craft Square features folk and contemporary artists, classes, gift shop. Special events all year.

Sebastian Inlet State Park
Melbourne Beach. Tel:321-984-4852
Three miles of ocean beach are available for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. This is the only designated surfing area in Brevard County and is the number one surfing destination in Florida, hosting several national surfing tournaments every year. Considered one of the best fishing areas in the state of Florida, it is one of the most popular of all Florida State Parks.

St. Andrews State Recreation Area

Tosohatchee State Park
3365 Taylor Creek Road, Christmas, FL 32708. Tel:407-568-5893
28,000-acres of wilderness with 19 miles of frontage on the St. Johns River. Recreational activities including hiking, primitive camping (reservations required), nature study, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and limited hunting with a special permit.

Torreya State Park
Bristol, Florida
The park is named for a species of rare Torreya tree that occurs only on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River. This once plentiful tree was nearly destroyed by disease in the early 1960s and may still be doomed to extinction.

Tosohatchee State Park and Reserve
Christmas, Florida
The 28,000 acres of Tosohatchee border 19 miles of the St. Johns River in east Orange County. Varied and unique plant communities support abundant wildlife, including rare and endangered species.

Wuesthoff Park
Off Barna Avenue, south of SR 50, Titusville. Tel:321-264-5105
A short, pleasant trail through the woods. Picnic tables, small playground, activities building.

Wakulla Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs State Park

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