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FLORIDA STATE PARKS

When we think of Florida State parks, camping is often the first thing that comes to mind. 

There are a lot of other things to do in addition to camping in these treasured Florida natural resources.

The Old Florida that is rapidly disappearing from our peninsula is being preserved in these state Parks.  When you get depressed by all of the development and traffic, step into a state park.  Their slogan is "the Real Florida".

Most of these parks make wonderful destinations for day trips or weekend adventures.

It is because of these parks that some parts of natural Florida are still alive and well among the proliferation of condos, theme parks, subdivisions and shopping malls that have obliterated much of the Florida landscape in the past half century or so.

Florida State Parks are a Vacation Bargain

By their very nature, they are usually on the Florida back roads and a worthwhile destination for Florida day trips and one tank trips. You will find them listed on this website as tourist attractions, lodging and sometimes for their great beaches.

Camper, tent, woman and boy enjoying a Florida State ParkA Good Time at a Florida State Park

The Florida State Park system says their mission "is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources".

I think they are doing a wonderful job. The parks are clean, the employees are cordial and knowledgeable, and the price is right.

Most Florida state park camping sites are carved out of the surrounding pine woods and palmettos. The campsites are separated from each other by this natural vegetation. The privacy is much greater than in the average private camp ground.

Each campsite usually has an electric outlet, a water faucet, a charcoal grill and a fire ring for campfires.

My $ 60 annual pass gets me into all Florida State Parks - camping not included - for a day visit. An annual pass for a family costs $120.

If I want to camp, the fee ranges from as little as $ 10 per night for Florida senior citizens up to two or three times that for younger adult campers.

I have spent many happy days and nights camping with my kids in a VW Camper. They slept in the top bunk, I slept in the bottom.

The quiet majesty of a Florida State Park is much more relaxing to me than a motel or hotel. It is also cheaper.

Many times while I have been sightseeing in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, I've enjoyed Florida State Park camping experiences that linger in the memory much longer than a motel visit.

Listed below are the addresses and telephone numbers for all Florida State Parks in alphabetical order.  You can learn more about the park by calling them, but reservations have to be made at Reserve America, 1-800-326-3521 or via their website at Reserve America.


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF FLORIDA STATE PARKS


The parks listed in BOLD PRINT CAPITAL LETTERS have FULL SERVICE CAMPGROUNDS.  The parks that are shown as links take you to an article about that park on our website.

Some parks may have no camping at all, or only primitive, equestrian or group camping.

  • Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park
  • ALAFIA RIVER STATE PARK, 14326 South County Road 39, Lithia, Florida 33547 813-672-5320
  • Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309 850-487-4556
  • Allen David Broussard State Park Catfish Creek, 3950 Firetower Rd, Haines City, Florida 33844. 863-696-1112
  • Amelia Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32226. 904-251-2320
  • ANASTASIA STATE PARK, 1340-A A1A S., St. Augustine, Florida 32080. 904-461-2033
  • Anclote Key Preserve State Park, # 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, Florida 34698. 727- 469-5942
  • Atlantic Ridge State Park, c/o Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455. 561-744-9814
  • Avalon State Park, Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34949. 772-468-3985
  • BAHIA HONDA STATE PARK36850 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, Florida 33043. 305-872-2353
  • Bald Point State Park, 146 Box Cut, Alligator Point, Florida 32346. 850-349-9146
  • BIG LAGOON STATE PARK, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway Pensacola, Florida 32507. 850-492-1595
  • Big Shoals State Park, 11330 S.E. County 135 (P.O. Drawer G), White Springs, Florida 32096. 386-397-4331
  • Big Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32226. 904-251-2320
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, 1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, Florida 33149. 305-361-5811
  • BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK, 7720 Deaton Bridge Road, Holt, Florida 32564. 850-983-5363
  • BLUE SPRING STATE PARK, 2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, Florida 32763. 386-775-3663
  • Bulow Creek State Park, 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174. 386-676-4050
  • Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, P.O. Box 655 Bunnell, Florida 32110. 386-517-2084
  • Caladesi Island State Park, # 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, Florida 34698. 727-469-5918
  • Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 850–233–5059
  • Cayo Costa State Park, P.O. Box 1150 Boca Grande, Florida 33921. 941-964-0375
  • Cedar Key Museum State Park, 12231 SW 166 Ct., Cedar Key, Florida 32625. 352-543-5350
  • Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, P.O. Box 187 Cedar Key, Florida 32625. 352-543-5567
  • Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, 12301 Burnt Store Rd. (County Road 765) Punta Gorda, FL 33955. 941-575-5861
  • COLLIER-SEMINOLE STATE PARK, 20200 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, Florida 34114. 239-394-3397
  • Colt Creek State Park, 16000 State Rd 471, Lakeland, Florida 33809. 863-815-6761
  • Constitution Convention Museum State Park, 200 Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. 850-229-8029
  • Crystal River Archaeological State Park, 3400 N. Museum Point, Crystal River, Florida 34428. 352-795-3817
  • Crystal River Preserve State Park, 3266 North Sailboat Avenue, Crystal River, FL 34428. 352-563-0450
  • CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK, 56200 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. 305-289-2690
  • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, South Battlefield Drive, Bushnell, Florida 33513. 352-793-4781
  • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, P.O. Box 487, Key Largo, Florida 33037. 305-451-1202
  • De Leon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd, PO Box 1338, DeLeon Springs, Florida 32130. 386-985-4212
  • DeSoto Site Historic State Park
  • Deer Lake State Park, 357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. 850-231-4210
  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, 11135 Gulfshore Dr., Naples, Florida 34108. 239-597-6196
  • Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, Florida 32653. 352-955-2008
  • Don Pedro Island State Park, P.O. Box 1150 Boca Grande, Florida 33921. 941-964-0375
  • DR. JULIAN G. BRUCE ST. GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, Florida 32328. 850-927-2111
  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry, Florida 32669. 352-472-1142
  • Dunns Creek State Park, 320 Sisco Road, Pomona Park, Florida 32181. 386-329-3721
  • Econfina River State Park, 4384 Econfina River Road, Lamont, Florida 32336. 850-922-6007
  • Eden Gardens State Park, N181 Eden Garden Road, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. 850-231-4214
  • Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327 850-926-0700
  • Egmont Key State Park, 4905 34th Street South, #5000, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711. 727-893-2627
  • Estero Bay Preserve State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, Florida 33928. 239-992-0311
  • Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, P.O. Box 548, Copeland, Florida 34137. 239-695-4593
  • FALLING WATERS STATE PARK, 1130 State Park Road, Chipley, Florida 32428. 850-638-6130
  • Fanning Springs State Park, 18020 N.W. Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693 352-463-3420
  • FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK, 1000 Faver Dykes Road, St. Augustine, Florida 32086. 904-794-0997
  • Fernandina Plaza State Park, 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. 904-277-7274
  • FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK, 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. 850-482-9598
  • Forest Capital Museum State Park, 204 Forest Park Drive, Perry, Florida 32348. 850-584-3227
  • FORT CLINCH STATE PARK2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. 904-277-7274
  • Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, Florida 34450. 352-726-0315
  • Fort Foster Historic Site, Hillsborough River State Park, 15402 US 301 N., Thonotosassa, FL 33592. 813-987-6771
  • Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226. 904-251-2320
  • Fort Mose Historical State Park, c/o Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A S. St. Augustine, Florida 32080. 904-823-2232
  • Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949. 772-468-3985
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, P.O. Box 6560, Key West, Florida 33041. 305-292-6713
  • FRED GANNON ROCKY BAYOU STATE PARK, 4281 Hwy 20, Niceville, Florida 32578 850-833-9144
  • Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, 3400 SE 15 Street, Gainesville, Florida 32641. 352-466-3397
  • Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, 3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, Florida 34222. 941-723-4536
  • GAMBLE ROGERS MEMORIAL STATE RECREATION AREA, 3100 S. A1A, Flagler Beach, FL 32136. 386-517-2086
  • Gasparilla Island State Park, P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, Florida 33921. 941-964-0375
  • George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park, 12157 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, Florida 32226. 904-251-2320
  • GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. 850-231-4210
  • HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK, 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541. 850-837-7550
  • HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872. 863-386-6094
  • HILLSBOROUGH RIVER STATE PARK, 15402 U.S. 301 N., Thonotosassa, Florida 33592. 813-987-6771
  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, Florida 34446. 352-628-5343
  • Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, Florida 34698. 727-469-5942
  • Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, Deland, Florida 32720. 386-736-5309
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. 954-564-4521
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 S.W. US Hwy 27, Fort White, Florida 32038. 386-497-4690
  • Indian Key Historic State Park, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, FL 33036. 305-664-2540
  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 S.R. 703 (A1A), North Palm Beach, Florida 33408. 561-624-6950
  • John Gorrie Museum State Park, P.O. Box 267, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 850-653-9347
  • JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK, P.O. Box 487, Key Largo, Florida 33037. 305-451-1202
  • John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania, Florida 33004. 954-923-2833
  • JONATHON DICKINSON STATE PARK, 16450 S.E. Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455. 772-546-2771
  • KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK, 33104 NW 192 Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34972. 863-462-5360
  • KORESHAN STATE HISTORIC SITE, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, Florida 33928 239-992-0311
  • Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, 799 N.W. Blue Spring Road, Mayo, Florida 32066. 386-294-3667
  • LAKE GRIFFIN STATE PARK, 3089 U.S. 441-27, Fruitland Park, Florida 34731. 352-360-6760
  • Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, 3600 Indian Mounds Rd, Tallahassee, Fl 32303. 850-922-6007
  • Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872. 863-386-6099
  • LAKE KISSIMMEE STATE PARK, 14248 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, Florida 33853. 863-696-1112
  • LAKE LOUISA STATE PARK, 7305 US Hwy 27, Clermont, Florida 34714 352-394-3969
  • LAKE MANATEE STATE PARK, 20007 Hwy 64 East, Bradenton, Florida 34202. 941-741-3028
  • Lake Talquin State Park, 1022 Desoto Park Dr., Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 850-922-6007
  • Letchworth-Love Mounds, 4500 Sunray Road South, Tallahassee, Florida, 32309. 850-922-6007
  • Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, Florida 33036. 305-664-2540
  • LITTLE MANATEE RIVER STATE PARK, 215 Lightfoot Road, Wimauma, Florida 33598. 813-671-5005
  • LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK, 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32226. 904-251-2320
  • LONG KEY STATE PARK, P.O. Box 776, Long Key, Florida 33001. 305-664-4815
  • Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach, Florida 33931. 239-463-4588
  • Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, Florida 32712. 407-884-2008
  • Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site, 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton, Florida 34222. 941-723-4536
  • Madison Blue Springs State Park, 8300 N.E. State Road 6, Lee, Florida 32059. 850-971-5003
  • MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK, 11650 N.W. 115th St., Chiefland, Florida 32626. 352-493-6072
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, 18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, Florida 32640. 352-466-3672
  • MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK, 6239 S.R. 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656. 352-473-4701
  • Mound Key Archeological State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, Florida 33928. 239-992-0311
  • MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK, 13208 S.R. 72, Sarasota, Florida 34241. 941-361-6511
  • Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32305. 850-922-6007
  • North Peninsula State Park, 40 Highbridge Road, Ormond by the Sea, Florida 32176. 386-517-2086
  • Okeechobee Battlefield State Park
  • OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK, P. O. Box 5, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. 850-962-2771
  • O'LENO STATE PARK, 410 S.E. Oleno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 386-454-1853
  • Oleta River State Park, 3400 N.E. 163rd Street, North Miami, Florida 33160. 305-919-1844
  • Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, P. O. Box 40, Olustee, Florida 32072. 386-758-0400
  • Orman House State Park, 177 5th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 850-653-1209
  • OSCAR SCHERER STATE PARK, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Florida 34229. 941-483-5956
  • Paynes Creek Historic State Park, 888 Lake Branch Road, Bowling Green, Florida 33834. 863-375-4717
  • PAYNES PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK, 100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy, Florida 32667. 352-466-3397
  • Peacock Springs State Park, 18081 185th Road (Office - NOT park.), Live Oak, Florida 32060. 386-776-2194
  • Perdido Key State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32507. 850-492-1595
  • Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, 2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455. 850-836-4281
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, 13802 Pumpkin Hill Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32226. 904-696-5980
  • RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK, 19158 S.W. 81st Pl. Rd., Dunnellon, Florida 34432. 352-465-8555
  • Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, Florida 32177. 386-329-3721
  • River Rise Preserve State Park, 410 SE Oleno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 386-454-1853
  • Rock Springs Run State Reserve, c/o Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712. 407-884-2008
  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, 12720 NW 109 Lane, Alachua, FL 32615. 386-462-7905
  • San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks, Florida 31355. 850-925-6216
  • San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, Florida 33036. 305-664-2540
  • Savannas Preserve State Park, Office: 9551 Gumbo Limbo Lane, Jensen Beach, Florida 34957. 772-398-2779
  • Seabranch Preserve State Park, 4810 SE Cove Road, Stuart, Florida 34997. 772–219–1880
  • SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK, 9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951. 321-984-4852
  • SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34470. 352-236-7148
  • Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, 4905 34th Street South #5000, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711. 727-865-0668
  • ST. ANDREWS STATE PARK, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408. 850-233-5140
  • St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park, 4810 S.E. Cove Road, Stuart, Florida 34997. 772-219-1880
  • St. Marks River State Park, 11950 Tram Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 850-922-6007
  • St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, 1000 Buffer Preserve Drive, Fellsmere, Florida 32948. 321-953-5005
  • STEPHEN FOSTER FOLK CULTURE CENTER STATE PARK, P O Drwr G, White Springs, FL 32096. 386-397-2733
  • Stump Pass Beach State Park, Barrier Islands State Parks, P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, Florida 33921. 941-964-0375
  • SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK, 3631 201st Path, Live Oak, Florida 32060. 386-362-2746
  • T.H.STONE MEMORIAL ST. JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK, 8899 Cape San Blas Road, Port St.Joe, Florida 32456. 850-227-1327
  • Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, C/O Big Lagoon State Park Pensacola, Florida 32507. 850-492–1595
  • Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133. 305-442-6866
  • THREE RIVERS STATE PARK, 7908 Three Rivers Park Road, Sneads, Florida 32460. 850-482-9006
  • TOMOKA STATE PARK, 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174. 386-676-4050
  • TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK, 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. 850-267-0299
  • TORREYA STATE PARK, 2576 N.W. Torreya Park Road, Bristol, Florida 32321. 850-643-2674
  • Troy Spring State Park, 674 N.E. Troy Springs Road, Branford, Florida 32008. 386-935-4835
  • Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park, P.O. Box 187, Cedar Key, Florida 32625. 352-543-5567
  • Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, Florida 32173. 386-446-6780
  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida 34606. 352-592-5656
  • WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, Florida 32712. 407-884 2008
  • Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, P.O. Box 490, Port Richey, Florida 34673. 727-816-1890
  • Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, Florida 33036 305-664-2540
  • Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 Ninth Ave., Tampa, Florida 33605. 813-247-6323
  • Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, 12157 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, Florida 32226. 904-251-2320
  • Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park, c/o Blackwater River State Park, Florida 32564. 850-983-5363
  • Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park, 3400 N. Museum Pointe, Crystal River, Florida 34428. 352-795-3817

If tent camping doesn't turn you on, many Florida State Parks have reasonably priced camping cabins.  These are not as plush as a motel room, but are very clean and comfortable.

You need to check each park to see how many people their cabins will accommodate and what amenities are included.

FLORIDA STATE PARKS WITH CAMPING CABINS

Lake Louisa State Park Camping CabinLake Louisa State Park Camping Cabin

Several years ago I camped now and then in my Toyota Prius.  Read more about that here:

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