Lake Kissimmee State Park

At Lake Kissimmee State Park, Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats have been seen in the park, which is located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie.

Collier-Seminole State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Collier-Seminole State Park features recreational camping with 105 campsites, water and electrical hook-ups, laundry facilities and three bathhouses with hot showers. A primitive backpacking site is also available via the northern trail and a remote primitive camping site on the river at "Grocery Place" is available with reservations by calling the park office at 239-394-3397. Four walking/hiking/biking trails are available but expect limited access during certain times of the year. Please call the ranger station for trail conditions.

Black Creek District North Florida Council

Associated Agency: 
Boy Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.

Anastasia State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Anastasia State Park is part of the Florida Park Service, under the Department of Environmental Protection. Conveniently located in the bustling historic town of St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park also provides beautiful beach recreation. Outdoor educational programs for school groups are offered as well as interpretive programs such as marsh and beach walks with a ranger, and sea turtle and history programs for the whole family.

Dunns Creek State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Over 6,000 acres of pristine land and water south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River makes Dunns Creek State Park home to several unique natural communities, which makes it a great place to recreate. There are plenty of unique trails with abundant wildlife as well as an ADA compliant fishing platform and floating canoe launch. Dunns Creek, in conjunction with Ravine Gardens State park, offers a variety of programs for the public including summer youth camps and family kayaking opportunities.

Ravine Gardens State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State

Ravine Gardens State Park is one of the nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida. Aptly named for the two ravines up to 120 feet deep with banks at 45 degree angles, the ravines were transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration in 1933. Visitors can enjoy the views of the remaining original landscape along a unique system of trails in addition to other amenities including picnic sites, and the Civic Center complex with a large pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms available to rent.

Everglades Holiday Park

This 39-acre park, long nicknamed the "Gateway to the Everglades," is located at the western end of Griffin Road, off U.S. 27 in Water Conservation Area 3. The park offers airboat rides, boat ramps, fishing, wildlife viewing, food concessions, boat rentals, alligator shows, animal encounters, and guided Naturalist Tours. Patrons may also view the beautiful scenery of the Everglades, River of Grass, by hiking around the lake and on the levee adjacent to the park.

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Colt Creek State Park

Colt Creek State Park offers great opportunities for those interested in learning about fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Located in Lakeland, Colt Creek has three natural streams and three lakes that are ideal for fishing. Common fish that fishermen can expect to see include largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. The park’s 3 lakes, Mac Lake, Middle Lake, and Little Lake are approximately 26, seven, and three acres, respectively. At Mac Lake, visitors can also enjoy fishing from the accessible dock.

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Associated Agency: 
Pasco County Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Dept

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park is part of a 16,000 acre Preserve on the West Central side of Pasco County Florida. The park provides a day use area with picnic areas, shelters, pavilions, restrooms, large playground area and access to an extensive trail system. The trail system provides nature hiking, off road biking, equestrian trails and a paved multipurpose trail. The park also offers camping facilities which include 16 primitive tent camping sites arranged in a loop, 3 remote back country camping sites, a group camping area and 8 primitive cabins arranged in a loop.

Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

Associated Agency: 
City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District

Conveniently located less than two miles from downtown Sarasota, Arlington Park was selected as one of the South Florida locations on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. This city park offers residents and visitors a 50-meter lap pool, 25-yard instructional pool, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, tennis courts, playground, outdoor fitness gym, ½-mile walking trail and dog park. This park is owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District. Diverse recreational as well as aquatic programs are offered year round.

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