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Lake Talquin State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tallahassee, FL 32304 (1.848 miles)

Lake Talquin State Forest is located just west of Tallahassee, Florida and is composed of ten main tracts of land, along with several smaller tracts. Most of the forest adjoins the Ochlockonee River and Lake Talquin, the body of water that gives the forest its name. A wide variety of recreational opportunities await visitors to Lake Talquin State Forest.

Official Website: Lake Talquin State Forest

New Drop Down Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Double Springs, AL 32304 (1.848 miles)

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Official Website: New Drop Down

LAKE TALQUIN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

TALLAHASSEE , AR 32301 (4.320 miles)

In 1927 the Jackson Bluff Dam was constructed on the Ochlockonee River to produce hydroelectric power. The waters held back by the dam formed Lake Talquin, which now offers outstanding recreational opportunities. Catch largemouth bass, bream, shellcracker, and speckled perch. Visitors can enjoy nature walks, picnicking, boating, and canoeing. Nature lovers will enjoy the rolling hills and deep ravines with forests of pines and hardwoods where they may spy wild turkeys, bald eagles, ospreys, and deer.rn

Official Website: LAKE TALQUIN STATE PARK

LETCHWORTH MOUNDS Hiking

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (4.320 miles)

Visitors to this archaeological site will see Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound-46 feet-built between 1100 and 1800 years ago. The people who built the mound are believed to have been members of the Weedon Island Culture, a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 800 A.D. The park offers picnicking, birding, and hiking. A nature trail winds around the perimeter of the ceremonial mound.rn

Official Website: LETCHWORTH MOUNDS

NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (4.320 miles)

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. During the final weeks of the Civil War, a Union flotilla landed at Apalachee Bay, planning to capture Fort Ward and march north to the state capital. With a timely warning, volunteers from the Tallahassee area-Confederate soldiers, met the Union forces at Natural Bridge and successfully repelled three major attacks.rn

Official Website: NATURAL BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32301 (4.320 miles)

The many different flags welcoming visitors to the park demonstrate the colorful history of this site, from the first Spanish explorers to the present day. The history of this National Landmark began in 1528 when Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area with 300 men; however, the first fort was not built until 1679. Andrew Jackson occupied the fort for a brief time in the early 1800s. The museum at the park displays pottery and tools unearthed near the original fort and explains the history of the San Marcos site.rn

Official Website: SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE HISTORIC STATE PARK

LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK Hiking

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32303 (5.882 miles)

More than eight centuries ago, Native Americans inhabited the area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks.rn

Official Website: LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

Wakulla State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Crawfordville, FL 32327 (14.493 miles)

Wakulla State Forest is composed of one main tract in Wakulla County and one smaller tract in Leon County. Explore a range of different ecosystems and enjoy the stunning views of Wakulla State Forest on the Wakulla State Forest Trail System.

Official Website: Wakulla State Forest

EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Camping Horseback

WAKULLA SPRINGS, FL 32327 (14.493 miles)

Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball and is open year-round. A full-service dining room overlooks the spring; lodge meeting facilities offer an excellent place for retreats. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark.rn

Official Website: EDWARD BALL WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

St. Marks, FL 32355 (17.602 miles)

St. Marks NWR, located 25 miles south of Tallahassee along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a well-known oasis of natural Florida habitats for wildlife, especially birds. Natural salt marshes, freshwater swamps, pine forests and lakes provide a haven for wildlife and people.

Official Website: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

ALFRED B. MACLAY STATE GARDENS STATE PARKS Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

TALLAHASSEE , FL 32309 (21.538 miles)

These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay after they purchased the property for their winter home. A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden, and hundreds of azaleas and camellias. Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians can enjoy five miles of multi-use trails winding through the woods surrounding Lake Overstreet, located on park property adjoining the gardens.rn

Official Website: ALFRED B. MACLAY STATE GARDENS STATE PARKS

OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

SOPCHOPPY , FL 32358 (22.543 miles)

This jewel of a park is a great place to get away for a weekend or a weeklong vacation. Picnic facilities and a swimming area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead rivers intersect. Ochlockonee, which means "yellow waters," is a mix of brackish, tidal surge, and fresh water. Pristine and deep, the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Trails allow visitors to explore the park and see the diverse wildlife, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, and natural communities such as pine flatwoods and oak thickets.rn

Official Website: OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK

ECONFINA RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

LAMONT, FL 32336 (23.611 miles)

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, oaks and palm forests to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. Trails lead to a panoramic view of coastal Florida where lush islands, sand dunes left from a bygone era, dot the horizon.rn

Official Website: ECONFINA RIVER STATE PARK

BALD POINT STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

ALLIGATOR POINT , FL 32346 (26.209 miles)

Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Florida’s Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pine flatwoods, and oak thickets foster a diversity of biological communities that make the park a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Every fall, bald eagles, other migrating raptors, and monarch butterflies are commonly sighted as they head south for the winter. Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.rn

Official Website: BALD POINT STATE PARK

Tate's Hell State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Carabelle, FL 32322 (36.715 miles)

Tate's Hell State Forest is one continuous tract of land comprising over 202,000 acres. The predominant hydrologic feature within the state forest is Tate's Hell Swamp, which drains toward Apalachicola River and Bay. Tate's Hell State Forest offers a variety of recreation activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are 35 miles of rivers, streams and creeks available for canoeing, boating and fishing. A concrete boat launch site is located at Cash Creek, with additional launch sites available at locations throughout the forest.

Official Website: Tate's Hell State Forest

Apalachicola National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Crawfordville, FL 32321 (39.349 miles)

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest forest in Florida at 571,088 acres, which includes 2,735 aces of water. The Forest is located in the panhandle of Florida, near Tallahassee. Six watersheds within the Apalachicola provide an abundance of fresh water to streams. rivers, lakes and one natural spring.

Official Website: Apalachicola National Forest

TORREYA STATE PARK Hiking Camping

BRISTOL , FL 32321 (39.349 miles)

Torreya trees are some of the oldest and hardest to locate in the world. The tree was named after famed botonist John Torrey in the 1800's. The trees can be found and viewed easily at Torryea State Park. Come and see history. If you have never experienced camping in a Yurt.rn

Official Website: TORREYA STATE PARK

THREE RIVERS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

SNEADS , FL 32460 (42.408 miles)

Where Florida meets the southwest corner of Georgia, the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers converge to form Lake Seminole, the setting for this peaceful park. Hiking through forested hills of pine and mixed hardwoods, visitors might catch sight of fox squirrels, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, or many species of native and migratory birds. Anglers can launch from a boat ramp to enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in the state, or fish from a 100-foot pier in the camping area.rn

Official Website: THREE RIVERS STATE PARK

FOREST CAPITAL MUSEUM STATE PARK

PERRY , FL 32348 (48.442 miles)

The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida's forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Adjacent to the museum is an authentic 19th century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century.rn

Official Website: FOREST CAPITAL MUSEUM STATE PARK

Seminole State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Donaldsonville, GA 39845 (55.596 miles)

This SW GA Park is located on Lake Seminole along the GA-FL border

Official Website: Seminole State Park

DR JULIAN G BRUCE ST GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping

ST GEORGE ISLAND , FL 32328 (57.675 miles)

Miles of undeveloped beach with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Apalachicola Bay on the other provide the perfect setting for this park. The park offers ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping, and nature study. Two boat ramps provide access to Apalachicola Bay where anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, and Spanish mackerel. Few parks offer better opportunities for gulf coast shelling. Shore birds such as the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, and willet often nest along the park´s sandy shores and grass flats.rn

Official Website: DR JULIAN G BRUCE ST GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK

JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM STATE PARK

ST GEORGE ISLAND , FL 32328 (57.675 miles)

A young physician named John Gorrie moved to Apalachicola in the early 1800s when it was a prominent port of trade, commerce, and shipping in Florida. Gorrie served as postmaster, city treasurer, town councilman, and bank director. Concern for his yellow fever patients motivated Gorrie to invent a method for cooling their rooms. He became a pioneer in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration by inventing a machine that made ice, and received the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. A replica of his ice-making machine is on display at the museum.rn

Official Website: JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM STATE PARK

FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

MARIANNA , FL 32446 (60.117 miles)

This is one of the few state parks with dry (air filled) caves and is the only Florida state park to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.rn

Official Website: FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Apalachicola, FL 32320 (61.790 miles)

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. Ten separate habitat types have been identified: tidal marsh; freshwater lakes and streams; dunes dominated by live oak/mixed hardwood understory; scrub oaks; relatively pure stands of cabbage palm; and four different slash pine communities, each with its own unique understory species. St. Vincent is an important stop-off point in the Gulf of Mexico region for neo-tropical migratory birds. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, sea turtles, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Wood storks use the refuge during their migration. In addition, the refuge serves as a breeding area for endangered red wolves

Official Website: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

ORMAN HOUSE

APALACHICOLA , FL 32320 (61.790 miles)

Built in 1838 by Thomas Orman, this antebellum home overlooks the Apalachicola River, and was used for both business and social gatherings. Orman was a cotton merchant and businessman in Apalachicola from 1840 to the 1870s. He helped the tiny town become one of the Gulf Coast's most important cotton exporting ports during the mid-19th century. The house features details of both federal and Greek revival styles with wooden mantelpieces, molded plaster cornices, and wide heart-pine floorboards.rn

Official Website: ORMAN HOUSE

Big Shoals State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Live Oak, FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Big Shoals State Forest comprises 1,673 acres of the 3,919 acre Big Shoals Public Lands (BSPL). BSPL is managed jointly by the Florida Division of Forestry, Florida State Parks, Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD), and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC). The Suwannee River flows along the entire southern boundary of BSPL. The State Forest portion is located on the northern side of the Public Lands.

Official Website: Big Shoals State Forest

Twin Rivers State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Live Oak, FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Twin Rivers State Forest is located along the banks of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers. There are many natural communities within Twin Rivers State Forest. Among these are sandhill, floodplain, swamp and sinkhole communities. Twin Rivers State Forest is comprised of 14 noncontiguous tracts. Each of the tracts on Twin Rivers State Forest offer many recreational opportunities.

Official Website: Twin Rivers State Forest

MADISON BLUE SPRING Hiking Fishing Boating

LIVE OAK , FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Located in one of Florida´s newest state parks, this crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming. About 82 feet wide and 25 feet deep, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing.rn

Official Website: MADISON BLUE SPRING

SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

LIVE OAK , FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

About a quarter mile past the ranger station, a high bluff overlooks the spot where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Vestiges of history in the park show how important the Suwannee River was to Florida history. Along the river are long mounds of earthworks built during the Civil War to guard against incursions by Union Navy gunboats. Other remnants from the past include one of the state´s oldest cemeteries, and a paddle-wheel shaft from a 19th century steamboat.rn

Official Website: SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK

LAFAYETTE BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

LIVE OAK , FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Lafayette Blue Springs produces up to 168 million gallons of water daily, making it one of Florida's 33 first magnitude springs. Swimming or snorkeling in the spring is a refreshing activity on a hot day; river fishing is also a popular recreation. Visitors can enter the park by boat from the Suwannee River as well as by car. Many visitors enjoy the shaded picnic area. White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Barred Owls are some of the animals seen in the park.rn

Official Website: LAFAYETTE BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK

CONSTITUTION CONVENTION MUSEUM STATE PARK

PORT ST JOE,FL, FL 32456 (70.900 miles)

A boomtown founded in 1835, St. Joseph competed with Apalachicola as a trading port on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The original settlement lasted only nine years, but during its short life the city hosted Florida's first State Constitution Convention. The museum commemorates the work of the 56 territorial delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. Following four more constitution conventions, Florida was finally admitted to the Union in 1845 as the 27th state. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through displays and exhibits of 19th century life in St. Joseph. rn

Official Website: CONSTITUTION CONVENTION MUSEUM STATE PARK

TH STONE MEMORIAL ST JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

PORT ST JOE , FL 32456 (70.900 miles)

With miles of white sugar sand, this park has one of the top rated beaches in the United States. Sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming are popular activities along the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. From offshore, canoeists and kayakers can take in a superb view of the high dunes and sand pine scrub. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. As a coastal barrier peninsula, St. Joseph provides excellent opportunities for bird watching; over 240 species have been sighted in the park.rn

Official Website: TH STONE MEMORIAL ST JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK

Reed Bingham State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Adel, GA 31620 (73.586 miles)

Located in South GA vistors to this park will see an abundance of wildlife such as gopher tortoises, alligators, Bald Eagles, many "buzzards" and lots more

Official Website: Reed Bingham State Park

Kolomoli Mounds Historic State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Blakely, GA 39823 (76.770 miles)

This park located in SW GA is an important archaeological site as well as a scenic recreational area

Official Website: Kolomoli Mounds Historic State Park

FALLING WATERS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping

CHIPLEY , FL 32428 (76.855 miles)

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 which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to the bottom of the sink. The water's final destination remains unknown. Visitors can see beautiful native and migrating butterflies in the butterfly garden, take a dip in the lake, or have a family picnic. Hikers can experience the verdant, gently sloping landscape of North Florida.rn

Official Website: FALLING WATERS STATE PARK

ST ANDREWS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

PANAMA CITY , FL 32408 (87.742 miles)

Well known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching.rn

Official Website: ST ANDREWS STATE PARK

BIG SHOALS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

WHITE SPRINGS , FL 32096 (93.185 miles)

This 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 Florida. When the water level on the Suwannee River is between 59 and 61 feet above mean sea level, the Big Shoals rapids earn a Class III Whitewater classification, attracting thrill-seeking canoe and kayak enthusiasts. A smaller set of rapids downstream is called Little Shoals. Over 28 miles of wooded trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.rn

Official Website: BIG SHOALS STATE PARK

OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

WHITE SPRINGS , FL 32096 (93.185 miles)

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 forest near Olustee. Three U.S. Colored Troops took part in the battle, including the now famous 54th Massachusetts. The battle ended with 2,807 casualties and the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville until the war's end just 14 months later. In 1912, when many living Civil War veterans still attended reunions, the battlefield became the state's first historic site.rn

Official Website: OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

STEPHEN FOSTER FOLK CULTURE CENTER STATE PARK Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

WHITE SPRINGS , FL 32096 (93.185 miles)

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 museum features exhibits about Foster's most famous songs and his music can be heard emanating from the park's 97-bell carillon throughout the day. In Craft Square, visitors can watch demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing, stain glass making, and other crafts, or visit the gift shop.rn

Official Website: STEPHEN FOSTER FOLK CULTURE CENTER STATE PARK

George T. Bagby State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ft Gaines, GA 39851 (93.882 miles)

Located in SW GA along the shores of Lake Walter F. George

Official Website: George T. Bagby State Park

Pine Log State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Ebro, FL 32437 (94.888 miles)

Pine Log State Forest, purchased in 1936, is Florida's first state forest. Pine Log State Forest has 3 named streams (Pine Log Creek, Little Crooked Creek and Ditch Branch) as well as several small lakes and ponds. Pine Log State Forest offers many recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. A campground with twenty campsites can be found at the Pine Log State Forest Recreation Area. All sites are fully equipped with electric and water hook-ups. Restrooms with showers and a sanitary dumping station are located on site. rn

Official Website: Pine Log State Forest

CAMP HELEN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

PANAMA CITY BEACH , FL 32413 (95.308 miles)

The park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell– one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide; in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans lived in the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987, Camp Helen was a company resort for employees of an Alabama textile mill. Natural areas range from coastal dunes and salt marshes along the Gulf to freshwater wetlands and sand pine scrub along the lake.rn

Official Website: CAMP HELEN STATE PARK

EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK Fishing

PANAMA CITY BEACH , FL 32413 (95.308 miles)

The focal point of this park is a beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap-around porch. Surrounded by moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens, the Wesley house inspires visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry. The park is part of the estate owned in the 1800s by the Wesleys, a wealthy Florida timber family. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. The collection of Louis XVI furniture is the second largest in the United States.rn

Official Website: EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK

PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

PONCE DE LEON , FL 32455 (100.553 miles)

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." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily.rn

Official Website: PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK

ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Boating

FT WHITE , FL 32038 (101.389 miles)

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. October through March scuba diving is available in the Blue Hole only.White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons can be seen from the river.rn

Official Website: ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking

FT WHITE , FL 32038 (101.389 miles)

This park has two major springs, a spring run, and six sinkholes-all in near pristine condition. One of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental United States, about 28,000 feet of underwater passages have been explored and surveyed by cave divers. Mature forest stands around the springs represent four major natural plant communities. A nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the twisting tunnels of the caves far below their feet.rn

Official Website: PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE PARK

TROY SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

FT WHITE , FL 32038 (101.389 miles)

The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Spring now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.rn

Official Website: TROY SPRINGS STATE PARK

Stephen C. Foster State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Fargo, GA 31631 (105.157 miles)

"Way down South on the Swanee River, Far, Far Away..named after the song writer S.Foster this park is the entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp

Official Website: Stephen C. Foster State Park

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Chiefland, FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1929 by President Herbert Hoover to protect a breeding ground for colonial nesting migratory birds during a time when market hunters, desiring feathers for the ladies' apparel industry, were slaughtering millions of birds.

Official Website: Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Chiefland, FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1979, is located along the southern edge of the Big Bend region of Florida's west coast, approximately 50 miles southwest of Gainsville. This 54,000 acre refuge is one of the largest undeveloped river delta - estuarine systems in the United States and was established to protect natural ecosystems of the Suwannee River's lower reaches and coastal marsh, as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Official Website: Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

FANNING SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

CHIEFLAND , FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

As a strong 2nd magnitude springs, Fanning Springs provides refreshing swimming or snorkeling on a hot day. Visitors can enter the park by car or arrive by boat from the Suwannee river. Manatees are often seen in the springs during the winter months and occasionally in the summer. White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and barred owls are some of the other animals seen in the park.rn

Official Website: FANNING SPRINGS STATE PARK

MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

CHIEFLAND , FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

A first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs discharges an average 100 million gallons of water every day. This water comes from rain that falls on lands within a 40 mile radius from the spring. Geologically the surrounding lands resemble a sponge, with sand and the underlying limestone quickly transferring rainfall into deep caverns that deliver the water to the spring from every direction, but mostly from the south and east. The spring is a source of life for many species of fish, reptiles, mammals, birds and invertebrates. From November through April, manatees use the spring's life-giving waters for warmth.rn

Official Website: MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

O'LENO STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

HIGH SPRINGS , FL 32643 (110.088 miles)

Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills. As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve. One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river.rn

Official Website: O'LENO STATE PARK

RIVER RISE PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

HIGH SPRINGS , FL 32643 (110.088 miles)

The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Surrounded by quiet woods and huge trees, anglers can spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the river. Hiking and wildlife viewing is also a favorite pastimes for park visitors.rn

Official Website: RIVER RISE PRESERVE STATE PARK

Georgia Veterans State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Cordele, GA 31015 (111.912 miles)

Located in South Central GA this Park was established to honor U.S. Veterans and features a museum with items from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War

Official Website: Georgia Veterans State Park

Osceola National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Olustee, FL 32072 (113.503 miles)

Nearly two hundred thousand acres of the original Florida are waiting to be explored in the Osceola National Forest. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and many more. Some recreational activities require a pass or permit. Please see the recreation section for more information.

Official Website: Osceola National Forest

John Bethea State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Sanderson, FL 32087 (113.686 miles)

John M. Bethea State Forest is located approximately 12 miles north of Glen St. Mary in northern Baker County near the Florida/Georgia state boundaries. This 37,736 acre state forest establishes a continuous wildlife corridor between the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Osceola National Forest. Located within the state forest are 3 miles of river frontage on the scenic St. Mary’s River which is ecologically important and provides river access for recreation activities.

Official Website: John Bethea State Forest

Lakepoint Resort State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Eufaula, AL 36027 (113.967 miles)

This picturesque 1,220 acre park is located on the banks of 45,000 acre Lake Eufaula, otherwise known as the “Bass Capital” of The World”. The park has a lodge, convention center, modern campground, vacation cabins and lakeside cottages, picnic areas, 18-hole golf course and a marina complete with launch facilities and boat slips.

Official Website: Lakepoint Resort State Park

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Eufaula, AL 36027 (113.967 miles)

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 through community support and in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is located on both banks of the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. Named after the city of Eufaula, the refuge offers a variety of wetland and upland habitats for diverse fauna. A prominent feature of the abundant wetlands is Lake Eufaula (Walter F. George Reservoir) and several feeder streams. The refuge's primary purpose is to provide habitat for wintering waterfowl, other migratory birds and resident species; to provide habitat and protection for endangered or threatened species; and to provide wildlife oriented recreational opportunities for the public. The "Blue Goose" symbolizes the national system of refuges established for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife and plants in the United States for the benefit of present and future generations. Eufaula Refuge is one of 550 refuges nationwide. Each one provides a unique piece of a puzzle, securing the necessary habitats needed to protect plants, animals and provide outdoor recreation.

Official Website: Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Point Washington State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking

Santa Rosa, FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

Point Washington State Forest is available to the public for various types of natural-resource based outdoor recreation. The forest is widely used for hunting, off-road bicycling and hiking. The Eastern Lake Trail System consists of 3 double track loop trails. No overnight camping is currently permitted on the forest. There is camping available at both the Grayton Beach State Park and the Topsail Hill State Preserve RV Park. These areas are located adjacent to the forest.

Official Website: Point Washington State Forest

DEER LAKE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

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 magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks can be seen in this coastal dune habitat. Rare plants such as gulf coast lupine, spoonflower, pitcher plants, and Curtiss' sand grass-one of the largest populations found in Florida-are found in the park. Visitors may see splashes of color from summer wildflowers or some of the many species of resident or migratory birds and butterflies.rn

Official Website: DEER LAKE STATE PARK

GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A boat ramp provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie "Middle Earth" look.rn

Official Website: GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK

TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

This park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beach-comb.rn

Official Website: TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK

DUDLEY FARM HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

NEWBERRY , FL 32669 (115.251 miles)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park demonstrates the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid-1940s-through three generations of the Dudley family. An authentic working farm, the homestead consists of eighteen buildings, including the family farmhouse with original furnishings, an 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a functional cane syrup complex. Park staff perform daily chores, raising crops, and tending to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shuckings, and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises, and bluebirds are still seen in the fields.rn

Official Website: DUDLEY FARM HISTORIC STATE PARK

CEDAR KEY MUSEUM STATE PARK Hiking

CEDAR KEY , FL 32625 (115.453 miles)

Picturesque Cedar Key, on Florida's Gulf Coast, was a thriving port city and railroad connection during the 19th century. The museum contains exhibits that depict its colorful history during that era. Part of the collection has sea shells and Indian artifacts collected by Saint Clair Whitman, the founder of the first museum in Cedar Key. Whitman's house is located at the park and has been restored to reflect life in the 1920s.rn

Official Website: CEDAR KEY MUSEUM STATE PARK

CEDAR KEY SCRUB STATE RESERVE Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

CEDAR KEY , FL 32625 (115.453 miles)

Salt marshes on the Gulf of Mexico give way to a succession of swamps, hardwood forests, pine flatwoods, and scrub, providing splendid opportunities for nature study and wildlife observation. The scrub is dominated by species such as sand live oak, myrtle oak, and Chapman's oak, along with rusty lyonia, and saw palmetto.rn

Official Website: CEDAR KEY SCRUB STATE RESERVE

WACCASASSA BAY PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

CEDAR KEY , FL 32625 (115.453 miles)

Accessible only by boat, this preserve is a favorite of anglers because it boasts both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Bordering Florida's Gulf Coast between Cedar Key and Yankeetown, extensive salt marshes and tidal creeks create habitats for saltwater fish, crabs, and shellfish. The park's uplands protect a remnant of the Gulf Hammock that once spanned thousands of acres between the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers. Endangered and threatened species-including West Indian manatees, bald eagles, American alligators, and Florida black bears-live or feed within the preserve.rn

Official Website: WACCASASSA BAY PRESERVE STATE PARK

Providence Canyon State Park Hiking Camping

Lumpkin, GA 31815 (117.732 miles)

Known as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" located in SW GA

Official Website: Providence Canyon State Park

DEVIL'S MILLHOPPER STATE PARK Hiking

ALACHUA , FL 32615 (118.035 miles)

Devils Millhopper Geo Park is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground, and lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink.rn

Official Website: DEVIL'S MILLHOPPER STATE PARK

SAN FELASCO HAMMOCK PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Biking Horseback

ALACHUA , FL 32615 (118.035 miles)

This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions for many species of hardwood trees, including several champion trees. Bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, turkeys, and many species of songbirds make their homes in the 18 natural communities found in the preserve. The park offers outdoor adventure to hikers, off-road bicyclists, horseback riders, and nature lovers. To ensure solitude and quiet for a true wilderness experience, the southern two-thirds of the park is designated for hiking only.rn

Official Website: SAN FELASCO HAMMOCK PRESERVE STATE PARK

Blue Springs State Park Fishing Camping

Clio, AL 36017 (120.588 miles)

Fed by a crystal-clear underground spring, the park's spring pool is the center of attention in this 103-acre park in southeast Alabama. Facilities include modern and primitive campgrounds, picnic shelters, tables, grills, comfort stations, and playground.

Official Website: Blue Springs State Park

Geneva State Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Kinston, AL 36453 (122.953 miles)

 The Geneva State Forest (GSF), owned by the Alabama Forestry Commission in extreme western Geneva County, encompasses 7,200 acres of primarily longleaf pine timber. It is the largest state forest in Alabama. Timber management is the primary objective on the GSF with all associated activities carried out in an ecologically sound manner with an eye to preserving and improving the native longleaf pine ecosystem.

Official Website: Geneva State Forest

General Coffee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback

Nicholls, GA 31554 (124.310 miles)

One of South GA best kept secerts this park is known for interpretation of agricutrual history. Kids enjoy feeding the farm animals including goats,sheep,chickens, donkeys and many more

Official Website: General Coffee State Park

Florence Marina State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Omaha, GA 31821 (125.614 miles)

Located on the Northern end of Lake Walter F. George on the GA-AL line in SW GA

Official Website: Florence Marina State Park

Florala State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Florala, AL 36442 (126.278 miles)

Stretching along the shores of beautiful 500-acre Lake Jackson, this compact 40-acre park offers swimming, paddleboat rentals, fishing and picnicking, as well as a complete community building and a modern lakeside campground. Water skiing and personal watercraft are allowed on the lake. Located on the Alabama/Florida state line, this park has the perfect climate for campers seeking to avoid those harsh winter months up north.   

Official Website: Florala State Park

FRED GANNON ROCKY BAYOU STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

NICEVILLE , FL 32578 (127.350 miles)

U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon was instrumental in transforming this site from a bombing practice range during World War II to a picturesque state park. Rocky Bayou, the main feature of the park, is the trailing arm of Choctawhatchee Bay. A double lane boat ramp makes this one of the best boat launching locations on the bay, where both freshwater and saltwater fish are found. Other opportunities for fun include hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Puddin Head Lake, at the center of the park, is a great spot for freshwater fishing and canoeing.rn

Official Website: FRED GANNON ROCKY BAYOU STATE PARK

Laura S. Walker State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Waycross, GA 31503 (128.682 miles)

Located near the northern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp this park has many fasinating creatures and plants

Official Website: Laura S. Walker State Park

Dixon State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting

Waycross, GA 31503 (128.682 miles)

The Dixion is located in SE GA and near Waycross with both uplands and parts of the forest in the Okefenokee Swamp

Official Website: Dixon State Forest

HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

DESTIN , FL 32541 (128.724 miles)

Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Boardwalks provide access to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.rn

Official Website: HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK

Frank Jackson State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Opp, AL 36467 (130.662 miles)

This 2,050-acre park is proud to serve as a premier fishing destination with its 1,000-acre stream-fed lake. As the primary park attraction, Lake Jackson, in addition to providing outstanding fishing and swimming opportunities, also features shoreline picnic areas. Lakefront RV camping sites with cable TV hookups and a nice modern bathhouse make it a great camping destination. There's also a natural island, with a boardwalk and walking path.

Official Website: Frank Jackson State Park

PAYNES PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

MICANOPY , FL 32667 (137.932 miles)

Paynes Prairie is biologically, geologically, and historically unique. This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774. Over 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife, including alligators, bison, wild horses, and over 270 species of birds. Exhibits and an audio-visual program at the visitor center explain the area´s natural and cultural history.rn

Official Website: PAYNES PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK

Goethe State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Dunnellon, FL 34431 (138.736 miles)

Goethe State Forest has more than 15 different natural communities. This extensive old-growth forest has one of the largest red-cockaded woodpecker populations on state lands in Florida. The trail system extends throughout the forest with access available at four separate trailheads.

Official Website: Goethe State Forest

Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Folkston, GA 31537 (140.672 miles)

The Okefenokee Swamp is one of the worlds largest intact freash water ecosystems. See an abundance of wildlife plants and trees at this unique Refuge

Official Website: Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Cary State Forest Hiking Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Bryceville, FL 32009 (141.214 miles)

Cary State Forest was one of the original Florida State Forests and was established in the mid-1930s. The state forest attracts many visitors each year for the educational experience provided by its open air teaching pavilion and nature trail. Cary State Forest plays an important role in the environmental education of the area's school children as it is a regular site for field trips.

Official Website: Cary State Forest

CRYSTAL RIVER ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK Fishing

CRYSTAL RIVER , FL 34428 (142.118 miles)

A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre, pre-Columbian, Native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area, and a substantial midden. The six-mound complex is one of the longest continuously occupied sites in Florida. For 1,600 years the site served as an imposing ceremonial center for Native Americans. People traveled to the complex from great distances to bury their dead and conduct trade. It is estimated that as many as 7,500 Native Americans may have visited the complex every year. Although primarily an archaeological site, the park sits on the edge of an expansive coastal marsh.rn

Official Website: CRYSTAL RIVER ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

CRYSTAL RIVER PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking

CRYSTAL RIVER , FL 34428 (142.118 miles)

A place of exceptional natural beauty, the undisturbed islands, inlets, backwaters, and forests of this preserve are especially cherished by nature lovers and photographers. The park borders 20 miles of the northern Gulf Coast between the two cities of Yankeetown and Homosassa.rn

Official Website: CRYSTAL RIVER PRESERVE STATE PARK

MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

HAWTHORNE , FL 32640 (143.355 miles)

Visitors to this Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community of Cross Creek. Her cracker style home and farm, where she lived for 25 years and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling, has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here.rn

Official Website: MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK

MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS , FL 32656 (145.361 miles)

One of Florida´s first state parks, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was developed on a 2,000-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. The extraordinary craftsmanship of the CCC is still evident today. Located on rolling sandhills in an area known as the central ridge of Florida, a deep ravine with springs issuing from its side bisects the area and forms Gold Head Branch. Marshes, lakes and scrub provide a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.rn

Official Website: MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK

Four Creeks State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilliard, FL 32046 (146.466 miles)

Four Creeks State Forest is located between Callahan and Yulee, Florida on approximately 13,147 acres in Nassau County. Four Creeks was named after the four water systems that transverse its boundaries; Alligator (Mills), Thomas, Boggy and Plummer Creeks. The four creeks join together to form the headwaters of the Nassau River, which borders the southeastern portion of the property.

Official Website: Four Creeks State Forest

Ralph E.Simmons Memorial State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilliard, FL 32046 (146.466 miles)

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest offers visitors the scenic beauty of the St. Mary's River. The river and two oxbow lakes along with numerous cypress stands, ponds and swamps provide an abundance of fish as well as a water source for the many types of wildlife that live on the forest. Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest provides excellent opportunities for resource-based recreation.

Official Website: Ralph E.Simmons Memorial State Forest

Jennings State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Middleburg, FL 32068 (147.882 miles)

There are more than 15 different natural biological communities on Jennings State Forest, each with unique plants, animals, and physical characteristics. A few of the communities include sandhill, slope forest, flatwoods, seepage slope, dome swamp, blackwater stream, and seepage stream. The spring fed streams are visible when canoeing between Powell Ford and Ellis Ford on North Fork Black Creek.

Official Website: Jennings State Forest

Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Boating

Crystal River, FL 34429 (148.083 miles)

The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1941, is comprised of over 31,000 acres of saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge, located approximately 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, FL, was established primarily to protect waterfowl habitat and is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of retiles and amphibians, and at least 25 different species of mammals, including the endangered West Indian Manatee.

Official Website: Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Boating

Crystal River, FL 34429 (148.083 miles)

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter.

Official Website: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Boating

Crystal River, FL 34429 (148.083 miles)

The Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1974 and protects a diverse community of animals and plants, many of which are either threatened or endangered. This island refuge was once the site of the former United States Army Fort Dade Military Reservation, and abundant reminders of this unique military past can be found scattered throughout the island today. Silent gun batteries testify to a time when mighty battleships reigned supreme on the world's oceans, and a brick carriage road meanders across the island recalling the days when mules and horses carried military personnel and their dependents on sunny picnics to the beaches. Today, gulls, least terns and other birds perch on the now silent batteries, while Gopher Tortoises, box turtles and an occasional tourist traverse the old carriage roads. Egmont key, an island that once quaked under the sound of massive coastal cannon fire, now resides quietly amid the sounds of wildlife as, once more, nature has taken over this little slice of Florida paradise

Official Website: Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Camping Boating

DUNNELLON , FL 34432 (148.446 miles)

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and, from the 1930s through the 1970s, was the site of a popular, privately-owned attraction. The Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and kayakingrn

Official Website: RAINBOW SPRINGS STATE PARK

BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

HOLT , FL 32564 (151.959 miles)

The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Atlantic white cedars line the river and one of them was recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species.rn

Official Website: BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK

YELLOW RIVER MARSH PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking

HOLT , FL 32564 (151.959 miles)

This 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 insects in specialized tube-shaped leaves and absorbing nutrients from their decomposing prey. The preserve is located in Santa Rosa County on Garcon Point, which separates Escambia Bay from Blackwater Bay. Nearly 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals make their homes along the bay and its wet prairies, dome swamps, and flatwoods. There are no recreational facilities in the preserve, but the sweeping landscapes of the pitcher plant prairies offer a tremendous opportunity for photography and nature appreciation.rn

Official Website: YELLOW RIVER MARSH PRESERVE STATE PARK

Etoniah Creek State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Florahome, FL 32140 (152.250 miles)

Etoniah Creek State Forest contains 8,679 acres of various natural communities. Several of the streams found in Etoniah Creek State Forest, including Etonia Creek, Rice Creek and Falling Branch drift through scenic bottomland hardwoods lined with steep sloping banks, flowing out of George's Lake which has 491 feet of lake frontage along the state forest boundary.

Official Website: Etoniah Creek State Forest

Little Ocmulgee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McRae, GA 31005 (154.834 miles)

Located off Hwy 441 this Park provides a wide varity of amenties including an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Little Ocmulgee State Park

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS WILDLIFE STATE PARK Hiking

HOMOSASSA , FL 34446 (156.929 miles)

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, nature study, and bird-watching. The park features a children's education center, providing hands-on experiences about Florida's environment.rn

Official Website: HOMOSASSA SPRINGS WILDLIFE STATE PARK

SILVER RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Camping Boating

OCALA , FL 34470 (157.039 miles)

This park has more than 10 distinct natural communities, dozens of springs, and miles of beautiful trails. The park is home to a pioneer cracker village and the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center. The center is operated by the Marion County School District in cooperation with the park and is open to the public on weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00. p.m. Admission to the Museum is $2.00 per person. Children under 6 are free. For more information please visit Silver River Museum.rn

Official Website: SILVER RIVER STATE PARK

Tuskegee National Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Tuskegee, AL 36083 (161.869 miles)

Tuskegee National Forest lies in the east central part of the state west of Auburn, in Macon County.  Tuskegee National Forest topography is level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Official Website: Tuskegee National Forest

Blackwater River State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Milton, FL 32570 (163.105 miles)

Blackwater River State Forest is one of the largest state forests in Florida, and is named for the Blackwater River, which begins to the north in Alabama and meanders approximately 30 miles southwestward through the forest into Blackwater Bay, near Milton, Florida. Blackwater River is one of the few shifting sand bottom streams which remains in its natural state for nearly its entire length. The topography of the forest is gently rolling and contains various natural communities.

Official Website: Blackwater River State Forest

Ocala National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

silver springs, FL 34488 (163.607 miles)

The Ocala National Forest is located in central Florida between the Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers. The Forest is approximately 383,000 acres and is the southernmost forest in the continental United States. The Ocala National Forest is rich in water resources with more than 600 lakes, rivers, and springs.

Official Website: Ocala National Forest

FORT COOPER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

INVERNESS , FL 34450 (164.823 miles)

The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the soldiers resting here, enabling the Volunteers to hold their own through several skirmishes with the Seminole Indians. The park´s diverse natural areas provide a refuge for many plants and animals, including threatened and endangered species.rn

Official Website: FORT COOPER STATE PARK

AMELIA ISLAND STATE PARK Fishing Horseback

JACKSONVILLE , FL 32226 (165.216 miles)

An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida.rn

Official Website: AMELIA ISLAND STATE PARK

BIG TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

JACKSONVILLE , FL 32226 (165.216 miles)

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. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest.rn

Official Website: BIG TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK

FORT GEORGE ISLAND CULTURAL STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

JACKSONVILLE , FL 32226 (165.216 miles)

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 built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it was a colony. Today´s visitors come for boating, fishing, off-road bicycling, and hiking. A key attraction is the recently restored Ribault Club. Once an exclusive resort, it is now a visitor center with meeting space available for special functions. Behind the club, small boats, canoes, and kayaks can be launched on the tidal waters.rn

Official Website: FORT GEORGE ISLAND CULTURAL STATE PARK

GEORGE CRADY BRIDGE FISHING PIER STATE PARK Fishing

JACKSONVILLE , FL 32226 (165.216 miles)

Located northeast of Jacksonville, this mile-long, pedestrian-only fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound providing access to one of the best fishing areas in Florida. Fishermen catch a variety of fish, including whiting, jacks, drum, and tarpon. The fishing bridge is open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. Primary access is on the north end through Amelia Island State Park. A small parking lot at the north end of Big Talbot Island State Park allows access to the southern end of the fishing bridge.rn

Official Website: GEORGE CRADY BRIDGE FISHING PIER STATE PARK

PUMPKIN HILL CREEK PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking Horseback Boating

JACKSONVILLE , FL 32226 (165.216 miles)

East of Jacksonville's skyscrapers and west of the beaches, this state park protects one of the largest contiguous areas of coastal uplands remaining in Duval County. The uplands protect the water quality of the Nassau and St. Johns rivers, ensuring the survival of aquatic plants and animals, and providing an important refuge for birds. Wildlife is abundant and ranges from the threatened American alligator to the endangered wood stork. Equestrians, hikers, and off-road bicyclists can explore five miles of multi-use trails that wind through the park's many different natural communities.rn

Official Website: PUMPKIN HILL CREEK PRESERVE STATE PARK

YELLOW BLUFF FORT HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

JACKSONVILLE , FL 32226 (165.216 miles)

Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War, allowing access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast. There was never an actual fort on Yellow Bluff, but an encampment that was fortified and equipped with large guns for protection. Constructed in 1862, the site was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War and-at its peak-housed over 250 soldiers. The site has a T-shaped earthworks and covers about 1.3 acres.rn

Official Website: YELLOW BLUFF FORT HISTORIC STATE PARK

Crooked River State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

St. Marys, GA 31558 (165.922 miles)

Located on GA Colonial Coast this park offers cozy setting with live oaks and spanish moss hanging from the trees

Official Website: Crooked River State Park

Cumberland Island National Seashore Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

St. Marys, GA 31558 (165.922 miles)

A beautiful island with a natural seashore. A visit to Cumberland is an experinece you will never forget

Official Website: Cumberland Island National Seashore

Chewacla State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Auburn, AL 36830 (166.601 miles)

Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, and newly renovated cabins. Nearby Auburn University makes Chewacla the perfect place to stay on football weekends.

Official Website: Chewacla State Park

DUNNS CREEK STATE PARK Hiking Biking Horseback

PALATKA , FL 32177 (167.462 miles)

Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, this is one of the newest additions to the state park system. The park's natural communities include sandhills, covered with longleaf pines and wiregrass, and sand pine scrub. These communities protect several endangered and threatened species, such as the gopher tortoise, as well as a variety of other native animals.rn

Official Website: DUNNS CREEK STATE PARK

RAVINE GARDENS STATE PARK Hiking Biking

PALATKA , FL 32177 (167.462 miles)

Ravine Gardens State Park is open 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 a year, including holidays. This includes the formal gardens, natural ravine, trails and the 1.8 mile drive around the ravine.rn

Official Website: RAVINE GARDENS STATE PARK

WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS STATE PARK Boating

SPRING HILL , FL 34606 (169.017 miles)

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, take a river boat cruise and canoe or kayak on the Weeki Wachee River. The 538-acre park features a first magnitude spring and a 400-seat submerged theatre for watching the live mermaid show. Buccaneer Bay offers a fun-filled flume ride for thrill seekers of all ages. Our white sandy beach area and covered picnic pavilions provide a relaxing day for your entire family. Weeki Wachee’s animal shows provide audiences with an entertaining and educational look at domesticated birds and reptiles.rn

Official Website: WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

Welaka State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Welaka, FL 32193 (170.731 miles)

Welaka State Forest is located along the east bank of the beautiful and historic St. Johns River. A series of foot trails offers the public an opportunity to walk and observe wildlife. Mud Spring trail leads the visitor on a two mile self-guided looped walk to Mud Spring Picnic Area. Mud Spring empties 13,750 gallons per hour of clear, spring water into a half-mile spring run that flows into the St. John's River. John's Landing trail meanders along old road beds to the St. Johns River. Welaka State Forest also manages a 72-horse stable, training arenas and show horse arena, which are all available for rental.

Official Website: Welaka State Forest

FORT CLINCH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

FERNANDINA BEACH , FL 32034 (170.951 miles)

A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps began preserving and rebuilding many of the structures of the abandoned fort. Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors.rn

Official Website: FORT CLINCH STATE PARK

Withlacoochee State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Brooksville, FL 34601 (172.299 miles)

Withlacoochee State Forest is currently the third largest state forest in Florida and is divided into several distinct tracts of land. Withlacoochee State Forest has several waterways which flow through different portions of the property including the Withlacoochee River, Little Withlacoochee River and Jumper Creek. Several campgrounds are available and feature full-facility, primitive or group camping areas. Croom Motorcycle Area provides 2600-acres of off-road facilities for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Official Website: Withlacoochee State Forest

Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31202 (173.117 miles)

Located in Middle GA Bond Swamp is 6 miles South of Macon off I-16

Official Website: Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Sperwell Bluff State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting

Thomaston, GA 30286 (173.241 miles)

located in West Central GA along the Flint River

Official Website: Sperwell Bluff State Park

Gordonia-Alatamaha State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Reidsville, GA 30453 (174.490 miles)

This South GA park provides fishing, picnicing, an an 18 hole golf course

Official Website: Gordonia-Alatamaha State park

WERNER-BOYCE SALT SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

PORT RICHEY , FL 34668 (174.502 miles)

This park protects four miles of pristine coastline along the Gulf of Mexico in western Pasco County. The salt spring looks small, but it is an amazing 320 feet deep. Gray fox, gopher tortoises, alligators, and West Indian manatees call this park and its waters home. Birdwatchers can enjoy sighting raptors, wading birds, shore birds, and migratory songbirds. A recent addition to the state park system, Werner-Boyce now has a picnic pavilion, tables, informational kiosk, and a short hiking trail.rn

Official Website: WERNER-BOYCE SALT SPRINGS STATE PARK

F.D. Roosevelt State Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Mountian, GA 31822 (176.435 miles)

Located near Callaway Gardens and Warm Springs GA

Official Website: F.D. Roosevelt State Park

DADE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

BUSHNELL , FL 33513 (178.819 miles)

The battle that started the Second Seminole War is commemorated in January each year under the oaks of Dade Battlefield. On December 28, 1835, Seminole Indian warriors ambushed 108 soldiers at this site-only three soldiers survived. The park protects not only a historic battlefield, but also the natural communities as they existed when the soldiers and Seminoles battled over 180 years ago. Strolling a half-mile nature trail through pine flatwoods, visitors might see gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, songbirds, hawks, and indigo snakes.rn

Official Website: DADE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK

BIG LAGOON STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

PENSACOLA , FL 32507 (179.489 miles)

This coastal park sits on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon, which separates the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Beaches, shallow bays, nature trails, and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study.rn

Official Website: BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

PERDIDO KEY STATE PARK Fishing

PENSACOLA , FL 32507 (179.489 miles)

Barrier islands protect the Florida mainland from the harsh effects of storms and provide habitats for shorebirds and other coastal animals. Perdido Key is a 247-acre barrier island near Pensacola on the Gulf of Mexico. White sand beaches and rolling dunes covered with sea oats make this park a favorite destination for swimmers and sunbathers. Surf fishing is another popular activity. Boardwalks from the parking lot allow visitors to access the beach without causing damage to the fragile dunes and beach vegetation.rn

Official Website: PERDIDO KEY STATE PARK

TARKILN BAYOU PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

PENSACOLA , FL 32507 (179.489 miles)

The preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white–top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman´s butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou.rn

Official Website: TARKILN BAYOU PRESERVE STATE PARK

LAKE GRIFFIN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

FRUITLAND PARK , FL 34731 (179.895 miles)

Located within an hour of central Florida attractions and theme parks, this park is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. A short trail near the park entrance takes visitors to the mammoth oak tree. A canal connects the park to Lake Griffin, the eighth largest lake in Florida, where visitors can enjoy boating and canoeing, as well as fishing. Anglers will find plenty of largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish.rn

Official Website: LAKE GRIFFIN STATE PARK

Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Savannah, GA 31331 (184.696 miles)

Located in McIntosh Co GA along GA coast

Official Website: Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge

Blackbeard Island Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Savannah, GA 31331 (184.696 miles)

Located in McIntosh Co GA along GA coast and accessiable by boat. The US Fish and Wildlife Service can be contacted about tours to this island

Official Website: Blackbeard Island Wildlife Refuge

Wolf Island Wildlife Refuge Fishing

Savannah, GA 31331 (184.696 miles)

Visitors must make there own arrangements to visit this refuge. The marina at Darien GA may offer such transportation

Official Website: Wolf Island Wildlife Refuge

FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

ST AUGUSTINE , FL 32086 (185.643 miles)

Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida's east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities.rn

Official Website: FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK

Brender-Hitchiti Hiking

Gray, GA 31032 (185.747 miles)

The US Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission and Southern Forest Research Council established this educational forest so people could learn about the many options in managing their forest

Official Website: Brender-Hitchiti

Seminole State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Leesburg, FL 34788 (186.246 miles)

Seminole State Forest is one of many public properties in the scenic Wekiva River Basin. Seminole State Forest is one of many public properties in the scenic Wekiva River Basin. Seminole State Forest offers many recreational opportunities for both the outdoor enthusiast or casual visitor. Single and multiple-use trails provide vast areas for exploration of the varied natural communities.

Official Website: Seminole State Forest

ANASTASIA STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

ST AUGUSTINE , FL 32080 (186.274 miles)

Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Anastasia State Park, located just south of historic St. Augustine on Anastasia Island, has 4 miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and maritime and upland hammock.rn

Official Website: ANASTASIA STATE PARK

FORT MOSE STATE HISTORIC SITE

ST AUGUSTINE , FL 32080 (186.274 miles)

The power politics of 18th century England and Spain reached across the Atlantic to the Florida frontier. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for freed Africans who had fled slavery in the British Carolinas. When Spain ceded Florida to Britain in 1763, the inhabitants of Fort Mose migrated to Cuba. Although nothing remains of the fort, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 for its importance in American history. Visitors may view the site from a boardwalk and stop for a picnic in a covered pavilion.rn

Official Website: FORT MOSE STATE HISTORIC SITE

ANCLOTE KEY PRESERVE STATE PARK Fishing Boating

DUNEDIN , FL 34698 (188.902 miles)

Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserve´s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. The park is home to at least 43 species of birds, including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle, and piping plover. A picturesque 1887 lighthouse stands as a sentinel on the southern end of the island.rn

Official Website: ANCLOTE KEY PRESERVE STATE PARK

CALADESI ISLAND STATE PARK Fishing Camping Boating

DUNEDIN , FL 34698 (188.902 miles)

One of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand shores have been rated as the nation´s #1 best beach. Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. Nature enthusiasts watch wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay.rn

Official Website: CALADESI ISLAND STATE PARK

EGMONT KEY STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

DUNEDIN , FL 34698 (188.902 miles)

Although this park is primarily a wildlife refuge, it can be a personal refuge. Accessible only by private boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood since 1858. During the 19th century, the island served as a camp for captured Seminoles at the end of the Third Seminole War and was later occupied by the Union Navy during the Civil War. In 1898, as the Spanish - American War threatened, Fort Dade was built on the island and remained active until 1923.rn

Official Website: EGMONT KEY STATE PARK

HONEYMOON ISLAND STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

DUNEDIN , FL 34698 (188.902 miles)

The pioneers called it Hog Island, but it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm - thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, visitors can drive across Dunedin Causeway to enjoy the sun - drenched Gulf beaches, mangrove swamps, and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas.rn

Official Website: HONEYMOON ISLAND STATE PARK

SKYWAY FISHING PIER STATE PARK Fishing

DUNEDIN , FL 34698 (188.902 miles)

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 their cars or campers within a few feet of their favorite fishing spot. The bridge is lighted at night, so anglers can see to rig a line, bait the hook, and get a good look at their catch. The light also attracts many species of fish after sundown. Common catches include snook, tarpon, grouper, black sea bass, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, sheepshead, red snapper, pompano, and many more.rn

Official Website: SKYWAY FISHING PIER STATE PARK

Little River State Forest Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Atmore, AL 36502 (192.897 miles)

Located just 12 miles north of Interstate 65 at Atmore and beneath towering pines, this 960-acre park provides fishing and swimming on a 25-acre lake.  Campers can wander the trails or enjoy the water from daylight to dark.

Official Website: Little River State Forest

WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking

PALM COAST , FL 32137 (194.387 miles)

Although the formal gardens are the centerpiece of this park, Washington Oaks is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, this property was once owned by a distant relative of President George Washington. The gardens were established by Louise and Owen Young who purchased the land in 1936 and built a winter retirement home. The gardens make remarkable use of native and exotic species, from azaleas and camellias to the exquisite bird of paradise, sheltered within a picturesque oak hammock.rn

Official Website: WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS STATE PARK

Matanzas State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Bunnell, FL 32110 (194.906 miles)

Matanzas State Forest protects the last remaining undisturbed salt marsh within the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The abundant wildlife and diverse ecosystems offer a haven for nature study, viewing, and photography. Matanzas Marsh was deemed an important birding area (IBA) by the Audubon Society.

Official Website: Matanzas State Forest

Sapelo Island Hiking Fishing

Darien, GA 31327 (194.939 miles)

Vistors to Sapelo Island can see virtullay every facet of a barrier islands community

Official Website: Sapelo Island

Peidmont Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Round Oak, GA 31038 (195.182 miles)

this refuge is located in Central GA and has a varity of both upland pines and hardwoods providing good habitat for native animals

Official Website: Peidmont Wildlife Refuge

Baldwin Forest Hiking Fishing

Milledgeville, GA 31061 (196.156 miles)

Baldwin Forest is owned by the State of GA and managed by the Georgia Foresty Commission for timber, wildlife, recreation, soil and water conservation

Official Website: Baldwin Forest

Wind Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Alexander City, AL 35010 (198.157 miles)

This park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin that is a 41,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites. 187 sites are waterfront allowing campers to fish, swim and boat right out their back door. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. Seven camping cabins are now open to the public.

Official Website: Wind Creek State Park

Indian Springs State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Flovilla, GA 30216 (198.233 miles)

Located off I-75 in Middle GA is thought to be the oldest State Park in the Nation

Official Website: Indian Springs State Park

Lake George State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

DeLeon Springs, FL 32130 (199.695 miles)

Lake George State Forest is one of several publicly-owned tracts of land encircling Lake George, the second largest lake in Florida. The St. Johns River borders 3 1

Official Website: Lake George State Forest

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Deleon Springs, FL 32130 (199.695 miles)

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Lake Woodruff NWR was established in 1964 to provide habitat for migrating and wintering birds. The refuge contains 21,574 acres of freshwater marshes, 5,800 acres of Cypress and mixed hardwood swamps, 2,400 acres of uplands, and more than 1,000 acres of lakes, streams, and canals. The bilogical diversity of the wetlands provides nesting, overwintering and stopover habitat during migration for neotropical songbirds, migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds and raptors (215 bird species have been counted).

Official Website: Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

DE LEON SPRINGS , FL 32130 (199.695 miles)

Native Americans visited and used these springs as long as 6,000 years ago. In the early 1800s, settlers built sugar and cotton plantations that were sacked by Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War. By the 1880s the springs had become a winter resort, and tourists were promised "a fountain of youth impregnated with a deliciously healthy combination of soda and sulphur." The swimming area is adjacent to a beautiful, shady picnic ground. De Leon Springs flows into the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge where canoeists and kayakers can explore 18,000 acres of lakes, creeks, and marshes.rn

Official Website: DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK