The State Parks in Florida Offer Many Opportunities!
Outdoor enthusiasts love state parks, and the State Parks in Florida are no exception.
From relaxing on beautiful sandy beaches to scuba diving the only living corals reef in the United States. Or, from hiking through botanical gardens to learning the amazing history of South Florida, you will find that the Florida State Parks are a rare treasure.
“I have found that state parks through out our country offer both travelers and adventurers amazing value. The fresh air alone is worth the price of admission.” – Jim Champion
South Florida State Parks
NOTE: The links below open a new window to the Official Florida State Parks website. The information available is clear and concise. They offer the best information available.
Upper Keys State Parks
Middle Keys State Parks
Lower Keys State Parks
More South Florida State Parks
Tips For Visiting the State Parks in Florida!
Most of the state parks in Florida and the “Keys” have hiking trails and many offer handicapped access with groomed sections and lookout areas. Study the “State Park” links above to find out what amenities and concessions are offered so you can visit prepared
When exploring the back-country trails and hammocks, take your time. Read the signs, listen and learn the fauna and flora. Archive them with your camera. Use your best “green” skills when exploring the parks.
Find a nice shady spot and have lunch. Relax and enjoy these areas. Keep in mind that these places have dodged the development bullet! In my book, that makes them extremely scarce and special indeed.
Check out our “Keys Kit” below. You don’t need much, but what you need, you need! At the very least you will want to bring extra water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks for energy, a hat, sunglasses, a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and a camera!
When you are looking for something besides the main attractions, beaches and clubs, treat yourself to a nature walk. Clear your head, grab some solitude and leave the not so natural world behind!
Besides the regular travel guide type spots, we will be showing you some of our favorite hikes, walks, and hop-a-longs from the Everglades to the Dry Tortugas.
Here are a few walks to get you started…