State Parks in Florida

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

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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

Dagny Johnson Botanical State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park


Middle Keys State Parks

Indian Key Historic State Park

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park

Long Key State Park


Lower Keys State Parks

Curry Hammock State Park

Bahia Honda State Park

Welcome to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park


More South Florida State Parks

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

John U. Lloyd State Park

Oleta River State Park

The Barnacle State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park


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…

Windley Key

The Blue Hole

The Jack C. Watson Trail

The Dagny Johnson State Park


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