Florida Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Florida? View Florida parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Bradwell Bay Wilderness

Apalachicola National Forest, Florida Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these

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Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Big Cypress is located along the Tamiami Trail East and I-75 in southern Florida. The preserve can be accessed by driving from Miami and Naples. The preserves two visitor centers are located along Tamiami Trail East. Phone (239) 695-2000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING,

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Biscayne National Park, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The Dante Fascell Visitor Center may be reached from the Florida Turnpike by taking Exit 6 (Speedway Boulevard). Turn left from exit ramp and continue south to SW 328th Street (North Canal Drive). Turn left on 328th Street and continue for four miles to the end of the road.

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Canaveral National Seashore, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Canaveral National Seashore is located along Florida’s East coast in both Volusia & Brevard counties. To access Apollo Beach, take I-95 to exit 249, then go east until it turns into A1A. Follow A1A south to the park entrance. To access Playalinda Beach, take I-95 to exit 220. Go

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Castillo De San Marcos National Monument, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions On State Route A1A overlooking Matanzas Bay in the heart of the historic district of Saint Augustine, the Castillo is approximately a five mile drive from Interstate 95. Phone (904) 829-6506 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails

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Cedar Keys Wilderness, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Refuge is located 50 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida, at the terminus of State Road 24. The Refuge consists 13 small, off-shore islands surrounding the community of Cedar Key. The Refuge is accessible only by boat. A lauch ramp in the town of Cedar Key provides the closest access

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Chassahowitzka Wilderness, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The Chassahowitzka Wilderness is located approximately 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, FL. A boat ramp, maintained by the Citrus County, provides a launching point for boats on the Chassahowitzka River for a small fee. To get there take U.S. Hwy. 19 north from St. Petersburg (or south from

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De Soto National Memorial, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Driving Directions: From I-75 Take exit 220 SR 64/Manatee Ave, Gulf Beaches exit. Travel west on SR 64 for approximately 12 miles to 75th St. W. Turn right onto 75th St. W. travel north approximately 2 miles to the northern terminus 75th St. W. turns into De Soto Memorial

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Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most remote parks in the National Park System. Located approximately 70 miles west of Key West it is accessible only by a daily concession ferry, private boats, charter boats, or seaplane. Phone (305) 242-7700 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING,

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Everglades National Park, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions to Ernest Coe Visitor Center 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034 Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of waters surrounding the Florida Keys, from south of Miami westward to encompass the Dry Tortugas, excluding Dry Tortugas National Park. The shoreward boundary of the sanctuary is the mean high-water mark, essentially meaning that once you set foot

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Florida Keys Wilderness, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The wilderness islands in National Key Deer Refuge overlaps Great White Heron NWR. These two areas lie north of the main Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico with Key West to the west and Marathon to the east, an area approximately 50 miles wide and five to 10

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Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions From Downtown Jacksonville, take Union Street to the Mathews Bridge to the Arlington Expressway to the flyover exit for the Southside Connector. Take the connector to Merrill Road and turn right. Merrill Road becomes Fort Caroline Road in approximately 1/2 mile. Continue on Fort Caroline Road, passing through the

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Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Fort Matanzas is 14 miles south of Saint Augustine on State Route A1A. Phone (904) 471-0116 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

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Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Gulf Islands National Seashore is a place of myriad riches – blue-green, sparkling waters, magnificent white beaches, and fertile coastal marshes. Its 13 areas include historic forts, shaded picnic areas, trails, and campgrounds. From Cat Island, Mississippi, it stretches eastward 160 miles tot he Okaloosa Area east of For

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Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the waters surrounding the islands that make up the Island Bay NWR is by boat only. The islands are not accessible to visitors. Boaters should consult navigational charts and tide schedules before attempting to visit any waters surrounding the refuge. Numerous oyster bars and shallow back bay/estuary

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Island Bay Wilderness, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the waters surrounding the islands that make up the Island Bay Wilderness is by boat only. The islands are not accessible to visitors. Boaters should consult navigational charts and tide schedules before attempting to visit any waters surrounding the refuge. Numerous oyster bars and shallow back bay/estuary

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Lake Okeechobee, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The project office is located approximately 65 miles west of West Palm Beach, and 65 miles east of Fort Myers, FL. From W. Palm Beach: Take US-98 heading west, which becomes US-441 North. Take 441N to FL-80 West, which becomes US-27 North. US-27 will take you to Clewiston.From Ft.

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Butlers Ferry (Trails End Marina)

Lake Seminole, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions From Tallahassee, FL, 42 mi W on US 90 to Chattahoochee, FL, to North on Decatur Street 1 mi. Decatur Street becomes Booster Club Road, the dam and visitor center are on the left (2382 Booster Club Road). Phone (229) 662-2001 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER

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Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the waters surrounding the islands that make up Matlacha Pass NWR is by boat only. The islands are not accessible to visitors. Boaters should consult navigational charts and tide schedules before attempting to visit any waters surrounding the refuge. Numerous oyster bars and shallow back bay/estuary waters

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National Key Deer Refuge, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The National Key Deer Refuge headquarters is located on Big Pine Key which is 100-miles south of Miami and 30-miles north of Key West on Highway US-1. The refuge visitor center is located *-mile north of the traffic light on Key Deer Boulevard in the Big Pine Key Shopping

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Wandering Wiregrass OHV Trailhead

Ocala National Forest, Florida Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, DIVING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose

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Osceola Shelter

Osceola National Forest, Florida Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Florida Hiking Trails

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Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida Camping & Hiking

Phone 239-472-1100 Activities BOATING, FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Florida Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Florida Recreation Areas The Pine Island NWR is located on the

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is five miles south of Naples, Fla. Phone 239-530-5940 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Florida Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to

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Bucks Lake Wilderness

St. Marks Wilderness, Florida Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge’s Visitor Center and administrative office is located about 25 miles south of Tallahassee, FL. From Tallahassee, take SR 363 (Woodville Hwy) to Wakulla. Turn left (east) on SR 267 (Bloxham Cutoff). At US 98 (Coastal Hwy), turn left (east) and cross the St. Marks River. Turn right

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