Posts for Florida State Parks Category
Florida State Parks: #5 Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Florida State Parks: #5 Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

When you think of a state park, you probably image campgrounds, canoes and firepits. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will throw you for a loop. Located in Homosassa, FL, Homosassa Springs State Park is a refuge for animals who need a second chance.

For thousands of years, the springs at Homosassa has welcomed humans and animals. In the early 1900’s, visitors would picnic by and relax in the waters. The group of springs in the area puts out about 3 to 4 million gallons of fresh water per hour and 65 million gallons...

Florida State Parks: #4 Ybor City Museum State Park

Florida State Parks: #4 Ybor City Museum State Park

Known for its bars and restaurants, Ybor City has a deep history that goes back to the 1800’s. A city within the city, Ybor was a place to work and live for those in the cigar industry. The Ybor City Museum State Park tells the history of those workers and others who lived in this...

Florida State Parks: #3 Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

Florida State Parks: #3 Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

Located in Port Richey, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park doesn’t look like much when you first approach. The main entrance is off a very busy highway and, if you weren’t looking for it, you would easily pass right by it. I’ve passed by its entrance many times and didn’t even know it was there! The...

Florida State Parks: #1 Honeymoon Island State Park

Florida State Parks: #1 Honeymoon Island State Park

Welcome to the first official article on My Cornacopia about the Florida State Parks system!* As we’ve written in a previous post, we’ll be attempting to visit all 175 state parks in Florida. Some people don’t really experience Florida when they come to visit;  they go to an amusement park and then head home. Which...

Visiting Florida State Parks

Visiting Florida State Parks

When people think of visiting Florida, a lot of times they immediately think of visiting Disney or going to Harry Potter world. While those are fun, there’s more to Florida than amusement parks. Like visiting the Florida State Parks.

With an average cost of entry to each park of $3 to $8 per car,  it’s very...

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