Posts for Florida State Parks Category
Florida State Parks: #7 Caladesi Island State Park

Florida State Parks: #7 Caladesi Island State Park

Often voted as one of the best beaches in the United States, Caladesi Island State Park is a reprieve from the crowds and busyness that can take over the surrounding area.

Caladesi Island is an un-developed barrier island that harkens back to another time in Florida’s history. With fine white sands, clear water from the Gulf of Mexico that is between 75 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit, excellent shelling opportunities and lots of peace & quiet, Caladesi Island is the perfect place to get away from some of the busiest beaches in the area and enjoy...

Florida State Parks: #6 Hillsborough River State Park

Florida State Parks: #6 Hillsborough River State Park

Built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and one of the first of Florida’s state parks,  Hillsborough River State Park is located on about 3,000 acres and offers a variety of activities for the everyone.

The lands have been inhabited by humans for thousands of years and there are examples of different...

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...

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...

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