Florida deer, one of many native Florida animals, in a county park in Florida

County parks in Florida

County parks are often some of the best hidden gems in Florida.

These parks are often smaller than state and national parks. They are usually managed by county governments, or a combination of county governments along with another jurisdiction. 

Some of the most popular county parks in Florida include: 

  • Peanut Island Park
  • Fort De Soto
  • Riverbend Park in Jupiter
  • Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park and Campground
  • Circle B Bar Reserve
  • Kelly Park/Rock Springs
  • Fort De Soto
  • Tigertail Beach
  • Peanut Island
  • And many others!

County parks in Florida often hidden gems that only the locals know. So, they’re often much less crowded than state parks and national parks, which tend to draw bigger crowds.

Some of the best campgrounds in Florida are found in county parks, They’re often much easier to book than comparable sites in state parks.

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