Florida is home to 175 state parks, including historical areas, hiking trails, beautiful beaches, and other irreplaceable treasures.
State parks in Florida are managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Florida’s state park system has won awards for being one of the best state park systems in the U.S.
Florida’s state parks typically include large swaths of natural areas.The parks are protected from development and are administered by the Florida DEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection).
Some of the most famous state parks in Florida include:
- Myakka River State Park
- Honeymoon Island State Park
- Silver Springs State Park
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
- Grayton Beach State Park
- Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
- Weeki Wachee State Park
- And others
These state parks protect a vast amount of land in Florida, and save many sensitive ecosystems from development.
State parks in Florida offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, depending on the park. Common activities include:
- Kayaking and paddling
- And many more.
Some of the most popular state parks in Florida include Myakka River State Park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, and Hillsborough River State Park.