State Parks & Nature Centers

Florida State Parks

This website will help you plan your visits to Florida’s 174 award-winning state parks, trails and historic sites and contains a list of locations by certain activities like fishing or camping.

Florida Trail Association

The Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer organization working statewide to develop and maintain hiking trails for public use, most notably the 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail, designated in 1983.

Forest Capital Museum State Park

The importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s. The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida’s forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Upon exiting the museum, visitors take a step back in time to explore an authentic 19th century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century.

Madison Blue Springs

Located in one of Florida´s newest state parks, this crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming. About 82 feet wide and 25 feet deep, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing.

Suwannee River State Park

Natural park includes remnants of the Civil War, five trails of different lengths, beautiful woodlands. Activities available include fishing, picnicking, canoeing, ad full-facility camping/cabins.