Posts for Florida State Parks Category
Florida State Parks: #9 Skyway Fishing Pier

Florida State Parks: #9 Skyway Fishing Pier

Who would have thought that a fishing pier would be part of the Florida State Park system? Considered the world’s longest fishing pier, the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park offers opportunities to enjoy the weather, get great views on the Sunshine Skyway, go saltwater fishing and see Florida wildlife.

Two separate piers make up the park. On the northside, that pier is accessible from Bradenton (Manatee County). To visit the southside pier, you travel from St. Petersburg (Pinellas County).

While the pier has an unfortunate history, the state of Florida transformed former parts of the old...

Florida State Parks: #8 Blue Spring State Park

Florida State Parks: #8 Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park is a great place to see manatees in the wild. And if you happen to miss the manatees like we did, there's plenty more wildlife for you to enjoy! 

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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...

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...