Collier-Seminole State Park is home to some pretty amazing adventures. Located near Naples, Florida this state park is the site of a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark, home to one of the world’s largest mangrove swamp, host to rare species of plants and animals and listed as one of the top 100 family campgrounds, top 25 best places to bird watch and top 25 water recreation areas in the United States by ReserveAmerica.com, the sister company to all United States parks and recreations campground reservations. With all of that going for Collier-Seminole State Park, it’s no wonder why so many people come here to visit.
This amazing Florida state park has plenty of fun stuff to do, so you’ll probably want to book a reservation and spend the night. It boasts a very nice 120 site full-facility campground that features such amenities as hot showers, water and power at ever site, picnic tables and even a screened in activity building. All of the sites are set in between rare royal palms and the unique gumbo limbo trees making each site special and private. Motor homes are always here in the winter months when snowbirds of all sorts come in RV’s by the droves. This campground can accommodate beasts up to 60 feet long!
Boating is a popular activity at Collier-Seminole State Park. This average sized boat ramp can allow smaller boats to launch when the tide is low and regular sized vessels when tides are high. Canoeing and kayak enthusiasts will love the 13 ½ mile Black Water River. This paddling adventure takes you through one of the world’s largest mangrove forests.
Hikers will also love the Collier-Seminole State Park. A 6 ½ mile trail leads you across the vast pine flatwoods, stoic cypress swamps and vast salt marshes. A shorter and less strenuous trail just a mere mile leads visitors across a raised boardwalk and to an observation platform to look out over the seemingly endless stretch of salt marshes and mangrove forests.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Even more adventure awaits at Collier-Seminole State Park. An off-road biking trail is a great way to see the forest and wildlife on the go. A 3 ½ mile course is available on the Historic Marco Road. It takes you through the forest ecosystems of pine, mangrove and hammocks that make up this Florida gem.
For information on reservations, directions and the history of this amazing Florida state park, visit the website here.