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Rocky Bayou State Park
'Raw Oyster'
© John Bunting

freshly shucked oyster

Florida Caverns State Park
© John Bunting

Fort Clinch State Park
'Sea Oats on dunes'
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The Sea Oats on Ft. Clinchs Dunes.

Saint Joseph Peninsula State Park
'Horseshoe crab'
© John Bunting

Thousands of these were washed up on beach on bay side

Big Lagoon State Park
'View south from observation tower '
© John Bunting

This view is looking south towards the lagoona and across the island towards the Gulf of Mexico from the observation tower at Big Lagoon St. Park.

Alafia River State Park
© Copyright 2007-2010 Benjamin Prepelka All Rights Reserved

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Madison Blue Springs State Park
'Madison Blue Spring State Park, Lee, Florida'
© Marcine E Lohman

Swimmers enjoying the cool water at Madison Blue Spring State Park near Lee, Florida

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Sunshine On My Shoulders.'
© Katrina Batson

Anhinga drying his feathers.

Everglades National Park
© Rafael Zhadanovskiy

Rocky Bayou State Park
'Nice Cypress tree'
© John Bunting

Beautiful cypress along the shore at Rocky Bayou

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Butterflies and Lilly'
© Katrina Batson

Drinking from the Hurricane Lilly.

Florida's Southeast Region Parks


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National Historic Site
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National Parks
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National Wildlife Refuges
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State Parks

Parks in this region are near these Florida Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
HIALEAH
MIAMI
WEST PALM BEACH
ROYAL PALM BEACH
HOLLYWOOD
FORT LAUDERDALE
LAKE WORTH
WELLINGTON
POMPANO BEACH
LIGHTHOUSE POINT
JUPITER
HOMESTEAD
OPA LOCKA
BOYNTON BEACH
BOCA RATON
STUART

Bahia Honda State Park
Henry Flagler's railroad to Key West turned the remote island of Bahia Honda Key into a tropical destination. Today, the island is home to one of Florida's southernmost state parks, known for beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets, and excellent snorkeling. Visitors can picnic on the beach and take ........more >
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Cape Florida is the home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. Visitors come to the park to sunbathe, swim, and picnic on over a mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront. Biking and kayaking are also popular activities. Anglers ........more >
Biscayne National Park
It's a moody place, Biscayne National Park. Some days, Biscayne Bay's shallow waters are glassy smooth, a window on another world. Other times, the wind whistles and whips, creating white waves that bite like teeth at an angry sky. Some days are quiet and still, the silence broken only by the sound ........more >
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 to protect critical breeding and nesting habitat for the endangered American crocodile and other wildlife. The refuge is located in north Key Largo and is currently comprised of 6,700 acres including 650 acres of open water. It contains ........more >
Curry Hammock State Park
This park is made up of a group of islands in the Middle Keys, with public access to swimming, a playground, picnic tables, grills, and showers on the ocean side of Little Crawl Key. The hardwood hammocks found on these tropical islands support one of the largest populations of thatch palms in the United ........more >
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States. The park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe, and the American crocodile. Exploring ........more >
Dry Tortugas National Park
Almost 70 miles 112.9 km west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, and its legends of pirates ........more >
Everglades National Park
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. It contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks, ........more >
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1938 as a haven for great white herons, migratory birds, and other wildlife. The refuge is located in the lower Florida Keys and consists of almost 200,000 acres of open water and islands that are north of the primary Keys from Marathon to ........more >
Grossman Hammock State Park
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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, was established September 30, 1969. It is a coastal refuge bisected by the Indian River Lagoon into two separate tracts of land totaling over 1000 acres. The 735 acre Jupiter Island tract provides some of the most productive sea turtle nesting habitat in the United ........more >
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
A short walk from beachside shops and condominiums, this park is an oasis of tropical hammocks-a gift from Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida's posterity. His former estate preserves four distinct natural communities, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors can rent a canoe ........more >
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
A unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest, this barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park's Nature Center shows visitors why the park is a biological treasure. Visitors can swim, picnic, and surf at the ........more >
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Located just south of Stuart, this park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, runs through the park. Ranger-guided tours of the 1930s pioneer ........more >
Key West National Wildlife Refuge
Key West National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and other wildlife. This refuge was the first established in the Florida Keys and one of the earliest refuges in the United States. The refuge encompasses more ........more >
Long Key State Park
The Spanish named this island Cayo Vivora or Rattlesnake Key because its shape resembles a snake with its jaws open. In the early 20th century, Long Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that was destroyed during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Today, visitors can explore this island by canoeing ........more >
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located seven miles west of the city of Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. The refuge was established in 1951 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act and is managed through a license agreement between the South Florida ........more >
Mar-A-Lago National Historical Site
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Oleta River State Park
Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River is located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists. ........more >
Pahokee State Park
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Pan-American State Park
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Saint Lucie Inlet State Park
This classic Florida barrier island is accessible only by boat, but it is worth the ride. A boardwalk takes visitors across mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic beach. During the summer months, the island is an important ........more >
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Formed of Key Largo limestone, fossilized coral, this land was sold to the Florida East Coast Railroad, which used the stone to build Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s. After the railroad was built, the quarry was used until the 1960s to produce exquisite pieces of decorative stone ........more >
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