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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park 'Butterflies and Lilly' © Katrina Batson
Drinking from the Hurricane Lilly.
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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Butterflies and Lilly'
© Katrina Batson

Drinking from the Hurricane Lilly.

Everglades National Park
© Rafael Zhadanovskiy

Florida Caverns State Park
© John Bunting

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

Beautiful cypress along the shore at Rocky Bayou

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

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

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

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.

Rocky Bayou State Park
'Raw Oyster'
© John Bunting

freshly shucked oyster

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

Thousands of these were washed up on beach on bay side

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

Anhinga drying his feathers.

Florida's Northeast Region Parks


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State Parks
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State Preserve
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State Wildlife Management Areas

Parks in this region are near these Florida Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
JACKSONVILLE
MIDDLEBURG
PALM COAST
ORANGE PARK
SAINT JOHNS
FERNANDINA BEACH
SAINT AUGUSTINE
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
PALATKA
FLEMING ISLAND
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
GREEN COVE SPRINGS
ATLANTIC BEACH
YULEE
STARKE

Amelia Island State Park
An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida. Amelia Island State Park is the only state park in Florida ........more >
Big Talbot Island State Park
Located on one of Northeast Floridas unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh ........more >
Camp Blanding State Wildlife Management Area
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Cary State Forest
The ecosystems on Cary State Forest are varied and include longleaf pine/wiregrass, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, baygalls and cypress ponds. Other noted wildlife species found on the forest include wild turkey, bobcat, great horned and barred owl, wild hog, white-tailed deer, pileated woodpecker, ........more >
Dunns Creek State Park
Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, this is one of the newest additions to the state park system. The park's natural communities include sandhills, covered with longleaf pines and wiregrass, and sand pine scrub. These communities protect several endangered and threatened species, such ........more >
Fort Caroline National Memorial Park
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Fort Clinch State Park
A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps began preserving and rebuilding ........more >
Gold Head Branch State Park
One of Floridas first state parks, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was developed on a 2,000-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC during the 1930s. The extraordinary craftsmanship of the CCC is still evident today. Located on rolling sandhills in an area known as the central ridge ........more >
Little Talbot Island State Park
With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desertlike dunes, and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow hours of nature study and relaxation. ........more >
Magnolia Lake State Park
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Ocala National Recreation Trail
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Osceola National Forest
Nearly two hundred thousand acres of the original Florida are waiting to be explored in the Osceola National Forest. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and many more. ........more >
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
East of Jacksonville's skyscrapers and west of the beaches, this state park protects one of the largest contiguous areas of coastal uplands remaining in Duval County. The uplands protect the water quality of the Nassau and St. Johns rivers, ensuring the survival of aquatic plants and animals, and providing ........more >
Ravine Gardens State Park
A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive ........more >
Relay State Wildlife Management Area
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Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Although the formal gardens are the centerpiece of this park, Washington Oaks is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, this property was once owned by a distant relative of President George ........more >
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War, allowing access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast. There was never an actual fort on Yellow Bluff, but an encampment that was fortified and equipped with large guns for protection. ........more >
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