National Parks / Natural World in Green Cove Springs

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Augustine
Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina ro...
Jacksonville
Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
Jacksonville
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. Ameli...
Jacksonville
Located on one of Northeast Florida's 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 Blackr...
Folkston
is one of the largest of it's kind and almost utterly untouched, offering canoe and paddle boat tours, plus camping and cabin accommodations.
Silver Springs
(58 Miles)
Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida. Here you can ...
White Springs
his park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs, towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River, afford outstanding vistas not found anywhere else in Florida. When the water level on the Suwannee River is between ...
Deland
This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of year...
Avenue Orange City
The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. For centuries, the spring area was home for Native Americans. In 1...
Fanning Springs
Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with kids in Florida
Inverness
The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the soldiers resting here, enabling the Volunteers to ...
Crystal River
Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist will guide you through our manatee awareness progra...
Crystal River
The Crystal River Preserve State Park is truly a unique area on Florida's Gulf Coast. The park is in between temperate and sub-tropical climate zones, which allows for different communities to grow according to their location. In addition to the clim...
Weeki Wachee
Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!
Colt Creek
(119 Miles)
Lakeland
This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 years this property was managed as a cattle ranch by t...
Nicholls
One of southern Georgia’s “best kept secrets,” this park is known for interpretation of agricultural history at its Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Seventeen-Mile River winds through a cy...
North Thonotosassa
Opened in 1938 as one of Floridas first state parks, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River. Fort Foster, a replica of an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War, is located on the park grounds, adjacent to the river. Fort tour...
Lamont
Nestled along the northern Gulf Coast, this park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes. The Econfina River meanders like a dark ribbon through pine flatwoods, oaks and palm forests to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. Nature lo...
Cocoa Beach
Enjoy nature at its finest when you get Ric Hinman's "Lazy Days" Kayak Eco-Tours to take you on a relaxing journey through Cocoa Beach, Florida's beautiful Thousand Islands... Click for...
Tampa
A nature filled day out for the family with wooded picnic areas and a playground, canoeing and kayaking, as well as a host of wildlife.
Savannah
Located near historic Savannah, this barrier island has both salt and fresh water due to estuaries and marshes that flow through the area. The park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the intracoastal waterway, and provides scenic camping and picnick...
Fort Pulaski
(145 Miles)
Savannah
The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore the historic fort, or take a scenic nature walk. Spend a day fishing, kayaking, hiking, o...
Dunedin
Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserve��s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. Visitors must bring water and supplies; there are no provis...
Thomasville
Nestled among the pines and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene sanctuary where one can explore and enjoy verdant lands and learn about the workings of ...
Wakulla Springs
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom...
Panacea
Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Floridas Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pi...
Vero Beach
is a significant and award winning botanical resource showcasing native, exotic and subtropical plant life pleasingly interspersed with restored architectural restorations.
Vero Beach
Located on an 18-acre tropical hammock, McKee Botanical Garden is home to a diverse collection of more than 10,000 native and tropical plants as well as one of the largest collections in Florida of 100 species of waterlilies. Take a self-guided walki...
Sarasota
Children will delight in our indoor "rainforest," brilliant dart frog collection, and our gardens abundant with tropical flora and fauna. More than 150 scientific expeditions to rainforests around the world have contributed to our collection of more ...
Pierce
One of the state's newest seaside parks, Avalon has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beachfront. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles, like the loggerhead, Atlantic green, and ...
Donalsonville
This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the water’s edge, offering excellent views and quick access t...
Millen
Magnolia Springs State Park is known for its crystal clear springs flowing 7 million gallons of water per day and the beautiful boardwalk which spans the cool water. During warmer months, visitors may watch for alligators, turtles and other wildlife ...
Port Saint Lucie
A friendly kayak fishing guide service providing charters to the Treasure coast and Palm Beaches of Florida. They cater for beginners, so great for all keen kids. Eco paddling tours too.
Andersonville
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, American prisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendous courage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these brave Americans.
Jensen Beach
The standout family feature is the interactive play fountain suitable for kids of all ages to cool off in the summer.
Plains
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rights and public service th...
Macon
Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present, there is evidence her...
Eastgate Park
(231 Miles)
Dothan
Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!
Chipley
Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to t...
North Palm Beach
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 ...
Cape Coral
Facilities include an active fishing pier, outdoor racquetball courts, shuffleboard courts and playground for under 12s, as well as the wide expanse of public beach with safe shallow swimming and the public pool.
Lumpkin
A stunning location for families and kids to spend the day out in nature - hiking, climbing and exploring – a beautiful way to spend time with each other and the environment.
Clewiston
It's swamp time with Billie Swamp Safari on 2,200 acres of untamed Florida Everglades! Wildlife exhibits, snake shows, airboats...a true swamp experience for the whole family!
Panama City Beach
Come visit and explore our unique park. Truly a hidden gem, Camp Helen is a beautiful getaway destination. Visit the lodge and relax in the rocking chairs as you look at Lake Powell. Listen to the stories of the park's history or share some of your o...
Jackson
Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 a...
Grayton Beach
(268 Miles)
Santa Rosa Beach
Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitor...
Naples
Thoughtfully created and sympathetically restored environments host botanical samples from all over the world plus water features, plus children's garden including butterfy house and treehouse.
Santa Rosa Beach
This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub o...
Sugar Sand Park
(269 Miles)
Boca Raton
132 acres of green space to play in, with nature trails, carousel and multi level fun science playground including water play areas.
Copeland
Welcome to the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, "the Amazon of North America." The Fakahatchee Strand is a linear swamp forest, approximately twenty miles long by five miles wide and oriented from north to south. It has been sculpted by the mo...

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