Featured National, State & Regional Parks

Blue Spring State Park

Visit the home of the Indian Manatees with 2,600 acres of land located on the St. Johns River. Activities include picnic area, hiking trails, and overnight camping facilities. 2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763. 386-775-3663. Cost: Fee.

Everglades National Park

Educational programs at the park focus on habitats, archaeology, living history, and more. See alligators, birds, turtles, and other animals. 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. Tel: 305-242-7700. Cost: Fee/Free.

Lake Louisa State Park

Tour 6 lakes in one park with activities including fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. 7305 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34714. Tel: 352-394-3969. Cost: Fee.

Orlando Wetlands Park

25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, FL 32709. 407-568-1706. Tour through 1,650 acres of nature with trails, bird-watching, bicycling and 20 miles of woodlands. Free.

Osceola County Parks

366 N. Beaumont Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741. 407-343-7173. Offers 40 different parks and recreation facilities. Fee.

Tomoka State Park

160 different species of birds, half mile nature trails, and a 18th century historic boat with other activities including canoeing, boating, and fishing. 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Tel: 386-676-4075. Cost: Fee.