Seminole State Park, 7870 State Park Rd, Donalsonville
Collier-Seminole State Park is a Florida State Park located on US 41, 17 miles south of Naples, Florida. The park is the home of a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, the Bay City Walking Dredge used to build the Tamiami Trail through the Everglades. The park includes of 6,430 acres Show more...
of mangrove swamp, cypress swamps, salt marshes, mangrove river estuaries, and pine flatwoods. Among the wildlife of the park are American Alligators, raccoons, Ospreys, and American White Ibis. Brown pelicans, Wood storks, Bald eagles, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, American crocodiles, Florida Black Bears and Big Cypress Fox Squirrels also inhabit the park.
Activities include picnicking, hiking, bicycling, and canoeing, camping, wildlife viewing, fishing and boating. Amenities include an RV park, four pavilion picnic shelters, a boat ramp, and a full-facility campground with youth, group and primitive campsites. The park has a number of trails. A 13.6-mile canoe trail that flows down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest. A 6.5-mile hiking trail runs through the park. A .9 mile nature trail features a boardwalk system and observation platform that overlooks the salt marsh. The park is open from 8:00 am until sundown year round.