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Collier Seminole State Park

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Address: 20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
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+1 239-394-3397

This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of...

This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. A wide variety of wildlife, including several imperiled species, inhabits this unusual blend of temperate and tropical native plant communities. Visitors can experience this park's remarkable wilderness on several trails. The Blackwater River originates in the park and meanders several miles through the mangroves to Blackwater Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands.

The Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park offers popular daily 3-hour Guided Canoe

Trip (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) down the Blackwater River. No paddling experience required. All Canoes have padded seats and backrest! Please call the ranger station for trip price & reservations.

The park has canoe rentals along with a boat ramp that provides access to the Blackwater River. Other trails offer opportunities for bicycling, hiking and nature observation. Campground sites have electricity, water, a grill and a picnic table. The restrooms have hot showers and one has a laundry facility. The park is open from 8:00 a.M. Until sunset, 365 days a year.

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Peaceful nature!

Good place to go kayaking or canoeing. There's a short walking trail, picnic area, camping area, and scheduled activities. A bargain with entrance to the park at only $5 per car.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen K
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park has interesting historical and environmental features. One can hike a variety of trails, and launch a canoe or kayak for water sports

Thank Allie D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to go kayaking or canoeing. There's a short walking trail, picnic area, camping area, and scheduled activities. A bargain with entrance to the park at only $5 per car.

Thank Karen K
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the park on a Sunday afternoon, and it was very quiet that day. There is a small concession stand that rents bicycles and has cold drinks. There are also canoes available at another location in the park. We just stayed for the afternoon, but there is plenty to do. The picnic area we used, was right by the... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Sorry Florida State Park System but this place is a travel ghetto! The campsites are so close to each other that there is absolutely NO privacy and certainly no place to revel in nature or spend time at camp. Florida does such a nice job on most of their state parks but they have missed on this one. We will... More 

1 Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We spent one night and camped in our RV. There was plenty of space and we brought the dogs. Everyone was nice, helpful and friendly. There is a small community area. As we had the RV we didn't need to used the bathroom facilities so not sure how they were. The park entrance has maps and lots of information about... More 

Thank Donna J
Saint Cloud, Florida
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Ok for an overnight on your way to or from someplace...anyplace else. Not a destination state park. Campground sites are wide enough. The park is clean and the rangers are nice. Turns into locals party central on weekends. Loud booming music heard through out the campground Friday from about 4pm until 9 or 10 pm from one group of locals.... More 

Thank FloridaRobin
Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had spent two wonderful days in the Everglades and wanted to extend our experience in this State Park. We were very disappointed by the short walk, with little view. Wildlife was absent except mosquitoes which are immune to repellents.

1 Thank stism
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We camped here in February and were impressed with park. The campsites were nicely spaced with electric and water. There are hiking trails and roads for biking. The bathrooms are very nice- large and clean. Brand new laundry facilities at each bathhouse. There is a community room with books, puzzles, maps, etc that was used by other camera to escape... More 

Thank spaghetti2
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I just loved my walk in the woods and my husband enjoed catching a big snook really had a great day.

Thank rivieredartmouth
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Rent a canoe and paddle the Blackwater River under the mesmerizing mangrove canopy which mirrors off the water. Great for photography. Nice nature trail, saltwater marsh, good camping too.

1 Thank Linda K

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