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DR JULIAN G BRUCE ST GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping

ST GEORGE ISLAND , FL 32328 (57.675 miles)

Miles of undeveloped beach with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Apalachicola Bay on the other provide the perfect setting for this park. The park offers ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping, and nature study. Two boat ramps provide access to Apalachicola Bay where anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, and Spanish mackerel. Few parks offer better opportunities for gulf coast shelling. Shore birds such as the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, and willet often nest along the park´s sandy shores and grass flats.rn

Official Website: DR JULIAN G BRUCE ST GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK

JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM STATE PARK

ST GEORGE ISLAND , FL 32328 (57.675 miles)

A young physician named John Gorrie moved to Apalachicola in the early 1800s when it was a prominent port of trade, commerce, and shipping in Florida. Gorrie served as postmaster, city treasurer, town councilman, and bank director. Concern for his yellow fever patients motivated Gorrie to invent a method for cooling their rooms. He became a pioneer in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration by inventing a machine that made ice, and received the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. A replica of his ice-making machine is on display at the museum.rn

Official Website: JOHN GORRIE MUSEUM STATE PARK

FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

MARIANNA , FL 32446 (60.117 miles)

This is one of the few state parks with dry (air filled) caves and is the only Florida state park to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.rn

Official Website: FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Apalachicola, FL 32320 (61.790 miles)

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. Ten separate habitat types have been identified: tidal marsh; freshwater lakes and streams; dunes dominated by live oak/mixed hardwood understory; scrub oaks; relatively pure stands of cabbage palm; and four different slash pine communities, each with its own unique understory species. St. Vincent is an important stop-off point in the Gulf of Mexico region for neo-tropical migratory birds. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, sea turtles, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Wood storks use the refuge during their migration. In addition, the refuge serves as a breeding area for endangered red wolves

Official Website: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

ORMAN HOUSE

APALACHICOLA , FL 32320 (61.790 miles)

Built in 1838 by Thomas Orman, this antebellum home overlooks the Apalachicola River, and was used for both business and social gatherings. Orman was a cotton merchant and businessman in Apalachicola from 1840 to the 1870s. He helped the tiny town become one of the Gulf Coast's most important cotton exporting ports during the mid-19th century. The house features details of both federal and Greek revival styles with wooden mantelpieces, molded plaster cornices, and wide heart-pine floorboards.rn

Official Website: ORMAN HOUSE

Big Shoals State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking

Live Oak, FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Big Shoals State Forest comprises 1,673 acres of the 3,919 acre Big Shoals Public Lands (BSPL). BSPL is managed jointly by the Florida Division of Forestry, Florida State Parks, Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD), and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC). The Suwannee River flows along the entire southern boundary of BSPL. The State Forest portion is located on the northern side of the Public Lands.

Official Website: Big Shoals State Forest

Twin Rivers State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Live Oak, FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Twin Rivers State Forest is located along the banks of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers. There are many natural communities within Twin Rivers State Forest. Among these are sandhill, floodplain, swamp and sinkhole communities. Twin Rivers State Forest is comprised of 14 noncontiguous tracts. Each of the tracts on Twin Rivers State Forest offer many recreational opportunities.

Official Website: Twin Rivers State Forest

MADISON BLUE SPRING Hiking Fishing Boating

LIVE OAK , FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Located in one of Florida´s newest state parks, this crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for swimming. About 82 feet wide and 25 feet deep, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing.rn

Official Website: MADISON BLUE SPRING

SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

LIVE OAK , FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

About a quarter mile past the ranger station, a high bluff overlooks the spot where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Vestiges of history in the park show how important the Suwannee River was to Florida history. Along the river are long mounds of earthworks built during the Civil War to guard against incursions by Union Navy gunboats. Other remnants from the past include one of the state´s oldest cemeteries, and a paddle-wheel shaft from a 19th century steamboat.rn

Official Website: SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK

LAFAYETTE BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

LIVE OAK , FL 32060 (66.870 miles)

Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Lafayette Blue Springs produces up to 168 million gallons of water daily, making it one of Florida's 33 first magnitude springs. Swimming or snorkeling in the spring is a refreshing activity on a hot day; river fishing is also a popular recreation. Visitors can enter the park by boat from the Suwannee River as well as by car. Many visitors enjoy the shaded picnic area. White-tailed deer, gray squirrels, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Barred Owls are some of the animals seen in the park.rn

Official Website: LAFAYETTE BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK