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Pine Log State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Ebro, FL 32437 (94.888 miles)

Pine Log State Forest, purchased in 1936, is Florida's first state forest. Pine Log State Forest has 3 named streams (Pine Log Creek, Little Crooked Creek and Ditch Branch) as well as several small lakes and ponds. Pine Log State Forest offers many recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. A campground with twenty campsites can be found at the Pine Log State Forest Recreation Area. All sites are fully equipped with electric and water hook-ups. Restrooms with showers and a sanitary dumping station are located on site. rn

Official Website: Pine Log State Forest

CAMP HELEN STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Boating

PANAMA CITY BEACH , FL 32413 (95.308 miles)

The park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell– one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide; in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Prehistoric middens and mounds indicate that humans lived in the area more than 4,000 years ago. From 1945 until 1987, Camp Helen was a company resort for employees of an Alabama textile mill. Natural areas range from coastal dunes and salt marshes along the Gulf to freshwater wetlands and sand pine scrub along the lake.rn

Official Website: CAMP HELEN STATE PARK

EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK Fishing

PANAMA CITY BEACH , FL 32413 (95.308 miles)

The focal point of this park is a beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap-around porch. Surrounded by moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens, the Wesley house inspires visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry. The park is part of the estate owned in the 1800s by the Wesleys, a wealthy Florida timber family. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. The collection of Louis XVI furniture is the second largest in the United States.rn

Official Website: EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK

PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

PONCE DE LEON , FL 32455 (100.553 miles)

This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily.rn

Official Website: PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK

ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Boating

FT WHITE , FL 32038 (101.389 miles)

The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. October through March scuba diving is available in the Blue Hole only.White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons can be seen from the river.rn

Official Website: ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking

FT WHITE , FL 32038 (101.389 miles)

This park has two major springs, a spring run, and six sinkholes-all in near pristine condition. One of the longest underwater cave systems in the continental United States, about 28,000 feet of underwater passages have been explored and surveyed by cave divers. Mature forest stands around the springs represent four major natural plant communities. A nature trail leads visitors on a path tracing the twisting tunnels of the caves far below their feet.rn

Official Website: PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE PARK

TROY SPRINGS STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

FT WHITE , FL 32038 (101.389 miles)

The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Spring now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.rn

Official Website: TROY SPRINGS STATE PARK

Stephen C. Foster State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Fargo, GA 31631 (105.157 miles)

"Way down South on the Swanee River, Far, Far Away..named after the song writer S.Foster this park is the entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp

Official Website: Stephen C. Foster State Park

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing

Chiefland, FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1929 by President Herbert Hoover to protect a breeding ground for colonial nesting migratory birds during a time when market hunters, desiring feathers for the ladies' apparel industry, were slaughtering millions of birds.

Official Website: Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Chiefland, FL 32626 (107.616 miles)

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1979, is located along the southern edge of the Big Bend region of Florida's west coast, approximately 50 miles southwest of Gainsville. This 54,000 acre refuge is one of the largest undeveloped river delta - estuarine systems in the United States and was established to protect natural ecosystems of the Suwannee River's lower reaches and coastal marsh, as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Official Website: Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge