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DEER LAKE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks can be seen in this coastal dune habitat. Rare plants such as gulf coast lupine, spoonflower, pitcher plants, and Curtiss' sand grass-one of the largest populations found in Florida-are found in the park. Visitors may see splashes of color from summer wildflowers or some of the many species of resident or migratory birds and butterflies.rn

Official Website: DEER LAKE STATE PARK

GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A boat ramp provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias, bent and twisted by salt winds, have an eerie "Middle Earth" look.rn

Official Website: GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK

TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

SANTA ROSA BCH , FL 32459 (114.359 miles)

This park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beach-comb.rn

Official Website: TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK

DUDLEY FARM HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

NEWBERRY , FL 32669 (115.251 miles)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park demonstrates the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid-1940s-through three generations of the Dudley family. An authentic working farm, the homestead consists of eighteen buildings, including the family farmhouse with original furnishings, an 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a functional cane syrup complex. Park staff perform daily chores, raising crops, and tending to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shuckings, and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises, and bluebirds are still seen in the fields.rn

Official Website: DUDLEY FARM HISTORIC STATE PARK

CEDAR KEY MUSEUM STATE PARK Hiking

CEDAR KEY , FL 32625 (115.453 miles)

Picturesque Cedar Key, on Florida's Gulf Coast, was a thriving port city and railroad connection during the 19th century. The museum contains exhibits that depict its colorful history during that era. Part of the collection has sea shells and Indian artifacts collected by Saint Clair Whitman, the founder of the first museum in Cedar Key. Whitman's house is located at the park and has been restored to reflect life in the 1920s.rn

Official Website: CEDAR KEY MUSEUM STATE PARK

CEDAR KEY SCRUB STATE RESERVE Hiking Fishing Biking Boating

CEDAR KEY , FL 32625 (115.453 miles)

Salt marshes on the Gulf of Mexico give way to a succession of swamps, hardwood forests, pine flatwoods, and scrub, providing splendid opportunities for nature study and wildlife observation. The scrub is dominated by species such as sand live oak, myrtle oak, and Chapman's oak, along with rusty lyonia, and saw palmetto.rn

Official Website: CEDAR KEY SCRUB STATE RESERVE

WACCASASSA BAY PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

CEDAR KEY , FL 32625 (115.453 miles)

Accessible only by boat, this preserve is a favorite of anglers because it boasts both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Bordering Florida's Gulf Coast between Cedar Key and Yankeetown, extensive salt marshes and tidal creeks create habitats for saltwater fish, crabs, and shellfish. The park's uplands protect a remnant of the Gulf Hammock that once spanned thousands of acres between the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers. Endangered and threatened species-including West Indian manatees, bald eagles, American alligators, and Florida black bears-live or feed within the preserve.rn

Official Website: WACCASASSA BAY PRESERVE STATE PARK

Providence Canyon State Park Hiking Camping

Lumpkin, GA 31815 (117.732 miles)

Known as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" located in SW GA

Official Website: Providence Canyon State Park

DEVIL'S MILLHOPPER STATE PARK Hiking

ALACHUA , FL 32615 (118.035 miles)

Devils Millhopper Geo Park is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground, and lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink.rn

Official Website: DEVIL'S MILLHOPPER STATE PARK

SAN FELASCO HAMMOCK PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Biking Horseback

ALACHUA , FL 32615 (118.035 miles)

This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions for many species of hardwood trees, including several champion trees. Bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, turkeys, and many species of songbirds make their homes in the 18 natural communities found in the preserve. The park offers outdoor adventure to hikers, off-road bicyclists, horseback riders, and nature lovers. To ensure solitude and quiet for a true wilderness experience, the southern two-thirds of the park is designated for hiking only.rn

Official Website: SAN FELASCO HAMMOCK PRESERVE STATE PARK