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PAYNES PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

MICANOPY , FL 32667 (137.932 miles)

Paynes Prairie is biologically, geologically, and historically unique. This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774. Over 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife, including alligators, bison, wild horses, and over 270 species of birds. Exhibits and an audio-visual program at the visitor center explain the area´s natural and cultural history.rn

Official Website: PAYNES PRAIRIE PRESERVE STATE PARK

Goethe State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Dunnellon, FL 34431 (138.736 miles)

Goethe State Forest has more than 15 different natural communities. This extensive old-growth forest has one of the largest red-cockaded woodpecker populations on state lands in Florida. The trail system extends throughout the forest with access available at four separate trailheads.

Official Website: Goethe State Forest

Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Folkston, GA 31537 (140.672 miles)

The Okefenokee Swamp is one of the worlds largest intact freash water ecosystems. See an abundance of wildlife plants and trees at this unique Refuge

Official Website: Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge

Cary State Forest Hiking Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Bryceville, FL 32009 (141.214 miles)

Cary State Forest was one of the original Florida State Forests and was established in the mid-1930s. The state forest attracts many visitors each year for the educational experience provided by its open air teaching pavilion and nature trail. Cary State Forest plays an important role in the environmental education of the area's school children as it is a regular site for field trips.

Official Website: Cary State Forest

CRYSTAL RIVER ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK Fishing

CRYSTAL RIVER , FL 34428 (142.118 miles)

A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre, pre-Columbian, Native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area, and a substantial midden. The six-mound complex is one of the longest continuously occupied sites in Florida. For 1,600 years the site served as an imposing ceremonial center for Native Americans. People traveled to the complex from great distances to bury their dead and conduct trade. It is estimated that as many as 7,500 Native Americans may have visited the complex every year. Although primarily an archaeological site, the park sits on the edge of an expansive coastal marsh.rn

Official Website: CRYSTAL RIVER ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK

CRYSTAL RIVER PRESERVE STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Biking

CRYSTAL RIVER , FL 34428 (142.118 miles)

A place of exceptional natural beauty, the undisturbed islands, inlets, backwaters, and forests of this preserve are especially cherished by nature lovers and photographers. The park borders 20 miles of the northern Gulf Coast between the two cities of Yankeetown and Homosassa.rn

Official Website: CRYSTAL RIVER PRESERVE STATE PARK

MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK Hiking

HAWTHORNE , FL 32640 (143.355 miles)

Visitors to this Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community of Cross Creek. Her cracker style home and farm, where she lived for 25 years and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling, has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here.rn

Official Website: MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK

MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS , FL 32656 (145.361 miles)

One of Florida´s first state parks, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was developed on a 2,000-acre site by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. The extraordinary craftsmanship of the CCC is still evident today. Located on rolling sandhills in an area known as the central ridge of Florida, a deep ravine with springs issuing from its side bisects the area and forms Gold Head Branch. Marshes, lakes and scrub provide a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.rn

Official Website: MIKE ROESS GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK

Four Creeks State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilliard, FL 32046 (146.466 miles)

Four Creeks State Forest is located between Callahan and Yulee, Florida on approximately 13,147 acres in Nassau County. Four Creeks was named after the four water systems that transverse its boundaries; Alligator (Mills), Thomas, Boggy and Plummer Creeks. The four creeks join together to form the headwaters of the Nassau River, which borders the southeastern portion of the property.

Official Website: Four Creeks State Forest

Ralph E.Simmons Memorial State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilliard, FL 32046 (146.466 miles)

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest offers visitors the scenic beauty of the St. Mary's River. The river and two oxbow lakes along with numerous cypress stands, ponds and swamps provide an abundance of fish as well as a water source for the many types of wildlife that live on the forest. Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest provides excellent opportunities for resource-based recreation.

Official Website: Ralph E.Simmons Memorial State Forest