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Tomoka State Park

Ormond Beach, Florida

Contact Information
2099 North Beach Street
Ormond Beach, 32174
(386) 676-4050

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521



Driving Directions

Tomoka State Park is located three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Located near the confluence of the Tomoka and Halifax rivers, Tomoka State Park offers scenic oaks and camping where early native Americans once lived off the fish-filled lagoons.

Park Activities

Boat Ramp, Full Camping, Youth Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Interpretive Center, Nature Trails, and Picnicking

Boat Ramp
A boat ramp is located in the park allowing boaters access to the Tomoka River and its surrounding tributaries. All of the waters in the vicinity of the park are a designated manatee sanctuary. Boaters should use extreme caution while navigating these waters to help protect this endangered marine mammal. Idle and slow speed zones are enforced.

Full Facility Camping
The park has one hundred (100) campsites. All sites have a picnic table, grill, and water. Sixty-three (63) sites also have electric hook-ups. The sites do not have sewer hook-ups but a dump station is located within the park.

Because of the large amount of beautiful trees in our camp sites, camping rigs larger than thirty-four feet (34') in length and eleven feet (11') in height cannot be accommodated, and are prohibited from camping in this park.

Youth Camping
Tomoka State Park has a separate camping area for organized youth groups. The area will accommodate up to thirty-five (35) people. The camping area has picnic tables, grills, and a large fire circle. Restroom facilities, complete with hot showers, are included.

All youth groups must be accompanied by adult chaperones. Reservations are required for this area. Please call Tomoka State Park at (386) 676-4050 for reservations for the Youth Camping Area.

Canoeing
Canoe rentals are available from the Ranger Station. The rivers and tributaries offer a beautiful place to observe the varied bird and marine life of the area. Canoeists are advised to use the rivers and creeks and not to venture into the Tomoka Basin except on very calm days. This large, open body of water can get quite choppy during windy conditions and sudden summer thunderstorms.

Fishing
The waters surrounding the park are popular for fishing. A survey by the Florida Marine Research Institute has identified 90 different species of fish in the Tomoka River. This includes important game fish such as red drum, black drum, sheepshead, spotted seatrout, common snook and tarpon. A saltwater fishing license is required for non-residents and for those fishing from a boat. Size and bag limits are strictly enforced. All of the current regulations are available at the park.

Nature Trails
Tomoka State Park has several trail options to offer its visitors. A one-half (1/2) mile interpretive trail winds its way through the oak hammocks that were once inhabited by Timucuan Indians. Visitors will pass through the ancient Timucuan village site of Nocoroco, a once thriving community along the banks of the Tomoka River. Using a little imagination one can visualize what it might have been like to live here a thousand years ago. At nearby Bulow Creek State Park is a six (6) mile hiking trail maintained in conjunction with the Florida Trail Association. This trail meanders through oak hammocks, pine flatwoods and freshwater swamps. There is a primitive campsite located along this trail for the more adventurous. Everything must be packed in and packed out. Biting insects canbe annoying during the warmer months. Hikers should be prepared for them and bring along insect repellent.

Picnicking
Tomoka State Park offers five (5) separate picnic areas throughout the park. There are covered pavilions with grills located at these areas for larger groups.