The Florida State Parks System encompasses approximately 174 parks, including everything from museums and cultivated gardens to whole island and immense wild areas. The vast majority are open to visitors and campers. The Florida state park system designates its acquisition into about a dozen categories: Florida state preserves, Florida state parks, Florida state historic sites, Florida state archeological sites, Florida state museums and others. Florida State Parks are open from 8 a.m. to sunset everyday of the year. However, many museums, visitor centers and historic sites are closed two days a week and their hours may vary. The park entrance fees vary throughout the state and are subject to change.

Feature: Topsail Hill State Park
Topsail Hill Preserve is named after Topsail Hill, a high, picturesque dune standing 25 feet above sea level. The preserve is home to one of the last two remaining natural populations of the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. The park has 14 natural wild plant communities from beach dunes to pine flatwoods. Coastal dune lakes, wet prairies, and maritime hammocks are rare and unique communities found in this park.Volunteers are recruited to assist with various park activities including construction, trail maintenance, sea turtle nest indexing, and campground hosts. 

Beaches, Bicycling, Full Camping, Cabins, Fishing, Nature Trails, Picnicking, Scuba, and Swimming

High, picturesque dunes provide the perfect backdrop to the undisturbed three and a half miles of pristine white quartz-sand beach along the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Surf fishing, swimming, sunning and wildlife observation are popular. The tram system, which takes you to the beach, is a mile ride through a beautiful forest.

Bicycling and roller blading are possible on our 2 miles of paved roads within the RV Resort.

Full Facility Camping 
This 140-acre RV Resort has 156 sites with sewer, water, electric, cable, heated swimming pool, shuffleboard and tennis courts and beach access. Our bathhouses are heated and air-conditioned. Big rigs welcome.

There are 14 bungalows in a small neighborhood setting with beautifully landscaped lawns and natural setting of the preserve out the backdoor. Each bungalow has a carport, full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and utility room. All are completely furnished. Other amenities may include screened-in porches and a den. The swimming pool, laundry facility, clubhouse, and country store are easily accessible. Rentals are from one month to six months. 

Freshwater fishing in 6 lakes. License required. Saltwater fishing available in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Nature Trails 
The park has maritime nature trails located south of Morris Lake which traverses ancient dunes and scrub communities. The trail is 2.5 miles in length.

Picnic pavilions are located at the south end of Topsail Road. 

The emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide visitors the opportunity to swim in a saltwater environment. No lifeguard protection is provided.

Florida's approximately 174 state parks are divided into five regions:
Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southwest and Southeast.


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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

Pensacola, Florida 32507
The rare, carnivorous white-top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Visitors can enjoy a picnic and then take a hike on the nature trails to observe the rare plants and animals. For a more adventurous outing, visitors can take a day-hike across the park to the Perdido River. Read more
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming are popular activities along the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. From offshore, canoeists and kayakers can take in a superb view of the high dunes and sand pine scrub. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. A boat ramp is located at Eagle Harbor on the bay side. Read more
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks. Read more
Torreya State Park Bristol FL 32321
Torreya is popular for camping, hiking, and picnicking. Bird-watching is also a popular activity. Over 100 species of birds have been spotted in the park. Forests of hardwood trees provide the finest display of fall color found in Florida. The main campground offers full-facility campsites and a YURT (Year-round Universal Recreational Tent).  Read more
Talbot Island State Park Jacksonville FL 32226
Other popular park activities include hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, surfing and picnicking. Beachside picnic pavilions are available for use by park visitors and can be reserved in advance for a fee. A full-facility campground is located along the eastern salt marshes of Myrtle Creek. Read more
The Barnacle Historic State ParkCoconut Grove, Florida 33133
A walk into the park passes through a tropical hardwood hammock. In the 1920s, it was representative of the original landscape within the city of Miami. Today, it is one of the last remnants of the once vast Miami Hammock. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the spacious porch used as a gathering place or on a bench under a tree for solitude.   Read more

Three Rivers State Park Sneads FL 32460
Anglers can launch from a boat ramp to enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in the state, or fish from a 100-foot pier in the camping area. A shady picnic area, with tables and grills, overlooks the lake. Overnight visitors can stay in a full-facility campground next to the lake or enjoy the comforts of a modern cabin. Read more
Tomoka State Park Ormond Beach FL 32174
Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. A boat ramp gives boaters and canoeists access to the river. The Park Store offers snacks, camping supplies, and canoe rentals. For overnight stays, the park has full-facility campsites and youth camping.  Read more

Troy Spring State Park

Branford, Florida 32008
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. Only open-water scuba diving is permitted and divers must be certified; no solo diving is allowed.   Read more