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Collier-Seminole State Park

Naples, Florida

Contact Information
20200 E. TaMiami Trail
Naples, 33961
(239) 394-3397

Florida State Campgrounds
Reservations 1-800-326-3521

In the early 1940's Barron Collier, a wealthy advertising entrepreneur and pioneer developer, made plans to design a park. By 1947, the land Collier had chosen was turned over to the state of Florida for management as a state park. Named in part for Collier and for the Seminole Indians who had made the area their home, Collier-Seminole State Park was opened to the public.

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

Collier-Seminole State Park Photo

Driving Directions
Going south from Tampa on I-75, take Exit 101 (SR 951 & SR 84) and turn right. Follow 951 to US 41. Turn left on US 41 and the Collier-Seminole State Park will be 8 miles on the right just past CR 92.Going west from Fort Lauderdale, take Exit 80 (SR 29), go south to 41 and turn right. Follow 41 for about 15 miles, and the Collier-Seminole State Park will be on your left.

Park Activities

Off road biking on Historic Marco Road along a 3.5 mile course along marsh, hammock and pine flatwood.

Boat Ramp
The boat ramp will accommodate small to medium vessels during low tide and most boats during high tide. Please call for conditions.

Boat Ramp
Boat tours down the river are available through the concessionaire. For information and a departure schedule please call (941) 642-8898.

The Black Water River flows from the park, allowing access to the Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. A float plan is required to be filed at the ranger station. You can rent from the park or bring your own canoe.

Campfire Circle
The campfire circle provides an opportunity for campers and the park visitors to view a slide program by park personnel about local interests. The topics vary from black bear, native american history, the building of the TaMiami Dredge to the mangrove forests. The slide programs last from 30 to 45 minutes with a chance for questions at the end.

There is a 13.6-mile canoe trail that flows down the twisting Black Water River through a mangrove forest.

The Concessionaire has many items for sale such as ice, sodas, and snack items. Store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week.

Fishing is available. A freshwater or saltwater license may be required. Check local regulations.

Full Facility Camping
Camping is available at Collier-Seminole State Park year round.

Reservations may be made up to eleven months in advance. One night’s camping fee deposit will be required (credit card only – must be canceled within 24 hours of check-in time for refund).

Nature Trails
A 6.5-mile hiking trail winds through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp, allowing visitors to observe the great variety of vegetation and wildlife found at the park. A self-guided nature trail featuring a boardwalk system and observation platform overlooking the salt marsh is also available. Additional exhibits of plants and wildlife may be seen in the park's Interpretive Center.

Picnic area is available with tables and grills. Pavilions are available but limited on a first come first serve basis.

Primitive Camping
Primitive camping is available along our canoe and hiking trails. Campers can experience true camping with no amenities. Space is limited. Check at ranger station for availability.

The park has two camping areas. One area contains 19 sites located in a wooded area and is popular for tents, vans, and popups. The other consists of 118 sites in an area more suited for RV's and also includes tent sites. Some sites have electricity and all sites have a picnic table and a grill. Three bathhouses are located in the campground and are equipped with hot and cold showers. One bathhouse has a washer and dryer and another has an activity room with tables, chairs, brochure rack, and other reading material. The park has a youth camping area, a primitive camping area that is accessible from the park's hiking trail, and another primitive camping area accessible by canoe. The youth camp area can be reserved and the primitive camps are first come first serve.

Visitor Center
A self-guided tour through the nature center has many exhibits of the plants and wildlife that can be seen here.

Wildlife Viewing
There are several opportunities to view wildlife through nature trails, bike trails and canoe trails. Common sightings are alligator, raccoons, osprey, white ibis, and other wading birds.

Youth Camping
Youth camping is available for youth groups i.e. Scouts, church, and schools. Youth camp area is primitive and will require some walking with food and water to get to the site. No showers and only privies are available.