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Collier Seminole State Park

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Address: 20200 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34114
Phone Number: +1 239-394-3397
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Description: This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of...
This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. A wide variety of wildlife, including several imperiled species, inhabits this unusual blend of temperate and tropical native plant communities. Visitors can experience this park's remarkable wilderness on several trails. The Blackwater River originates in the park and meanders several miles through the mangroves to Blackwater Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands. The Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park offers popular daily 3-hour Guided Canoe Trip (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) down the Blackwater River. No paddling experience required. All Canoes have padded seats and backrest! Please call the ranger station for trip price & reservations. The park has canoe rentals along with a boat ramp that provides access to the Blackwater River. Other trails offer opportunities for bicycling, hiking and nature observation. Campground sites have electricity, water, a grill and a picnic table. The restrooms have hot showers and one has a laundry facility. The park is open from 8:00 a.M. Until sunset, 365 days a year.
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A neat little park

We were on our way to Ft. Myers from Miami, driving on the Tamiami rail, and needed to stop to eat lunch, so we drove in here. We were only there for bout an hour, but my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were on our way to Ft. Myers from Miami, driving on the Tamiami rail, and needed to stop to eat lunch, so we drove in here. We were only there for bout an hour, but my impression was favourable. The grounds were very well kept, and there was a nice picnic area where we had lunch. There were also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We arrived to the park right at 5pm. The park is open till sunset, but most of the features are closed at 5pm. We paid $5 to go in and make a quick drive around the park. It didn't appear that there was much offered. I did notice that there were canoes available but didn't check into those due to... More 

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Naples, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have done the canoe trail several times and had a great time. We tend to go about 2 miles down and then back in 2 hours and the scenery is varied and tide generally not too strong. Lots of birds and almost no people. We usually go in the winter to minimize the bugs. An unknown Collier treasure

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plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had travelled to the park with friends who had canoed at the park some years previously. The park is very laid back in its safety protocols as they give you a whistle, buoyancy vest, buoyancy seat and a paddle . We .launch the canoe and followed the map given to us by the park ranger. About a mile into... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We live nearby, and decided to do the bike and hiking trail. It's 3.6 miles, and covers part of the old Marco rd and then some wooded paths. Very nice mix of typical south Florida scrub and woods. We had good weather, a dry but cool spring day, which is actually unusual for the time of year. Deep in the... More 

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Oakwood, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The plant life looked like it was starved for water and the royal palms looked as if they were dying. The dredge that helped build the Tamiami is located in the park and that was cool. This park looked like it was geared towards boating and camping. We only took the one mile nature loop listed in the park handout;... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Forget about any visit other than the winter. We made every preparations yet he bugs clearly won. The facilities were great... power, water, fishing, canoeing and great rangers. One of the rangers, Josh, was very informative and really nice. The pavilions by the boat launch were great. Good shade and when then wind is in the right direction it is... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed over the weekend of the annual bluegrass festival, and the campground was packed. As stated before, the sites are very tight and lack definition. We had tents on each side of our RV in the space of one average campsite. The two couples on our right had 5 kids for a total of 9 people, with two tents... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Camped this weekend with family, friends, teenagers and 3 toddlers. We had a great time. We reserved campsites 50&51. Water and electricity available. We had 4 5 person tents, we all fit. Close to bathrooms. Women's bathroom was clean, 4 showers w curtains, clean for a busy spring break weekend. Shower early if it's a busy weekend as all the... More 

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Lynn Have, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The park has a lot to recommend it. The open grass area with the Collier memorial is attractive, the interpretive exhibit on early native living was interesting and informative, the Blockhouse and the dredge were oddities that give the park unique character, the hiking trails were well-maintained, and the volunteer staff were absolutely terrific-- friendly and helpful. The boat launch... More 

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