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Collier Seminole State Park

20200 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34114
+1 239-394-3397
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Ranked #54 of 79 Attractions in Naples
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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 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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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The friendly attendant charged us $5.00 and gave us a map of the 3.5 mile bike path. She neglected to tell us that the mosquitoes were out and were ravenous. We brought "road" bikes with skinny tires and found that the bike path was better suited to "off-road" bicycles with wider tires that could handle the sandy soil and tree... More

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69 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stopped at Collier Seminole State Park and took the Royal Palm Hammock Trail. The trail was OK, but didn't have many scenic views. There were interesting sights to see on the trail such as a fallen trees which showed how shallow their root systems were. Also in the park was the "Walking Dredge", which was used to construct the... More

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United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I had read the mixed reviews here with trepidation. I tent camped here with a school group of mostly middle school students. Part of the park was closed for renovations so it was actually not very crowded. We lucked out and the weather was gorgeous - sunny with a breeze so the mosquitos were not bad (nothing that some deet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a great time. The bugs did get a bit annoying at times for an early March visit but they were certainly tolerable.

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Collier Seminole is a very nice place to attend with family to experience unspoiled Florida. I enjoyed a walking trail. While walking, I noticed several species of birds and saw some racoons. There is a very nice boat and kayak launch.

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Richmond, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Reasonably priced tent site ($25/night) with water/electric hookup. Tent sites are far nicer than RV area ~~ it was way too crowded for our liking. We chose our site using google earth & it was perfectly located. Baths are dated but very clean. Two suggestions if you choose to stay here ~ (1) be sure to call during the day... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This state park is about 10 miles from Naples on Rt 41 (don't let your GPS tell you to go right on route 92 since the actual entrance is about 200 yards past the intersection). The price is right to get in ($5) and there are two options for canoe rental ($5 per hour from the park or a $30... More

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Rising Sun, Maryland, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

...and not a moment too soon. The park is closing soon for an overhaul. We just happened to hit it right before that. The sites are muddy and close together. The bathrooms and showers are spotless but dated. Everything is a bit worn out. Kudos to the rangers and volunteers for their friendliness and knowledge. The camp hosts were cheery... More

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Given that the sites are close together (as pointed out by so many other reviewers) we accepted that and found that there were so many other reasons to like this park. There are interesting short bike rides to nature trails and river activities, there were 2 ice cream socials during our 5-day visit, the other campers were the friendliest we... More

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Key West, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed for two nights in the tents-only section and thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. Spacious site, fire pit, and electricity/water make for a great experience. No fish were biting, but the raccoons were, so secure your food products. Seriously: they unzipped the gear tent and made off with cornbread and cookies. Bugs were very minimal. We walked the 1.5 mile... More

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