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Collier Seminole State Park

Address: 20200 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34114
Phone Number: +1 239-394-3397
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Ranked #69 of 119 things to do in Naples
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This park is magical. Canoe trip, perfect camping sites. Make sure you reserve your spot to camp out with your tent, RV or trailer in advance through reserveamerica.org. Canoe or kayak trips through red mangrove saltwater canals are a delight. there's a beautiful 2 mile or so canoe trail, or you can get adventurous and do an 11 mile or... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 4PM hoping to either walk on trails or rent a canoe. They kept telling us "there's not enough time..." we had 2.5 hrs til sunset, not really sure why they kept saying that...a bit odd.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had camped in this Florida state park several years ago and we're looking forward to another visit in February. I guess we got lucky the last time since we were stuck in a tiny camping spot (#61) for our 40' motorhome, even though I spoke of the size of our RV when making the reservation. Generally the camping spots... More 

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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This beautiful park offers great river canoeing through the mangrove swamp. Rentals and a picnic/parking areas are just past the ranger station. The washroom facilities are clean and very well marked adjacent to the children's' play area. The two hiking trails ,however, are accessed from outside the park down US41. The trails are home to many native residents. Be advised,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped in after a visit to Everglads City. There is a small,admission fee ($5.00 a car). We went on the 45 minute interpretive Boardwalk trail. It is really pretty and tranquil. We only saw a few other people which was great after being in overcrowded Naples. There is some interesting signage along the way, describing some of the trees... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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217 reviews 217 reviews
68 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

We loved this park. We began the day walking along the 3 mile bike trail at the north end of the park seeking the oldest active cache in the state of Florida, found it. Then we explored the park center, being amazed by the dredging machine used to gather material to build US 41, enjoyed the blockhouse and finished our... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We called in here on our way back to Naples after a tip to Everglades City. It was very quiet and although there were a few young people having a lesson on kayaking, the whole place was peaceful. We had a walk along the boardwalk through the swamp to the overlook and although there weren't many animals to see apart... More 

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Tampa, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Like other reviewers we had a big issue with the mosquitos. We couldn't even be outside to griddle our pancakes because the bugs have no fear. Many of the campsites are nice and wide. The campground has a rustic feel. Bathrooms had an issue with drainage, and warm water. If you do come take a trip east through the everglades... More 

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are staying on Marco Island and want to get away from the winter crowds you can drive a short distance to this Florida State Park. It is dog friendly, has a nice small boat ramp, you can kayak, hike, or just have a nice picnic. The park is also for kids that like to play. You can fish... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's been a while since taking a camping trip. Did a family trip with my teenage son. Sites 1-19 a in a different loop compared to the others. These have a little more space the other sites in the 2nd loop are so close to one another and have no privacy. Rented a canoe from the park 5.00 an hour.... More 

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