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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
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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Nice park for a visit, but camping site is wanting

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Lynn Have, FL
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Nice location, but needs a major overhaul. Real tight spots to get in and out of. They are closing the campsites down so hopefully sites will get improved. The boating area is real nice, easy kayak/canoe launch. They just started doing a car show and it was pretty nice, should grow. After improvements, this will be a great destination.

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Fenton, MI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I see people complaining about bugs on here and that was the least of our problems. Folks, this is south FL near the everglades. Bugs and Mosquitoes really werent that bad except at dusk when they all come out. What I had a problem with were the tight camping spaces. The sites offer almost no privacy. I understand they want... More 

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Crystal Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were on a couple day small trailer camping trip and this was by far the worst park we have encountered in 15 years of camping with my wife. Sites were extremely tight, and the bathrooms were dirty. We would have been better off at a Walmart.

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North Port, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went there for a break and because it was one of the few campgrounds available in Florida this time of year. We also wanted to visit the Everglades now, rather than later this year because of the heat and bugs. The campground (at least the one we were in) was crowded and there was little or no privacy. There... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We were travelers so we enjoyed the State Parks because there weren't people "living" there. It was more about camping, traveling and seeing the sights! Grounds well kept and people were friendly.

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Belle River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The tent sites were spacious, shaded and quite private. We were at site number 6. The bathrooms and showers were quite clean for a campground. The Mosquitos are pretty relentless, so wear long clothes and repellent. Not sure why so many negative reviews. If you don't like camping, there are always hotels folks.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Horrible bathrooms terrible sites, crowded,if not for the nice weather no one would be here the bugs were bad but easier to deal with

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Although rangers and volunteers were just wonderful....the campgrounds..not so much. The spaces are small and EXTREMELY crowded. It reminded me of a huge tailgate party that just never ends Children were running everywhere right through your campsites . There were only 16 showers for well over 100 people. Not like a campground at all...just a huge parking lot Crossed off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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