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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 #36 of 52 Attractions 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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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our family wanted to try something different this Christmas so we decided to go camping. We chose the location based on availability. The park and facilities are good, bathrooms are clean and camp areas well maintained. However Mother Nature was a little rude to us 😝 the park is right at the edge of the Florida Everglades and they have... More 

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Lebanon, TN
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This park isn't necessarily bad, there just isn't a lot to it. I did not camp, so I cannot comment on the camping activities or set ups. The park is small with just a few actual activities. You can walk the hammock and see flora and fauna. Some wildlife may make themselves seen, but don't count on it. Near the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I was a little hesitant to stay at this park due to the negative reviews and the fact that the park was easy to get a reservation during "in season" when calling at the last minute. However, we made the reservation and stayed on site 17 in the tent camping area. We got there after dark but that was fine,... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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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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Cincinnati
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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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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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