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Collier Seminole State Park

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Address: 20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
Phone Number: +1 239-394-3397
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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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Blackwater River One Way Paddle Board Tour

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Royal Palms

A great destination. Off the Tamiami Trail heading out of Naples. Well worth the walk to see the royal palms in a natural setting. Need bug spray most of the time. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
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South Florida, Florida
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Roseland, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Trails, playground, campground, and store closed. Paid entrance fee to drive around the parking lots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A great destination. Off the Tamiami Trail heading out of Naples. Well worth the walk to see the royal palms in a natural setting. Need bug spray most of the time. You can drive back to Naples via Goodland and Marco Island.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you are interested in the history of this area and it's early development, you will want to visit the Collier Seminole State Park. The "Walking Dredge" alone is worth seeing to learn about the engineering marvel that was the creation of the "Tamiami Trail" across the Florida Everglades. Spend a leisurely afternoon walking the park; you won't regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This lace is easy to find. We rented a canoe ($5/h) and paddled a couple of hours through the mangroves. Very enjoyable activity. Very peaceful. The canoe trail is well marked. Stop between mangrove roots for a moment and (carefully!) enjoy a picnic in the canoe while listening to the sounds of the park. Mangrove crabs, mullet, heron, manatee, etc...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went walking on the trails and it was really beautiful. There were signs explaining the local flora, a memorial to Baron Collier, a playground, a picnic area, restrooms, a place for fishing or kayaking/canoeing. Really great park to bring the family to.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Something to do for everyone! Canoeing, walking trails and off course the old dredge that was used to build the highway! Lots of history to be learned at this park. Just remember there are lots of bugs because of so much water around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We stopped at Collier Seminole out of curiosity. The whole place was so peaceful, Mullet were jumping out of the water. Very few people about. It was possible to hire a canoe and paddle through the Mangroves, perhaps another time. We made a slight mistake by walking along a small pathway through the trees and were immediately attacked by very... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

How can you beat A $5 entry fee and $5 per hour to rent a canoe to paddle through the mangroves? We took a great 2 hour trip that went about 4 miles. Saw lots a small crabs on the mangroves and it was neat to travel through the mangrove tunnels.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This is a fun place to canoe without the bugs. Two years ago we went for a 6 hour paddle for 13 miles in a circle. On that trip we saw a few dolphins and a Saw-fish. This time we only went for a four hour paddle and only saw jumping fish and many birds in the bay. All in... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We visited with children and walked the trail, mostly boardwalk, which proved to be an interesting insight into the mangroves, Looking forward to doing the 3 hour guided canoe trip. Great place for a picnic as well.

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