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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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$150.00*
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Blackwater River Kayak Tour
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Blackwater River Paddle Board Tour

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Nice camping spot

Very nice campgrounds and walking paths. I launch my layakmjere sometimes,but it's a long ride to get,out of the park. Come prepared with everything from bug spray to water and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice campgrounds and walking paths. I launch my layakmjere sometimes,but it's a long ride to get,out of the park. Come prepared with everything from bug spray to water and your fave snacks

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to camp on Thursday and this was the only state park with availability for that Saturday in south Florida so we gave it a try. The Campground is very good, bathrooms are great and close by, campground hosts were lovely people and the office staff was very nice too. The only downside was there aren't many attractions on... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've camped here several times since August. there are two distinct areas -- a larger, newer section for bigger RVs and motorized campers (although those in tents can stay there too) and a smaller, older, more secluded and woody area (sites 1-20). Only vehicles, tents and pop ups, and A-liners can use this smaller area. The larger, newer area is... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this camping trip for 3 nights. With kids ranging from 8-13. It has just reopened after a year closure and renovation. That would be why the bath house is immaculate. It was very busy and the camping sites are fairly close. We chose site 41 because it was bigger and would accommodate our larger travel trailer however... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a bike ride and was warned about the panthers, snakes and bears but we had a close encounter with a big gator. Did we peddle fast, we did, great place all the same.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We really enjoyed camping in this state park except that some of the bathrooms are closed. It is about five minutes southeast of the beginning of Naples and close to Marco Island. There is noise from Highway 41 as it parallels the road and the man powered dredge is fascinating.

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The park is just average. The camping was pretty much on top of each other - I was fortunate to be there during the week so there were not too many campers. I visited at the end of September (rainy season) and the mosquitoes were very bad. The boat ramp is nice and very usable, and there are canoe and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Visited for Lunch and walk around. Great wildlife. Saw vultures and also a racoon. Nice place to chill out

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Worst invasion by aggressive mosquitoes since my last trip to Costa Rican jungles. Nice launching ramp for kayaks or canoes, but you are attacked by biting insects the moment you open your car door to get out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This park's main feature is the Walking Dredge. We enjoyed seeing that and the Royal palms. Other than that there is not much going for this park unless you canoe or kayak, which we don't. We basically paid to see the Dredge and use the bathrooms. The store wasn't open so I don't know if there were any displays to... More 

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