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“Great Stay for a First Time Camper”

Collier Seminole State Park
Ranked #42 of 124 things to do in Naples
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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.
Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Great Stay for a First Time Camper”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed over the Memorial Day Weekend 2013 with the family and quite to my surprise I had a great time and enjoyed the park tremendously. Canoeing was great, bathrooms extremely clean and staff was very informative and friendly. Although the mosquitoes were quite annoying at times, we just learned to spray ourselves good and wear pants and long sleeved shirts at night...

Visited May 2013
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Tallahassee, FL
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Beautiful site-- Relaxing plus many amenities”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stopped by to see the "Walking Dredge"-- quite a site and stoy-- recommend it if you're in the area. Beautiful well kept park with camping- canoe rentals--- very pleasant relaxing visit.

Visited May 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great picnic location”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stopped here for two reasons, to do sme hiking and to enjoy lunch. The hike through the Everyglades was very enjoyable and informative. Then enjoyed lunch in the picnic area. great location near the water, restrooms very clean, tables covered and clean. Would come back here again to enjoy a picnic.

Visited March 2013
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Good Thunder, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Another Nice Florida State Park”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a pleasant picnic lunch here. Pleasant picnic grounds with covered tables. Very clean restrooms with running water. A beautiful interpretive walking trail through the woods, that had us looking over our shoulders for a Florida panther. No luck this time. We drove through the campground which looked very nice.

Visited February 2013
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Henniker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Camping? Maybe yes, maybe no. . .”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We read highly contrasting reviews about camping here. Some sites are nicely lined up, some are not and are congested. The restrooms are so in need of an upgrade; they look like they need a big cleaning or better yet a renovation. Our campsite had fire pit holes here and there and everywhere with charred wood remaining; watch where you walk! A load of stone or even gravel would have vastly improved the sites. We have stayed in many Florida State Parks and everyone but this one has been sparkling clean and well maintained.

Visited February 2013
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