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Northwest Region - District 1

From Perdido Key on the Alabama line — to St. George Island near Apalachicola — to Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee, the 36 state parks located within District 1 include diverse natural communities, cultural and historical sites, and recreational opportunities that are unlike anywhere else in the state. This range of state parks includes some of the world's best beaches and several have been named America's Best Beach, or included in the top ten lists put together each year by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, more commonly known as "Dr. Beach."

Northeast Region - District 2

Welcome to District 2 Florida State Parks which stretch from Inverness to Fernandina and from Jacksonville to the Suwannee River. The District 2 includes 34 parks, covering about 117,643 acres. Special to this area are numerous freshwater springs which are popular areas for canoeing, kayaking, or a picnic along the banks. At certain times of the year, you can even take on the challenge of Class III rapids.

The District's parks extend across the state allowing visitors to watch a beautiful sunrise at Talbot Islands as well as breathtaking sunsets at lovely Cedar Key. If you prefer to stay dry, a 21,000-acre natural open prairie offers a one of a kind wildlife experience. With extensive rivers, hammocks, trails, camping and cultural sites, these parks provide a diverse experience for both the novice and advanced outdoor enthusiast.

Central Region - District 3

Beautiful gardens, sunken treasure, cracker cowboys, cool springs and breathtaking beaches can all be discovered in east central Florida parks. From Anastasia to Kissimmee Prairie, District 3 offers an abundance of opportunities to experience ...the Real Florida. Hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing and horseback riding are just a few ways to enjoy the more than 194,800 acres of parklands in the District's 29 state parks. For a day trip, or a long journey of exploration, these parks have something for everyone.

Southwest Region - District 4

Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Lake Wales Ridge, and from Inverness to the Everglades are 35 Florida State Parks featuring landscapes that include swamps, dry prairie, scrub, pine flatwoods, a salt spring, the world's longest fishing pier, lighthouses, bicycle and equestrian trails, and miles of beautiful beaches. District 4 parks offer extensive recreational opportunities to explore both land and water and to discover some of Florida's rich natural and cultural heritage.

Southeast Region - District 5

Stretching nearly 300 miles, from Ft. Pierce to Key West, the 24 District 5 state parks are as diverse as the communities and visitors they serve. From the historic island parks of Indian and Lignumvitae Key, to the freshwater marshes of the Savannas Preserve, southeast Florida's state parks afford visitors the opportunity to explore a region steeped in rich, cultural history and breathtaking scenic beauty.


The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

Last updated: August 17, 2011


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