Theme parks and beach resorts might be the first things that come to mind when thinking of Florida, but locals and savvy visitors have long considered Florida’s award winning State Parks to be the state’s real gem. Florida’s outdoors are as unique as the people (looking at you, Florida Man) and there’s no better way to experience them than at one of our 175 state parks.
6. State parks are everywhere. You don’t have to go far to get to one of Florida’s 175 state parks. Hike the trails around the Lower Wekiva River just outside Orlando, or walk along Amelia Island State Park without ever leaving Jacksonville.
These are just a few reasons why millions of people visit Florida State Parks each year, but don’t take our word for it. Check out floridastateparks.org to find a park and plan your next trip.