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Florida's Panhandle
State Parks

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of interest on the
map on the left, or the list on the right
for the nearest State Park in the area.

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APALACHICOLA

BRISTOL

CHIEFLAND

CEDAR KEY

CHIPLEY

CRESTVIEW

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

DESTIN

EASTPOINTE

GULF BREEZE

LAMONT

LIVE OAK
SNEADS

LIVE OAK

MARIANNA

SAINT MARKS

SANTA ROSA BEACH

SUMATRA

NICEVILLE

SOPCHOPPY

PERRY

PONCE DE LEON

PERDIDO KEY

POINT WASHINGTON

PANAMA CITY

PENSACOLA

PORT ST. JOE

TALLAHASSEE

SANTA ROSA

WHITE SPRINGS

WAKULLA SPRINGS

WEWAHITCHKA

WILLISTON



Crestview Area
BLACKWATER RIVER STATE FOREST
Rte. 1, Box 57-C
Holt, Florida 32564
904/623-2363 or 904/957-4201
Camping, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing. Hours: 8 a.m.-sundown.

ROCKY BAYOU STATE RECREATION AREA
4281 Hwy. 20
Niceville, Florida 32578
904/833-9144
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming

Perry Area
CANOE OUTPOST SUWANNEE RIVER
2461 95th Drive
Live Oak Florida 32060
904/364-4991; Florida
800/428-4147
White-water rivers, picnicking, swimming, fishing, camping on 7- and 13-mile day trips. Hours: Open daily except Wed., from 8 a.m.

SUWANNEE RIVER STATE PARK
Rte. 8, Box 297, Live Oak, Florida 32060
904/362-2746
Camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking


PEACOCK SPRINGS STATE RECREATION AREA

Rte. 4, Box 370
Live Oak, Florida 32060
904/776-2194
Swimming, Snorkeling.

ECOFINA RIVER STATE PARK
Rt. 1, Box 255
Lamont, Florida 32336
904/584-2135
Boating, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking

STEPHEN FOSTER STATE FOLK CULTURE CENTER
U.S. 41 North, P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, Florida 32096
904/397-2733
Camping, canoeing, tours

DeFuniak Springs Area
FALLING WATERS STATE RECREATION AREA
1130 State Park Road
Chipley, Florida 32438
904/638-6130
Boating, Hiking, swimmimg

PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE RECREATION AREA
Rte. 2, Box 1528
Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455
904/836-4281
Swimming

Chatahoochee Area
FLORIDA CAVERNS STATE PARK 3345 Caverns Rd.
Marianna, Florida 32446
904/482-9598; fax 904/482-9114
Guided tours of limestone caverns, swimming, fishing, picnic area, nature trails, horseback riding, camping. Hours: 8 a.m.-sundown. Cave tours from 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.

THREE RIVERS STATE RECREATION AREA
Rte. 1, Box 15-A
Sneads, Florida 32460
904/482-9006
Boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming

Tallahassee Area
MACLAY STATE GARDENS
3540 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
904/487-4556; fax:904/487-8808
Historical house which has more than 200 varieties of plants, including azaleas, camellias and dogwood. Hours: Park open 8 a.m.-sundown. Gardens open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

LAKE JACKSON MOUNDS STATE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
1022 DeSoto Park Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
904/ 922-6007
Hiking

RIVER BLUFF PICNIC SITE
1022 DeSoto Park Dr.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
904/922-6007
Fishing, hiking

TALLAHASSEE-ST. MARKS HISTORIC RAILROAD STATE TRAIL
1022 DeSoto Park Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
904/922-6007
Horseback riding, hiking, tours

OCHLOCKONEE RIVER STATE PARK
P.0. Box 5
Sopchoppy, Florida 32358
904/962-2771
Boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming

St. Marks Area
ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 68, St.
Marks, Florida 32355
Fax: 904/925-6930

WAKULLA SPRINGS, EDWARD BALL STATE PARK
1 Spring Drive
Wakulla Springs, Florida 32305
904/922-3638
Hiking, swimmimg, tours

WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK AND LODGE
1 Spring Drive
Wakulla Springs, Florida 32305
Lodge:904/ 224-5950; fax:904/561-7251; Park Office 904/922-3633
One of the world's deepest springs. River and glass-bottom-boat tours, picnic area, swimming and nature trails. Lodge accommodations by reservation. Hours: 8 a.m.- sundown

FORT GADSDEN STATE HISTORIC SITE
P.O. Box 157
Sumatra, FL 32335
904/670-8616
fishing, hiking

Destin Area
HENDERSON BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA
7000 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Destin, Florida 32541
904/837-7550
Fishing, swimming

GRAYTON BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA
Rte. 2, Box 6600
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
904/231-4210
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming

EDEN STATE GARDENS
P.O. Box 26 (N. of U.S. 98 on County Road 395)
Point Washington, Florida 32454-0026
904/231-4214
Guided tours of a restored Greek Revival Manor

SAN MARCOS DE APALACHE STATE HISTORIC SITE
1022 DeSoto Park Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
904/922-6007
Hiking, tours, snorkeling

Pensacola Area
PERDIDO KEY STATE RECREATION AREA
Big Lagoon State Recreation Area, 2301 Gulf Beach Hwy.
Pensacola, Florida 32428
904/492-1595
Hiking, swimming

BIG LAGOON STATE RECREATION AREA
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy.
Pensacola, Florida
32507
904/492-1595
Boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEA SHORE
1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
904/934-2604.
Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming

Panama City Beach
ST. ANDREWS STATE RECREATION AREA
4415 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
904/233-5140
Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, tours

Port St. Joe
ST. JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK
Star Rte. 1, Box 200
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
904/227-1327
Boating, camping, canoeing, cabins, fishing, hiking, swimming

Apalachicola Area
ST. VINCENT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 447
Apalachicola, Florida 32329
904/653-8808

ST. GEORGE ISLAND STATE PARK
P.O. Box 62
Eastpointe, Florida 32328
904/927-2111
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming

APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST
P.O. Box 579
Bristol, Florida 32321
904/643-2282
Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming

TORREYA SUTE PARK
Rte. 2, Box 70
Bristol, Florida 32321
904/643-2674
Camping, hiking, tours

DEAD LAKES STATE RECREATION AREA
P.O. Box 989
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
904/639-2702
Boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking

Cedar Key Area
WACCASASSA BAY STATE PRESERVE/ CEDAR KEY SCRUB STATE RESERVE
P.O. Box 187
Cedar Key, Florida 32625
352/543-5567
Canoeing, fishing, hiking

LOWER SUWANNEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
16450 N.W. 31 Place
Chiefland, Florida 32626
904/493-0238

MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK
Rt. 2, Box 617
Chiefland, Florida 32626
352/493-4288
Camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming

BLUE GROTTO/DEVIL'S DEN
Rte. 3, Box 23DD
Williston, Florida 32696
904/528-3344 Devil's Den; 904/528-5770 Blue Grotto
Sunken geologic and archaeological sites, natural spring and cavern diving. Prehistoric artifacts. Dive instruction available. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.