Collier-Seminole State Park

20200 Tamiami Trail E.
239-394-3397

The 7,271-acre Collier-Seminole 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. Collier-Seminole State Park features vegetation and wildlife typical of Florida’s Everglades. Although rare elsewhere, the park covers one of three original stands of royal palm trees in Florida, coexisting with large areas of mangrove swamp. The park is the site of a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, the last existing Bay City Walking Dredge. Built in 1924, it was used to build the Tamiami Trail Highway (U.S. 41) through the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp, linking Tampa and Miami and opening southwest Florida to travelers. Campground sites have electricity, water, a grill and picnic table. The restrooms have hot showers and one has a laundry facility. A centralized dump station is available for RV campers. Park programs are offered from December to March. Park rangers present programs on a variety of topics about the park’s plants, animals and history. Visit our website for park programs, or ask one of the rangers. 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 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.


Reviews

Shook Tina

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Stayed here one night. campground well maintained. Did laundry for $4 with really hot dryer. Canoe launch was nice. Overall would stay here again.

Sophie Moseley

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
We had a fabulous spot, lots of space to spread out. The fire pit was a great success. I advise plenty of insect repellent of the strongest form. It seems the one I used which I brought from English seemed to attract bugs and I was a lovely dinner for a array of the little buggers. However the site are local area was much enjoyed.

Art Daub

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Nice little park, with a very large piece of machinery that was used to help build the Tamiami trail. Nice camp ground with hookups and picnic area. Couple of nature walks and a nice boat launch. Can also rent canoes there.

Gina S

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Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
As great as any Florida State Park. The camping area has nice amenities, including fire ring, electric and water hookups, and a central dump station. The sites are various sizes. If you have a bigger rig, make sure your reservation is made way in advance, as the bigger spots fill early, especially for winter camping. There is a really nice bicycle trail that's a 3.5 mile loop. The trail is generally flat and not super narrow, plus it's covered in pine to make it a nice ride. Most of it has a shady tree canopy, and we even saw an alligator. Too bad we didn't get "lucky" enough to see one of the elusive Panthers. You'll also find some neat historical displays. The rangers are helpful and friendly, making this a really nice park to visit.

Laura Dominiczak

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
People were being moved every couple days because sites weren't available any longer. Glad we got our reservation in 6 months early, there is very little to do here, very buggy. We did get in some awesome bike riding and walking however.

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