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Collier Seminole State Park

20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
+1 239-394-3397
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Great state park

Rent a canoe and paddle the Blackwater River under the mesmerizing mangrove canopy which mirrors... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Linda K
Nice little park for a paddle

I have been here a couple of times but not as a camper. The park is fine for renting canoe or kayak... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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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.
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20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
+1 239-394-3397
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Rent a canoe and paddle the Blackwater River under the mesmerizing mangrove canopy which mirrors off the water. Great for photography. Nice nature trail, saltwater marsh, good camping too.

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have been here a couple of times but not as a camper. The park is fine for renting canoe or kayak and paddling through the mangrove. Reasonable prices for rentals and easy beach access area for launch ( not swimming). Do not expect to...More

Thank Cruzmann
Reviewed 5 March 2017

C/S is a beautiful state park. And it puts you in reach of so many wonderful things like the Big Cypress swamp boardwalk, Thousand Island Bird sanctuary, and the exquisite Fakahatchee swamp. And you are near Naples, which is fun to walk around, and lots...More

Thank claire-dogs
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is an unkept, narrow "trail". Claims to be pet friendly but is too dangerous for pets with snakes and spiders. Flat trail but not enjoyable due to the mutant bugs that are immune to bug spray. While the staff were nice, they did not...More

2  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited this well-maintained state park where family members were camping for a week or so. Very nice campsites with water and electric for $22 per night. Clean bath/shower rooms. It's about 45 minutes south of Naples, right on the edge of the Everglades. Great...More

Thank kbockl
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is unlike any state campground i have visited. The sites are on top of each other and oddly arranged. Too close for comfort. People have commented in the mosquitoes. Dont underestimate how this effects your experience. Even with deet, you cant sit outside. Tried...More

1  Thank cjohnson1455
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We camped in the tent loop at Collier Seminole State Park south of Naples Florida. Each site had water and electricity and were large with vegetation between sites. We were in #10 close to the bathroom which was kept very clean. The bathroom had free...More

Thank Sharry L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our friends in Naples took us here to see the oldest dredge and learn about the history of the region.

Thank ClareScottsdale
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took a wonderful 3 hour canoe trip in this mammoth state park. If the natural world is your habitat, you'll be glad for this ride. Not a lot of wildlife, although we got very close to, arguably, the largest Great Blue Heron I've ever seen....More

2  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We took the short walk through the park and rented canoes. Employees at the park were incredibly helpful, quick, and friendly. The canoeing was enjoyable except for the sounds of airboats (which actually sounded like Monster Trucks) off in the distance. That noise really distracted...More

1  Thank MANTRA W
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14 March 2015|
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Response from Michelle T | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There are 3 showers They are divided and each one has its showe curtain (half of one when we visited in December).
21 February 2015|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no pools at this park.
Gloria H
11 January 2015|
Response from Mitch R | Reviewed this property |
I would check with the State Park directly. They have a website and phone #.