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“Interesting Attraction At The State Park”

Collier Seminole State Park
Ranked #42 of 124 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: 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.
Cincinnati
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342 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Interesting Attraction At The State Park”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stopped at Collier Seminole State Park and took the Royal Palm Hammock Trail. The trail was OK, but didn't have many scenic views. There were interesting sights to see on the trail such as a fallen trees which showed how shallow their root systems were. Also in the park was the "Walking Dredge", which was used to construct the Tamiami Trail across the vast wilderness of the Everglades. There were signboards that explained how the "Walking Dredge" worked and displayed the ingenuity of the Florida pioneers. This attraction made our visit worthwhile.

Visited February 2014
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I had read the mixed reviews here with trepidation. I tent camped here with a school group of mostly middle school students. Part of the park was closed for renovations so it was actually not very crowded. We lucked out and the weather was gorgeous - sunny with a breeze so the mosquitos were not bad (nothing that some deet bug spray couldn't handle). Most of the camp sites are open with no barriers between sites. There are some sites that are closer to the water and I would not want to stay here in muggy, damp weather. Our kids were loud until 10:00 PM; there was someone (not from our group) drumming (yes, DRUMMING!) after midnight for about 45 minutes before it was handled. Bathrooms are dated, but they are clean. Good boardwalk. Much better than I had anticipated but I came with long sleeves, pants, and bug spray.

Visited March 2014
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“Great hike, great facility”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We had a great time. The bugs did get a bit annoying at times for an early March visit but they were certainly tolerable.

Visited March 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
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“The Real Florida”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Collier Seminole is a very nice place to attend with family to experience unspoiled Florida. I enjoyed a walking trail. While walking, I noticed several species of birds and saw some racoons.
There is a very nice boat and kayak launch.

Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Kentucky
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“Tent site was perfect”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Reasonably priced tent site ($25/night) with water/electric hookup. Tent sites are far nicer than RV area ~~ it was way too crowded for our liking. We chose our site using google earth & it was perfectly located. Baths are dated but very clean. Two suggestions if you choose to stay here ~ (1) be sure to call during the day for park entrance code. Although we made reservations, we did not realize front gate locked at dark & code is your only way in. (2) hosts close down early. We needed ice, requesting 9'ish and were turned away. We were kayaking elsewhere in the Everglades so did not visit historic sites but plan to do so on a future visit. Definitely recommend staying here - in the tent sites.

Visited February 2014
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