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“Real “Shady" characters 😉” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tomoka State Park

Tomoka State Park
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Real “Shady" characters 😉”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We camp at Tomoka several times a year as it is close to our home in NSB. Sites are very Shady and some are very big. Several back up to the river but with probably 30 yards of foliage in between so you do have to walk through vegetation. Great biking and fishing. Close to Ormond Beach and city. Many bars in Ormond so you will not go thirsty. Great boat ramp and kayak launch. Lots of waterways to kayak. You have to go to the Outpost and see the yukalalee lady (Dani) and her performance along with her husband. Sounds corny but it is very entertaining and very laid back with lots of audience participation. Pets are welcome and they have fire rings. Bathrooms are kept clean. As most places in FL bring bug spray in the summer as the gnats get bad at dusk but subside at night. Camping tip for those who have to have a campfire even in 90 degree temp like we do, bring a box fan and face it at you. It will keep you cool, blow the smoke away from you, and keep the gnats away...So if you want a nice peaceful camping experience try Tomoka.

Visited March 2014
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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170 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice boat ramp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We have used the boat ramp several times in this park. It is easy to launch your boat or kayaks as the ramp is in a cove and out of the wind and current. The park is clean, restrooms are clean, rangers are very friendly.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank FlounderPro
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63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A bad day of fishing is better than a good day doing something else.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Another day of fishing. This time Tomoka State Park.
Tomoka State Park is such a fun place to fish. The boat ramp is is easy for launching a hauling your boat. There's plenty of parking. I have a State of Florida park pass so it's a breeze going past the ranger station. Speaking of rhe Rangers. They're a great bunch of folks, extremely helpful knowledgeable. The park is clean, and the restrooms/showers ect are always clean.
The fishing in the Tomoka area is very good, especially during the week. There's good trout, red fish, black drum,snook, and occasionally tarpon. Go very early, and make a day of it.
You'll not regret it.

2 Thank Henry R
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Port Saint John, Florida
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great campground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We've tent camped here a few times. I love that they've kept all the trees and scrub to give privacy from the other sites. Campground and restrooms are very clean.

The camp store has very limited offerings, but has reasonably priced canoe and kayak rentals. Beach, restaurants, and grocery stores are within a 10-15 min drive.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank OnTheGoFLFamily
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

It has great wLking trails and canoe trails did both the day I was ther but those are a must it was we'll keep and good staff a must go

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Isaiah12345687
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