National Parks

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Florida’s National Parks are major destinations for visitors from all over the world.
Hiking, bicycling, and paddling trails are available in all of Florida’s National Parks.

National Parks in Florida

Big Cypress

Big Cypress National Preserve

Protecting the heart of the Big Cypress Swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve was established in 1974. Exploring its lush subtropical
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Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park protects the mangrove coastline of south Miami-Dade County along with living coral reefs and a handful of
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Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore protects 58,000 acres of maritime hammocks, dunes, and coastline surrounding Cape Canaveral, a natural sandy cape that
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De Soto National Memorial

De Soto National Memorial

Commemorating the landing of Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, De Soto National Memorial is a significant archaeological site where the
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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

In its 1.5 million acres sweeping across South Florida, Everglades National Park offers outdoor experiences ranging from accessible boardwalks and
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Fort Caroline

Fort Caroline

At the site of the original French settlement in Florida, circa 1562, the Hammock Nature Trail interprets the interactions between
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Fort Matanzas

Fort Matanzas Nature Trail

On the shores of Fort Matanzas, a significant historic site south of St. Augustine, the dunes are now swaddled in
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Gulf view at Fort Barrancas

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Stretching across three Gulf Coast states, Gulf Islands National Seashore protects portions of the barrier islands between Navarre Beach, Florida
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One of the gems of the National Park system, Everglades National Park, offers some of the wildest backcountry experiences in the Southeast, as does its adjoining sister park, Big Cypress National Preserve. Biscayne National Park is all about the water, while our two National Seashores – Canaveral and Gulf Islands – showcase the beach. There are a score of smaller sites within the National Park System.

Recreation in Florida’s National Parks

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