Most of our state parks have some sort of entrance fee, but many that are free include hiking trails. In addition to campgrounds and cabins, paddling routes, and bike trails, you’ll find a full range of hiking in Florida State Parks, including interpretive walks, day hikes, and backpacking loops for up to four days of backcountry exploration.
Clicking on an icon on the map above takes you directly to information for each state park, including a link for camping reservations. To see all of the hiking, biking, camping, and paddling opportunities in our Florida State Parks, visit our Recreation in Florida State Parks page.
Our Favorite Florida State Parks
These Florida State Parks are by far our favorites, which we’ve visited time and again. Most of them have a unique feature such as interesting geology or botanical wonders, or hiking trails or gardens we love. While it’s tough to come up with a best Florida State Parks list – since we do enjoy and appreciate all of them – you can use our favorites as your own starting point for exploration.
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Florida State Parks Videos
Discover the wonder of Florida State Parks (and our Florida State Trails, managed by the Office of Greenways and Trails on behalf of Florida State Parks) through our video explorations of the parks. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive regular updates of virtual hikes, rides, and paddles throughout Florida.