Torreya State Park is a destination that fulfills many interests, with botanical wonders, geologic anomalies, and historic sites including earthworks from the Civil War and the Gregory House, a plantation home from 1849.
Fees: $3 per vehicle
Land Manager: Florida State Parks
Open 8 AM until sunset daily. Leashed dogs welcome. Restrooms are at the Gregory House complex.
Follow SR 12 south from the I-10 exit for Bristol to CR 270. Follow signs along CR 270 west to the park.
Stand atop the bluffs and you can see right into the next time zone: well across the Apalachicola River.
The rugged hills and ravines along this mighty river are home to the rare torreya tree, high ridges with views that go on forever, and a waterfall that weeps down a hillside.
The park is a delight for campers, too, with your choice of a developed campground, primitive campsites on the river bluffs, and Florida State Parks’ only yurt, available for overnight rental.
Naturally terraced hillsides with high ridges are a delight for backpackers seeking an Appalachian-style experience.
One of the most rugged hikes in Florida, the Torreya Hiking Trail treats you to an scenic landscape of bluffs and ravines to 300 feet above the Apalachicola River.
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