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Collier Seminole State Park

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Address: 20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
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+1 239-394-3397
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This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of...

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.

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Beautiful park

We camped here in February and were impressed with park. The campsites were nicely spaced with electric and water. There are hiking trails and roads for biking. The bathrooms are... read more

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chicago,il
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We camped here in February and were impressed with park. The campsites were nicely spaced with electric and water. There are hiking trails and roads for biking. The bathrooms are very nice- large and clean. Brand new laundry facilities at each bathhouse. There is a community room with books, puzzles, maps, etc that was used by other camera to escape... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just loved my walk in the woods and my husband enjoed catching a big snook really had a great day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rent a canoe and paddle the Blackwater River under the mesmerizing mangrove canopy which mirrors off the water. Great for photography. Nice nature trail, saltwater marsh, good camping too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a couple of times but not as a camper. The park is fine for renting canoe or kayak and paddling through the mangrove. Reasonable prices for rentals and easy beach access area for launch ( not swimming). Do not expect to see a lot of wildlife though. Nice bit of history here with the dredge that... More 

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marine city MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

C/S is a beautiful state park. And it puts you in reach of so many wonderful things like the Big Cypress swamp boardwalk, Thousand Island Bird sanctuary, and the exquisite Fakahatchee swamp. And you are near Naples, which is fun to walk around, and lots of places to eat. Yes the bugs were horrific this year, but we camped in... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an unkept, narrow "trail". Claims to be pet friendly but is too dangerous for pets with snakes and spiders. Flat trail but not enjoyable due to the mutant bugs that are immune to bug spray. While the staff were nice, they did not inform how bad the bugs are even after telling them it's a first time visit.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this well-maintained state park where family members were camping for a week or so. Very nice campsites with water and electric for $22 per night. Clean bath/shower rooms. It's about 45 minutes south of Naples, right on the edge of the Everglades. Great spot if you want to explore, hike, birdwatch, etc. and still have access to city... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is unlike any state campground i have visited. The sites are on top of each other and oddly arranged. Too close for comfort. People have commented in the mosquitoes. Dont underestimate how this effects your experience. Even with deet, you cant sit outside. Tried walking the nature trail and had to run out. We were well sprayed but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We camped in the tent loop at Collier Seminole State Park south of Naples Florida. Each site had water and electricity and were large with vegetation between sites. We were in #10 close to the bathroom which was kept very clean. The bathroom had free hot showers. There wasn't a bench for your stuff but there was a hook on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our friends in Naples took us here to see the oldest dredge and learn about the history of the region.

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