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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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This is an ok little park with some walking trails/boardwalks, however the trail never achieve much in the way of vistas or distant views of the sawgrass. No towering Cypress, not... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2015
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Hard to give this a score as we were unable to do the long hike as not only the trail but also the service road was too boggy after recent rains. But it looked as if it would have been fun! We did enjoy the short walk near the canoe launch area, a boardwalk loop. Helpful staff gave us info... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

What a great place to get in a canoe for $5 an hour and paddel to your hearts content. The Blackwater River Trail is well marked and easy to follow and you can paddle out to the Gulf if you desire. A few gators laying out and a miriad of bird life abounds in this park.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This is an ok little park with some walking trails/boardwalks, however the trail never achieve much in the way of vistas or distant views of the sawgrass. No towering Cypress, not much chance of seeing anything out of the ordinary. They are working on them right now, thus it is muddy. We were hammered by mosquitoes in mid December. Might... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Not a lot to see here. we did the hiking trail which was well marked and had good signs explaining the foliage. It goes over marshes/bogs with many boardwalks so it is mosquito haven.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

This park is a great place to play and have as good time. You can walk, kayak, picnic and just enjoy the outdoors.

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1 Thank Laura L
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This is a nice place to tent camp and launch your kayak for a nice day paddle. There are some walking trails and lots of wildlife to observe. The best time to go is in fall and winter when mosquitos,are,low but it's also more busy in season. Limited supplies are available and it's best to bring,your own.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

nice trails and trees/plants along the trail to look at...plus they have a canoe launch where you can rent a canoe and explore the islands...

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Went there to try out the campgrounds. There are two areas one for campers, RV's the other one is for tents. All sites have water, Electric and there are four with RV sites with sewer . There is also buildings with showers and toilets to use and a dump station for your campers, Several hiking trails also they have bikes,... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

A little way out from Naples, but gives you a feel for the swamps. They had canoe rentals, but don't tease the gators. Kinds liked it.

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Buckingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We called in as a diversity from US41. At $5 for the car it was great value if you like nature. We were the only ones there so it was very tranquil. There is a 45 minute walk that we started but turned back as hubby was being bitten by mossies! Worth a quick detour

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