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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

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 and convenient state park

We really enjoyed camping in this state park except that some of the bathrooms are closed. It is about five minutes southeast of the beginning of Naples and close to Marco... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We really enjoyed camping in this state park except that some of the bathrooms are closed. It is about five minutes southeast of the beginning of Naples and close to Marco Island. There is noise from Highway 41 as it parallels the road and the man powered dredge is fascinating.

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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

The park is just average. The camping was pretty much on top of each other - I was fortunate to be there during the week so there were not too many campers. I visited at the end of September (rainy season) and the mosquitoes were very bad. The boat ramp is nice and very usable, and there are canoe and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited for Lunch and walk around. Great wildlife. Saw vultures and also a racoon. Nice place to chill out

Thank mark d
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Worst invasion by aggressive mosquitoes since my last trip to Costa Rican jungles. Nice launching ramp for kayaks or canoes, but you are attacked by biting insects the moment you open your car door to get out.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This park's main feature is the Walking Dredge. We enjoyed seeing that and the Royal palms. Other than that there is not much going for this park unless you canoe or kayak, which we don't. We basically paid to see the Dredge and use the bathrooms. The store wasn't open so I don't know if there were any displays to... More 

1 Thank Idnasflorida
Roseland, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Trails, playground, campground, and store closed. Paid entrance fee to drive around the parking lots.

Thank Dirk P
South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A great destination. Off the Tamiami Trail heading out of Naples. Well worth the walk to see the royal palms in a natural setting. Need bug spray most of the time. You can drive back to Naples via Goodland and Marco Island.

Thank Brendan L
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you are interested in the history of this area and it's early development, you will want to visit the Collier Seminole State Park. The "Walking Dredge" alone is worth seeing to learn about the engineering marvel that was the creation of the "Tamiami Trail" across the Florida Everglades. Spend a leisurely afternoon walking the park; you won't regret it.

1 Thank JEddleman
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This lace is easy to find. We rented a canoe ($5/h) and paddled a couple of hours through the mangroves. Very enjoyable activity. Very peaceful. The canoe trail is well marked. Stop between mangrove roots for a moment and (carefully!) enjoy a picnic in the canoe while listening to the sounds of the park. Mangrove crabs, mullet, heron, manatee, etc...

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

We went walking on the trails and it was really beautiful. There were signs explaining the local flora, a memorial to Baron Collier, a playground, a picnic area, restrooms, a place for fishing or kayaking/canoeing. Really great park to bring the family to.

1 Thank Rachel L

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