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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park 'Butterflies and Lilly' © Katrina Batson
Drinking from the Hurricane Lilly.
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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Butterflies and Lilly'
© Katrina Batson

Drinking from the Hurricane Lilly.

Blue Spring State Park
'Blue Spring State Park_6'
© Roger Schroeter

2013

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
'Sunshine On My Shoulders.'
© Katrina Batson

Anhinga drying his feathers.

Rocky Bayou State Park
'Raw Oyster'
© John Bunting

freshly shucked oyster

Florida Caverns State Park
© John Bunting

Fort Clinch State Park
'Sea Oats on dunes'
© All Rights Reserved

The Sea Oats on Ft. Clinchs Dunes.

Madison Blue Springs State Park
'Madison Blue Spring State Park, Lee, Florida'
© Marcine E Lohman

Swimmers enjoying the cool water at Madison Blue Spring State Park near Lee, Florida

Everglades National Park
© Rafael Zhadanovskiy

Big Lagoon State Park
'View south from observation tower '
© John Bunting

This view is looking south towards the lagoona and across the island towards the Gulf of Mexico from the observation tower at Big Lagoon St. Park.

Fort Pickens State Park
© Marshall Media

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Rocky Bayou State Park
'Nice Cypress tree'
© John Bunting

Beautiful cypress along the shore at Rocky Bayou

Alafia River State Park
© Copyright 2007-2010 Benjamin Prepelka All Rights Reserved

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Saint Joseph Peninsula State Park
'Horseshoe crab'
© John Bunting

Thousands of these were washed up on beach on bay side

Blue Spring State Park
'Blue Spring State Park_14'
© Roger Schroeter

2013

Florida's Central East Region Parks


4
National Wildlife Refuges
6
State Parks
1
National Seashore
3
State Preserves

Parks in this region are near these Florida Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
PORT SAINT LUCIE
ORMOND BEACH
DELTONA
PALM BAY
MELBOURNE
ROCKLEDGE
TITUSVILLE
DAYTONA BEACH
DELAND
PORT ORANGE
COCOA
SEBASTIAN
SATELLITE BEACH
FORT PIERCE
OKEECHOBEE
NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Bulow Creek State Park
This park protects one of the largest remaining stands of southern live oak forest along Floridas east coast. The reigning tree is the Fairchild Oak, one of the largest live oak trees in the south. For more than 800 years it has been a silent witness to human activities along Bulow Creek, including ........more >
Canaveral National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore is on a barrier island which includes ocean, beach, dune, hammock, lagoon, salt marsh, and pine flatland habitats. The barrier island and adjacent waterways offer a blend of plant and animal life. Records show that 1,045 species of plants and 310 species of birds can ........more >
Flagler Beach State Park
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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
This preserve protects one of the largest remaining stretches of Florida dry prairie, home to an array of endangered plants and animals. While driving the five-mile-long road into the park, visitors can enjoy sweeping vistas of grasslands reminiscent of the Great Plains of the Midwest. The park offers ........more >
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Lake Woodruff NWR was established in 1964 to provide habitat for migrating and wintering birds. The refuge contains 21,574 acres of freshwater marshes, 5,800 acres of Cypress and mixed hardwood swamps, 2,400 acres of uplands, and more than 1,000 acres of lakes, ........more >
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge MINWR headquarters is located five miles east of U.S. 1 in Titusville, Florida. The Refuge, which is an overlay of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, was established in August 1963 to provide a buffer zone for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ........more >
North Peninsula State Park
More than two miles of beautiful, unspoiled Atlantic beaches beckon visitors to this park. Across State Road A1A, this Florida haven shelters rare creatures such as Florida scrub-jays, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Visitors can spend the afternoon swimming, sunning at the beach, or surf fishing. ........more >
Ormond Tomb State Park
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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Pelican Island holds a unique place in American history, because on March 14, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt designated it as the Nation's first National Wildlife Refuge to protect brown pelicans and other native birds nesting on the island. This was the first time the federal government set aside ........more >
Saint Johns National Wildlife Refuge
St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge SJNWR was established in 1971 to protect the dusky seaside sparrow. In 1990, the species was officially declared extinct and the critical habitat was delisted. Today, SJNWR is managed to provide habitat for several species of birds listed as species of special management ........more >
Savannas Preserve State Park
Freshwater marshes or savannas once extended all along Florida's southeast coast. Stretching more than 10 miles from Ft. Pierce to Jensen Beach, this preserve is the largest and most intact remnant of Florida's east coast savannas. A good place for visitors to start is the Environmental Education Center ........more >
Sebastian Inlet State Park
The premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida's east coast, this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year. Two museums provide a ........more >
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, and a beautiful strand swamp. These habitats are home to many native plants ........more >
Tomoka State Park
Native Americans once dwelled here, living off fishfilled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. Tomoka is a birdwatchers paradise, with over 160 species sighted, ........more >
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