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Killearn Gardens State Park
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Killearn Gardens State Park is a beautiful, tranquil space known for its diverse wildlife and lush vegetation. The park features an iconic 17th-century garden with azaleas, camellias and historic oaks draped in Spanish moss. It also offers several walking trails that meander through the woods around Lake Hall where visitors can enjoy bird-watching or fishing activities. This picturesque site provides picnic areas perfect for family outings while offering educational programs about local history and ecology as well.

History of the Area
Located in Tallahassee, Florida, this park was once a plantation owned by Catherine Murat from 1826 to 1867. It became state property in the late 1940s and opened as a public garden. The site features Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park's historic gardens established between 1923-1953 by New York financier Alfred Barmore Maclay.

Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES web page.

1. Killearn Gardens State Park offers numerous picnic spots with scenic views.
2. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park for public use.
3. Enjoy a lakeside picnic at Lake Hall within the park grounds.
4. Several pavilions available for larger group picnics or events, reservations required in advance.
5. The historic Gardener's Cottage provides an ideal spot for intimate picnics amidst nature and history.

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Area Campgrounds
Tallahassee RV Park
6504 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL
Big Oak RV Park
4024 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
Lakeside Travel Park
6401 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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Sweet Magnolia Inn - Saint Marks, FL
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Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
25.3 miles from park*
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Directions from Tallahassee, Florida:

- Start on Monroe Street heading south.
- Turn right onto Tennessee Street (US 90).
- Continue straight for about five miles.
- Take a slight left turn to stay on US 90 East towards Mahan Drive.
- After approximately seven miles, make a right onto Chaires Cross Road.

From Jacksonville, Florida:

- Begin by getting on I95 Southbound.
- Merge with I10 West and continue for around 150 miles.
- Exit at number 209A-B toward Capps/Monticello/Tallahassee/FLGA Parkway/SR59
- Keep left at the fork in the ramp and merge into SR261 S/Us Hwy221S/Ga Pkwy/Waukeenah Highway
- Make another immediate Left turn unto UsHwy19N /SR57 N/South Jefferson street

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