Florida State Parks @fl.stateparks

Recreation at Florida’s 175 state parks, trails and historic sites. Tag us in your photo or use #FLStateParks and you could be featured on our page!


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#ThrowbackThursday to divers exploring the "Christ of the Abyss" nearly 50 years apart, a 8.6-foot, 4,000-pound bronze statue anchored in about 25 feet of water at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The statue is a replica of the original "Il Cristo Degli Abissi" sculpted by Italian artist Guido Galletti in 1954 that sits in the Mediterranean sea. .
📸: @tropical_gypsea
#TBT #FLStateParks #Florida #floridahistory


"Never go too long without watching a sunset" -Atticus 📸: @hoovisyo
#FLStateParks #FloridaSunsets #Florida


Who runs the world? Squirrels!

Today's #WildlifeWednesday features the Grey Squirrel! 🐿️
DYK? One of the many talents these little creatures have is that their peripheral vision is just as good as their focal vision. That means they don’t need to turn their heads to see what’s going on around them!


Spend a night among the stars, roast marshmallows and enjoy quality time in Florida's great outdoors! #FLStateParks 📸: @aarongetoutside


#FLStateParks has over 2,736 miles of trails with endless views! #TrailTuesday
📸: @evafl77


Did you know? Hillsborough River State Park has class II river rapids! You can go for a stroll beside them or even kayak down them. #FLStateParks #PaddleSportsMonth
📸: @amillerxphotographyphy


Bring your pup along for a PAW-SOME day at the park! #PetsInPark #FLStateParks
Check out our pet policy: https://www.floridastateparks.org/PetPolicy'
📸: @the_3keesieteers


TODAY is FREE entry for all at Florida's state parks in honor of Veterans Day (excludes Skyway Fishing Pier State Park). From Florida Park Service Director Eric Draper: "This is a day to honor American veterans by telling their stories and celebrating their service." #FLStateParks #VeteransDay


Advice from a pumpkin: "Be well rounded, keep growing, think BIG and get plenty of sunshine!" #FLStateParks #FallForOurParks
📸: @mblain1


Have you visited Topsail Hill Preserve State Park? This unique park offers over three miles of pristine beaches, lakes, long leaf pines, and a variety of wetlands. This park is a must see! #FLStateParks


#ThrowbackThursday featuring Tomoka State Park! This parks rich history began in the early 1600s. Spanish explorers found Indians living here in a village called Nocoroco. Shell middens, mounds of oyster and snail shells from decades of Native American meals reach 40 feet high at the river bank. This land became a state park in 1945, from then on its natural and cultural resources have been protected. #FloridaHistory #FLStateParks
Photo: c. 1960s


This Sunday is Veterans Day and Florida State Parks will be offering free entry to everyone. Be sure to visit one of your favorite #FLStateParks and don't forget to thank a veteran for his or her service. #VeteransDay