Florida's Natural Places

Florida has some of the most beautiful natural places in the world and Florida makes it a priority to keep natural places preserved. Because of Florida's vast environments and habitats, each region of Florida is unique.

Florida could be nicknamed "The Water State" because not only is it nearly surrounded by water, Florida is composed of countless marshes, springs, swamps, lakes, rivers and ponds. Water is Florida's most important natural resource. Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake and drains into the Florida Everglades. St. Johns river is the largest river in Florida.

Florida is known widely for it's beaches which offers nature at it's finest. While South Florida has more swampy areas, northern Florida is where you will find beautiful rolling hills and some of the most natural Florida Springs and Rivers. 

Beaches | Coastal Areas | National Seashores | State Parks | National Parks | Local ParksPreserves | Sinkholes | Everglades | Florida Aquifer | Forests | Lakes | Caves | Rivers, Creeks & Streams | Springs | Wetlands 

Walk the path of the early Florida settlers along the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail and visit the oldest metal bridge in Florida. The historic Bellamy Bridge is located west of the western end of the Chipola River bridge and is known for The Bellamy Bridge Ghost - a character in one of the most well-known Florida ghost stories!

Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail