There are more than 170 state parks in the state of Florida. These state parks serve as the perfect destination for family-fun during summertime. Most of the state parks in Florida offer camping for tents, campers, RVs, and cabins. Looking to go for a swim? Florida state parks contain different water environments such as springs, lakes, and rivers. Or maybe you are into sight seeing and exploring nature. Nature trails usually abound in these parks making it easy to enjoy a hike, bike ride, or walk. Florida state parks provide one-of-a-kind scenic environments, diverse wildlife, and a plethora of activities for all to enjoy.
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park was Florida's first state park in 1921. The most recent state park added was Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park in 2017, becoming the Sunshines State's 175th State Park.