Nature

Florida Wetlands

Florida is known for its abundance of natural wetlands, including marshes, swamps, bogs and more. These fascinating ecosystems are important to the health of...

Florida Water

With more than 8,500 miles of tidal shoreline, 2.1 million acres of estuaries, and 30 percent of the state’s land cover consisting of wetlands...

Florida Valleys, Head & Hollows

Florida has 35 Valleys as designated by the U.S. Geological Survey. Our valleys are not the same as most northern states as we do not have tall mountains...

Florida Swamps

Florida is home to some of the most unique and diverse swamps where the water level is high, the geography of the area is flat, and rainfall is abundant...

Florida’s Springs

Florida is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine freshwater springs in the world. Florida has more springs than any other state with about 1000 known...

Sinkholes in Florida

Sinkholes occur when part of the underground aquifer erodes or contains voids. When these voids are filled with water, the ground above is usually supported...

Florida National Seashores

Florida is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine national seashores in the United States. Florida preserves natural, historic and undeveloped...

Florida Sandhills (High Pine)

Florida Sandhills are higher land areas that are typically covered with Longleaf Pines and Turkey Oaks. This unique ecological system is found in the northern...

Florida Sandbars

Sandbars are located all around the coasts in the state of Florida. A Sandbar in Florida is an area of sand or other fine sediment that sits above the water...

Florida’s Rivers, Creeks, & Streams

Florida is home to more than 12,000 miles of rivers, streams, and creeks that all contribute to the state’s beauty and diversity. These waterways are...

Florida Ridges

Florida has 21 designated Ridges by the U.S. Geological Survey. (See complete list here) The Lake Wales Ridge, more commonly known as the Mid-Florida Ridge, is...

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...

Florida Preserves

Florida is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse natural areas in the world. From secluded beaches, to lush forests, to vast wetlands and swamps...

Florida Mangroves Ecoregion

Florida Mangroves is an ecosystem in Florida where the land is dominated by mangroves. Mangroves are tropical trees that grow along the coast line from Central...

Florida Lakes

Florida has over 7800 lakes on over 3 million acres of land. One fifth of Florida is land area is water with all of the lakes, rivers, streams and waterways...

Florida Islands & Keys

Florida is surrounded by small islands, sometimes know as Keys. “Key” comes from the spanish word cayo which means small island. From small, remote...

Florida Summits, Hills & Mounds

Florida is a state of diverse geography, filled with 148 Summits, Hills & Mounds designated by the U.S. Geological Survey.. These geographical features...

Florida Harbors

A harbor is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and other maritime vessels can dock or anchor. Harbors are typically located close to shorelines and...

Florida Tropical Hardwood Hammocks

Florida Tropical hardwood hammocks are located in the southern portion of the state with large hammocks found in Everglades National Park, Biscayne National...

Florida’s Forests

Florida’s National Forests are Apalachicola, Choctawhatchee, Ocala, and Osceola. Most if not all of these National Forests offer water-based recreation...

Florida Falls

Florida only has one designated Fall, Falling Waters, in Washington County. Falling Waters is located in Falling Waters State Park. The park features trails...

Florida Pinelands, Flats & Prairies

Florida has 80+ locations designated as a Flat or Prairie. The Pine Flatwoods, or Pinelands, in Florida are wooded areas that are on level land or porous...

Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades are a unique part of the state found in its southern region. As the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States, the...

Florida Dunes

Dunes in Florida do not refer to the desert! We have coastal dunes. Florida Dunes are seen along most of the beaches from central to north Florida. The dunes...

Florida Cliffs & Bluffs

Cliffs in Florida? Oh yea! Sure, our cliffs are not as high as what you might envision as what a cliff should be, but we do have small ones. Some springs offer...

Florida Caverns

Florida is home to a wide variety of unique and amazing caves and caverns. From the state’s northern panhandle to its southern tip, there are hundreds of...

Florida Capes, Points, Peninsulas

Florida is abundant in stunning and unique places, most of which are located off its coastline. From the panhandle to the keys, the Sunshine State boasts a...

Bays, Bights, Bayous, Coves

A bay is a body of water partially enclosed by land, typically surrounded by a shoreline. A bay usually has a wide mouth, and often a deep estuary. Florida is...

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