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Collier Seminole State Park

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Address: 20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
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+1 239-394-3397
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This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of...

This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. A wide variety of wildlife, including several imperiled species, inhabits this unusual blend of temperate and tropical native plant communities. Visitors can experience this park's remarkable wilderness on several trails. The Blackwater River originates in the park and meanders several miles through the mangroves to Blackwater Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands.

The Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park offers popular daily 3-hour Guided Canoe

Trip (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) down the Blackwater River. No paddling experience required. All Canoes have padded seats and backrest! Please call the ranger station for trip price & reservations.

The park has canoe rentals along with a boat ramp that provides access to the Blackwater River. Other trails offer opportunities for bicycling, hiking and nature observation. Campground sites have electricity, water, a grill and a picnic table. The restrooms have hot showers and one has a laundry facility. The park is open from 8:00 a.M. Until sunset, 365 days a year.

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Historical State Park

Our friends in Naples took us here to see the oldest dredge and learn about the history of the region.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is unlike any state campground i have visited. The sites are on top of each other and oddly arranged. Too close for comfort. People have commented in the mosquitoes. Dont underestimate how this effects your experience. Even with deet, you cant sit outside. Tried walking the nature trail and had to run out. We were well sprayed but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We camped in the tent loop at Collier Seminole State Park south of Naples Florida. Each site had water and electricity and were large with vegetation between sites. We were in #10 close to the bathroom which was kept very clean. The bathroom had free hot showers. There wasn't a bench for your stuff but there was a hook on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our friends in Naples took us here to see the oldest dredge and learn about the history of the region.

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Thank ClareScottsdale
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a wonderful 3 hour canoe trip in this mammoth state park. If the natural world is your habitat, you'll be glad for this ride. Not a lot of wildlife, although we got very close to, arguably, the largest Great Blue Heron I've ever seen. And, being on the canals of the Everglades...Got to get there! The Everglades is one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the short walk through the park and rented canoes. Employees at the park were incredibly helpful, quick, and friendly. The canoeing was enjoyable except for the sounds of airboats (which actually sounded like Monster Trucks) off in the distance. That noise really distracted from an otherwise beautiful and serene setting. Bring your bug spray, waterproof shoes (or shoes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This comfortable well equipped state park has a campground on Tamiami Trail south of Naples. It has 91 RV/tent sites and 19 tent only sites, all with hookups for water and electric. There are restrooms, showers, picnic tables and areas. They have excellent off road bike and hiking trails, all well maintained by a good staff. You have to bring... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot if you have a canoe or kayak to launch, however we were bird watching. we went up a trail and saw very few. A little further down the highway is a national wildlife preserve that is free and we saw many birds along its trail. Shorebirds and warblers in abundance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sun dappled boardwalk intermittently placed with gravel path walks you through a salt marsh, king palms and mangroves. Very pretty. Nice facilities that are kept up. Watch the mullet jump, maybe see gator or manatee and birds. Nice visit. You can canoe if you like, too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, son and I camped for one night in the big V shaped loop with our neighbors camping right on top of us. No privacy, but the ice cream social was a nice perk. The canoeing is fantastic with a nice leisurely row through some amazing mangrove canopy. Good walking trails. We really wish we had reserved a campsite... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great thing about this park is its location 15 miles from Naples which makes it perfect as a gateway to the Everglades or the Keys. Consider a stay of only 1-2 days since there isn't a lot of do within the park and it doesn't have a great deal of ambiance. Biking is minimal with a 2 mile trail... More 

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