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Florida State Parks



Alafia River State Park
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Amelia Island State Recreation Area
Anastasia State Recreation Area
Anclote Key State Preserve
Avalon State Park
Bahia Honda State Park
Bald Point State Park
Big Lagoon State Recreation Area
Big Shoals State Park
Big Talbot Island State Park
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area
Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Blackwater River State Park
Blue Spring State Park
Bulow Creek State Park
Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site
Caladesi Island State Park
Camp Helen State Park
Cape Florida State Park
Cayo Costa State Park
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Cedar Key State Museum
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Collier-Seminole State Park
Constitution Convention State Museum
Crystal River Preserve State Park
Crystal River State Archaeological Site
Curry Hammock State Park
Dade Battlefield State Historic Site
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
De Leon Springs State Recreation Area
Dead Lakes State Recreation Area
Deer Lake State Park
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area
Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site
Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
Dunns Creek State Park
Econfina River State Park
Eden State Gardens
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Egmont Key State Park
Estero Bay Preserve State Park
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
Falling Waters State Recreation Area
Fanning Springs State Recreation Area
Faver-Dykes State Park
Florida Caverns State Park
Forest Capital State Museum
Fort Clinch State Park
Fort Cooper State Park
Fort Foster State Historic Site
Fort George Island State Cultural Site
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Fort Pierce Inlet State Recreation Area
Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
Gamble Plantation State Historic Site
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
Gasparilla Island State Recreation Area
Gold Head Branch State Park
Grayton Beach State Recreation Area
Guana River State Park
Henderson Beach State Recreation Area
Highlands Hammock State Park
Hillsborough River State Park
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area
Hontoon Island State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Area
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Indian Key State Historic Site
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
John Gorrie State Museum
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
John U. Lloyd Beach State Recreation Area
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve
Koreshan State Historic Site
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
Lake Griffin State Park
Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Site
Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park
Lake Kissimmee State Park
Lake Louisa State Park
Lake Manatee State Recreation Area
Lake Talquin State Park
Letchworth Mounds Archaeological State Park
Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site
Little Manatee River State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park
Long Key State Park
Lovers Key State Recreation Area
Lower Wekiva River State Preserve
MacArthur Beach State Park
Maclay State Gardens
Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site
Madison Blue Spring State Park
Manatee Springs State Park
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site
Mound Key Archaeological State Park
Myakka River State Park
Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site
Nature Coast State Trail
Ochlockonee River State Park
O'Leno State Park
Oleta River State Recreation Area
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Oscar Scherer State Park
Paynes Creek State Historic Site
Paynes Prairie State Preserve
Peacock Springs State Recreation Area
Perdido Key State Recreation Area
Ponce de Leon Springs State Recreation Area
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
Rainbow Springs State Park
Ravine State Gardens
River Bluff Picnic Site
River Rise Preserve State Park
Rock Springs Run State Reserve
Rocky Bayou State Recreation Area
San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
San Marcos de Apalache State Historic Site
San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park
Savannas Preserve State Park
Seabranch Preserve State Park
Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area
Silver River State Park
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
St. Andrews State Recreation Area
St. George Island State Park
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
St. Lucie Inlet State Preserve
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Suwannee River State Park
Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
The Barnacle State Historic Site
Three Rivers State Recreation Area
Tomoka State Park
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Torreya State Park
Troy Spring State Park
Van Fleet State Trail
Waccasassa Bay State Preserve
Wakulla Springs State Park
Washington Oaks State Gardens
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
William Beardall Tosohatchee State Reserve
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Withlacoochee State Trail
Ybor City State Museum
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins State Historic Site

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General Information

Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area
Copyright: - Florida Division of Recreation & Parks
Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area
Description - Established in the 1930s, Florida State Parks are special places where visitors find a tonic for mind, body and spirit. Well over a hundred parks help visitors learn about the natural and cultural history of the state while providing an excellent outdoor experience.

Attractions - State Park adventures are unlimited in Florida. From the coral reefs and mangrove trees of the Keys to the freshwater springs and pine forests of the panhandle, Florida's environment and recreation is as diverse as it is beautiful. In the northwest, experience one of the world's purest sand bottom rivers along Blackwater River Canoe Trail. The northeast affords opportunities to explore more than 200 acres of undeveloped pristine beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests at Amelia Island State Recreation Area. A favorite spot for frolicking on white sandy beaches is Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area resting along the Gulf coast. As the theme park capitol of America, the central area of Florida boasts fabulous wildlife viewing amid pristine winding waterways and huge natural springs pouring 80 million gallons of water daily and affording terrific cave scuba diving opportunities. Central east region of Florida has one of the most prolific sea turtle nesting sights in America. Each summer loggerhead, green and leatherback females make their way to the sandy shores of St. Lucie Inlet State Preserve. Turtle night walks are one of the park system's most successful environmental education programs. South Florida, stretching from the east coast to the west coast has a bounty of wildlife and subtropical plant life. This is where the rare Florida panther roams freely and where the endangered American crocodile and alligator live side-by-side. Visit sites such as Mound Key State Archaeological Site where Calusa Indians left densely compacted artifacts, or visit one of the most popular saltwater fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling sights in America, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Accompaniments for your park visit should include camera, bug repellent, field guides, binoculars, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

Recreation - Florida State Parks explode with recreation opportunities. State Parks are open from 8 A.M. to sunset every day of the year. However, many museums, visitor centers and historic sites are closed two days a week and their hours may vary. Wildlife viewing and water sports are prime recreations in the state parks. From the panhandle down to the keys, tourists enjoy horse trails, camping, roller blading, boating, picnicking, nature programs, swimming, bicycling, fresh and saltwater fishing, snorkeling and much more. If you plan on camping in a state park, it is advisable to make your reservation early. Individual parks take reservations up to 11 months in advance. Many of these parks "book" at first opportunity. Over 14 million people visit Florida each year.

Climate - Florida's weather is dominated by the water that surrounds it. The Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Gulf of Mexico in the west provide a stabilizing force that maintains the mild climate. Northern Florida is considered sub tropical, although it does receive some snow. This area is drier than the rest of the state. Southern areas of the state, definitely the Keys, lie within a tropical climate. Humidity is high, a characteristic of the climate, although the temperatures usually don't extend past 90 degrees F.

On the average the state receives 50 to 65 inches of rain. Summer is the rainy season, which extends into October in the south. Hurricane season begins in late August. Some hurricanes can bring up to 25 inches of rain. An average of two hurricanes per season reach the Florida peninsula. Most often these storms reach the Atlantic Coast rather than the Gulf Coast.

Location - State Parks are located throughout all regions of the state.


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Contact Information:
Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. , Tallahassee, FL, 32399, Phone: 850-245-2157

Additional Information:
Florida - Florida's subtropical and tropical climate make this an excellent getaway from northern winters. The state boasts numerous natural areas that include lakes, swamps, beaches, forests and islands.

Links:
Florida Division of Recreation & Parks - Official agency website.

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