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Alafia River State Park

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14326 South County Road 39
Lithia, Florida 33547

(813) 672-5320

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Thick trees line the marshy water's edge. Photo by EB West.

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All Off-Road Mountain Bike Trails will be CLOSED on January 25, 2015 until 2:00 p.m. due to the Florida Challenge Trail Run.

 Welcome to Alafia River State Park

Some of the most challenging off-road bicycling trails in Florida can be found at Alafia River State Park. Located on what was once a phosphate mining site, the unique topography of the reclaimed land offers some of Florida's most radical elevation changes. Alafia State Park is home to 17 miles of bike trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. Alafia also offers equestrians and hikers the opportunity to explore mixed hardwood forests, pine flatwoods and rolling hills with 20 miles of hiking and horse trails. The abundance of wildlife found along Alafia's trails will delight any bird-watcher or nature enthusiast. The south prong of the Alafia River and the lakes scattered throughout the park provide ample opportunities for canoeing and fishing. The 6,260 acre park also offers picnic pavilions, a playground, horseshoe pit and volleyball court. For overnight stays the park has a full-facility campground, as well as equestrian friendly campsites.