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Collier-Seminole State Park

 Activities at Collier-Seminole State Park

Bicycling

Bicycling

Off-road biking is available on Historic Marco Road along a 3.5 mile course along marsh, hammock and pine flatwood.

Participation Requirements

Birding

Birding

As part of the Florida Birding Trail, the best place to view birds is at the salt marsh by the boat ramp, or along the nature trail/boardwalk.

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

The boat ramp will accommodate small to medium vessels during low tide and most boats during high tide. Please call for conditions.

Campfire Circles

Campfire Circles

The campfire circle provides an opportunity for campers and the park visitors to view a slide program about local interests presented by park personnel . The topics vary from black bear, native American history, and the building of the Tamiami Trail to the mangrove forests. The slide programs last from 30 to 45 minutes, with an opportunity for questions at the end.

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

The campground is considered a tropical outpost on the edge of the Everglades. Campsites have water, electricity, restrooms with showers and a screened-in activity building. There are 120 campsites that accommodate all campers, from tents to large motor homes. All are nestled among majestic royal palms and colorful gumbo limbo trees. This park is frequented in the winter by motor home campers seeking warmer climates. Pets are welcome in the campground. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited except in designated areas.

Maximum RV length = 60 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Hammock camping is designated in campsites 5, 14, 16, 21, and 52.

Camping, Primitive

Camping, Primitive

Primitive camping is available along the park's canoe and hiking trails.

Hiking: The primitive campsite for hikers is located approximately three miles from parking area along the six-mile hiking trail north of Highway 41. The site accommodates up to six people.

Canoeing: The primitive canoe campsite at Grocery Place accommodates up to six people or three small tents. Accessible only by boat or canoe, the site is located approximately nine miles from park boat basin.

Pets are permitted at the primitive sites, but not recommended. Downed wood may be collected for fires. There are no facilities at either site. Campers must carry in all supplies and carry out all trash. Bring bug spray. Check at the ranger station for availability or call (239) 394-3397.

Consumption of alcohol is prohibited except in designated areas.
Camping, Youth

Camping, Youth

A youth camping area is available for groups to rent behind the main camping area. The maximum capacity is 25 people. Priority is given to established youth groups.

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Canoe/Kayak Launch

The Blackwater River is a popular place to paddle. Renting canoes for a few hours is very popular, and the more adventurous use this point to jump off on a multi-day trek down into the Ten Thousand Islands.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

There is a 13.6-mile canoe trail that flows down the twisting Black Water River through a mangrove forest.

Participation Requirements

Fishing

Fishing

Salt water fishing is popular in the local rivers and estuaries. A fishing license may be required.

Geo-Seeking

Geo-Seeking

There are several hidden geocaches in the park, from easy to find, to finding multi-location geocaches on the hiking and canoeing trails.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The park has three trails for hiking or biking. A 0.9 mile walking/nature trail is down by the boat basin. There is a 3.5 mile mountain bike or hiking trail, and the 6.5 mile hiking Adventure Trail. During the rainy season, water may cover parts of the trail; call the ranger station for the current conditions.

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive exhibits are available

Pets

Pets

Pets are welcome at Collier Seminole State Park if they are kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and are well behaved and maintained at all times.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

There are four pavilion picnic shelters available at the park. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited

Picnicking

Picnicking

Picnic area is available with tables and grills. Pavilions are available but limited on a first-come, first -served basis. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited

Playground

Playground

Playgrounds are located in the camping and picnic areas. The playground in the picnic area/boat basin has a slide, swings, and climbing equipment. The playground in the campground has swings.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available in the park. The facilities in building 4 are ADA accessible.

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers are located in the campground and available for campers.  Additional fees for shower use apply to non-campers.  Please check with the ranger office for fee information. 

Tours

Tours

Guided tours are available along the nature trail and boardwalk. Please call the park for more details.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

A self-guided tour through the nature center has many exhibits of the plants and wildlife that can be seen here.

Weddings

Weddings

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Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The park is home to many birds, such as red-shouldered hawks and roseate spoonbills.  Florida black bears and Florida panthers have also been seen in the park.