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Friends Groups

Friends groups, also referred to as Citizen Support Organizations (CSO), provide support to individual parks by volunteering, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects. There are currently more than 80 friends groups supporting state parks throughout Florida. These groups and the citizens that pledge their time to them play a vital role supporting Florida's state parks, ensuring that our natural, cultural and historical resources are protected for future generations.

CSO Handbook (Large Print)

Park Name CSO Name CSO Address
Alafia River State Park Friends of Alafia

Alafia River State Park
14326 CR 39 South
Lithia, FL 33547

friendsofalafia@gmail.com
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Friends of Maclay Gardens

3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Amelia Island State Park Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
info@talbotislands.com
Anastasia State Park Friends of Anastasia 1340A A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: 904-461-2035
Anclote Key Preserve State Park Friends of Anclote Key State Park and Lighthouse
Big Lagoon State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc.

12301 Gulf Beach Highway                                                                                                                                    Pensacola, FL 32507

Big Talbot Island State Park Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
info@talbotislands.com
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Friends of Cape Florida, Inc.

c/o Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 S. Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Blackwater Heritage State Trail Blackwater Heritage State Trail Citizen Support Organization

Acting Board President: Walt Schumann

Blue Spring State Park Blue Spring CSO

Blue Spring State Park
2100 West French Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763

Bulow Creek State Park Bulow Parks Historical Alliance, Inc.

Please contact us at Bulow Parks Historical Alliance, Inc.

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park Bulow Parks Historical Alliance, Inc.

Please contact us at Bulow Parks Historical Alliance, Inc.

Caladesi Island State Park Friends of the Island Parks

Supporting Honeymoon Island and
Caladesi Island State Parks
#1 Causeway Blvd
Dunedin, FL 34698

Camp Helen State Park Friends of Camp Helen State Park, Inc.

23951 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, Fl. 32413

Cayo Costa State Park Friends of Cayo Costa

Melanie Holaway
Membership Chair
239.233.9544

WEBSITE: http://www.friendsofcayocosta.org/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofCayo#

Cedar Key Museum State Park Friends of Cedar Key State Parks Inc.
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve Friends of Cedar Key State Parks Inc.
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park Friends of Charlotte Harbor
Collier-Seminole State Park Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park,Inc.

20200 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL, 34114
For more information, please call (239) 394-3397

Constitution Convention Museum State Park Friends of St. Joseph State Park, Inc.

Friends of St. Joseph State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 1285
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1327

Crystal River Archaeological State Park Friends of Crystal River 3400 North Museum Pointe
Crystal River, FL 34428
Crystal River Preserve State Park Friends of Crystal River

3266 North Sailboat Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428

Curry Hammock State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Dade Battlefield Society
De Leon Springs State Park Friends of DeLeon Springs State Park

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd
De Leon Springs, 32130

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Friends of Del-Nor Wiggins Pass

11135 Gulfshore Dr.
Naples, Florida 34108
Phone: 239-597-6196

Don Pedro Island State Park Barrier Island Parks Society Sharon McKenzie, CSO Executive Director
Gasparilla Lighthouse
Post Office Box 637
Boca Grande, FL 33921
941-964-0060
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park Friends of Franklin County State Parks, Inc.

1900 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328
 

Dudley Farm Historic State Park Friends of Dudley Farm, Inc

18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, FL  32669

Dunns Creek State Park Friends of Dunns Creek State Park

c/o Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palataka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 329-3721

Eden Gardens State Park Friends of Eden State Gardens, Inc.

181 Eden Garden Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park, Inc.

465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0390
President: Ron Piasecki

Egmont Key Egmont Key Alliance, Inc. P.O. Box 66238, St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33736
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd.
Homosassa, FL 34446
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Estero Bay Buddies CSO

700-1 Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
Phone: 239-463-3240

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Friends of Fakahatchee State Preserve, Inc.

PO Box 35
Everglades City, FL, 34139

Falling Waters State Park Friends Of Falling Waters State Park, Inc.

1130 State Park Road
Chipley, FL 32428

Fanning Springs State Park Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc. 11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
Faver-Dykes State Park Friends of Faver-Dykes State Park 1000 Faver Dykes Road
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Florida Caverns State Park Friends of Florida Caverns State Park

Friends of Florida Caverns State Park
3345 Caverns Road
Marianna, FL 32446

Fort Clinch State Park Friends of Fort Clinch State Park, Inc

2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 

 

Below is the membership application for the Friends of Fort Clinch State Park now available in two formats:

 

Printable- Print the form and fill it out manually

Electronic- You can auto complete your personal info and select the membership type and options for volunteering and serving. 

 

Please mail to the Friends of Fort Clinch State Park at the address above.

 

Friends of Ft Clinch Membership Application - Electronic Version (PDF - 0.24KB)

Friends of Ft Clinch Membership Application - Printable Version (PDF - 0.23KB)

Help Preserve the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Clinch State Park through the CCC Statue project.  To learn more and find out how you can help support this project, download the attached brochure.

 

CCC Statue Brochure - Electronic Version (PDF - 0.16KB)

CCC Statue Brochure - Printable Version (PDF - 0.15KB)

Fort Cooper State Park Friends of Fort Cooper, Inc.

Friends of Fort Cooper
3100 South Old Floral City Road
Inverness, FL  34450 

Fort Foster State Historic Site Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society P.O. Box 6568
Brandon Fl. 33511-6568
Fort George Island Cultural State Park Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
info@talbotislands.com
Fort Mose Historic State Park Fort Mose Historical Society c/o Anastasia State Park
1340-A A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080-5422
904-461-2000
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Friends of Fort Taylor

P.O. Box 58
Key West, FL 33041

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks

Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks, Inc.
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc. 100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, 32667
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park

3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
E-Mail: President, Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park

Gasparilla Island State Park Barrier Island Parks Society Sharon McKenzie, CSO Executive Director
Gasparilla Lighthouse
Post Office Box 637
Boca Grande, FL 33921
941-964-0060
George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
talbotcso@yahoo.com
Grayton Beach State Park Friends of Grayton Beach State Recreation Area, Inc.

33 Gulf Breeze Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Henderson Beach State Park Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks

Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks, Inc.
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

Highlands Hammock State Park Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park 5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL 33872
Hillsborough River State Park Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society

P. O. Box 6568
Brandon Fl. 33511-6568

Honeymoon Island State Park Friends of the Island Parks

Supporting Honeymoon Island and
Caladesi Island State Parks
#1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Hontoon Island State Park Hontoon Island Foundation CSO, Inc.

2309 River Ridge Road
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: (386) 736-5309
President: Dick Neusch

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Friends of Birch State Park, Inc.

3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Indian Key Historic State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Inc.

10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive (A1A)
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

You can also follow us on Facebook.

John Gorrie Museum State Park Friends of Franklin County State Parks, Inc.

1900 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328
 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.

16450 Southeast Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

33104 N.W. 192nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
info@kissimmeeprairiefriends.org

Koreshan State Historic Site Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site, Inc.

3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park North Florida Springs Alliance, Inc.

Contact: North Florida Springs Alliance

Lake Louisa State Park Friends of Lake Louisa

c/o Lake Louisa State Park
7305 US Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34714

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036

Little Manatee River State Park Friends of Little Manatee River 116 Hickory Creek Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
Little Talbot Island State Park Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
info@talbotislands.com
Long Key State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036

Lovers Key State Park Friends of Lovers Key 8700 Estero Blvd. 
Fort Myers Beach, 33931
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park Wekiva Wilderness Trust, Inc. 1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712
Madison Blue Spring State Park North Florida Springs Alliance, Inc.

Contact: North Florida Springs Alliance

Manatee Springs State Park Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc. 11650 N.W. 115th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Friends of the M.K. Rawlings Farm, Inc. P.O. Box 337 
Micanopy, 32667-0337
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Gold Head Associates, Inc. 6239 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Myakka River State Park Friends of the Myakka River, Inc. 1930 Clematis Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc.

815 East 7th Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303

North Peninsula State Park Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park

3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
E-Mail: President, Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park

O'Leno State Park Friends of O'Leno, Inc.

P.O. Box 2879
High Springs, FL 32655

Oleta River State Park Friends of Oleta River State Park, Inc.

3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami, FL 33160

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park Olustee Battlefield CSO P.O. Box 382
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Orman House Historic State Park Friends of Franklin County State Parks, Inc.

1900 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

Oscar Scherer State Park Friends of Oscar Scherer Park,Inc.

1843 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc. 100 Savannah Boulevard 
Micanopy, 32667
Perdido Key State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc. 12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
info@talbotislands.com
Rainbow Springs State Park Friends of Rainbow Springs

19158 South West 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Ravine Gardens State Park Friends of Ravine Gardens State Park

1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 329-3721

Rock Springs Run State Reserve Wekiva Wilderness Trust, Inc. 1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park Friends of San Felasco CSO

12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua FL 32615
E-mail for information

San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036

Savannas Preserve State Park Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park, Inc.

2541 Walton Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

You can also follow us on Facebook.

Sebastian Inlet State Park Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park

9700 South A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
321-984-4852
 

Silver Springs State Park Friends of Silver Springs State Park

1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala FL 34470

St. Andrews State Park Friends of St. Andrews State Park

5401 State Park Circle
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 233-5117

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park Citizens for St. Sebastian Preserve

1000 Buffer Preserve Drive
Fellsmere, Florida 32948-9611
Telephone: (321) 953-5004

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization

P.O. Box 666
White Springs, Florida 32096

Stump Pass Beach State Park Barrier Island Parks Society Sharon McKenzie, CSO Executive Director
Gasparilla Lighthouse
Post Office Box 637
Boca Grande, FL 33921
941-964-0060
Suwannee River State Park North Florida Springs Alliance

Email for Information

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park Friends of St. Joseph State Park, Inc.

8899 Cape San Blas Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc.

12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507

The Barnacle Historic State Park The Barnacle Society, Inc. c/oThe Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Friends of Topsail Preserve State Park, Inc.

7525 West Scenic Hwy. 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Torreya State Park Friends of Torreya State Park, Inc.

2576 NW Torreya Park Road
Bristol, FL 32321

Troy Spring State Park North Florida Springs Alliance, Inc.

Email for Information

Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park Friends of Cedar Key State Parks Inc.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park 6400 N. Oceanshore Boulevard
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

Wekiwa Springs State Park Wekiwa Wilderness Trust 1800 Wekiwa Circle 
Apopka, FL 32712
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park Salt Springs Alliance

Salt Springs Alliance
P.O. Box 295
Port Richey, FL 34673

CSO President:  Doug Cassidy email cso.saltsprings@gmail.com

Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park North Florida Springs Alliance, Inc.

Email for Information

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.

P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036

Withlacoochee State Trail Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc.

PO Box 807
Inverness, FL 34451

Ybor City Museum State Park www.ybormuseum.org

2009 N. Angel Oliva Senior Street
P.O. Box 5421
Tampa, Florida 33675

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
talbotcso@yahoo.com
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park Friends of Crystal River 3400 N. Museum Pointe
Crystal River, FL 34428