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Ravine Gardens State Park

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Picture of side of reflection pond and green hedges.  Side view of the garden path leading through the formal gardens.

Picture of side of reflection pond and green hedges. Side view of the garden path leading through the formal gardens.

Picture of morning mist surrounding stone columns.  This lime rock column on the lower terrace, by way of a misty morning background creates a perfect environment for bird watching, hiking, or just enjoying the park!

Picture of morning mist surrounding stone columns. This lime rock column on the lower terrace, by way of a misty morning background creates a perfect environment for bird watching, hiking, or just enjoying the park!

Picture of a circular rock stairwell.  This lime rock stairway and terrace was historically created using the natural contours of the ravine system. Also in the photograph are blooming azaleas, a gazebo, and a double headed palm tree.

Picture of a circular rock stairwell. This lime rock stairway and terrace was historically created using the natural contours of the ravine system. Also in the photograph are blooming azaleas, a gazebo, and a double headed palm tree.


Picture of pink/red azaleas.  Azaleas blanket the Amphitheater, which was created to host the historic Mrs. Azalea Pageant.

Picture of pink/red azaleas. Azaleas blanket the Amphitheater, which was created to host the historic Mrs. Azalea Pageant.

Picture of pink flowers.  The Native Azalea, part of the Rhododendron family, boasts a vivid pink color during its peak bloom time.

Picture of pink flowers. The Native Azalea, part of the Rhododendron family, boasts a vivid pink color during its peak bloom time.

Picture of a brown & white owl.  A Barred Owl, who makes the

Picture of a brown & white owl. A Barred Owl, who makes the "who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all" call sits on a hardwood tree in the park.


Picture of winding road with foliage on both sides.  The entrance to the 1.8 mile loop of the park, while showy azaleas greet visitors as they enter.

Picture of winding road with foliage on both sides. The entrance to the 1.8 mile loop of the park, while showy azaleas greet visitors as they enter.

A black & orange butterfly.  The Queen butterfly, a cousin of the Monarch butterfly, feeds on a coral vine flower while a bee buzzes by for a closer look.

A black & orange butterfly. The Queen butterfly, a cousin of the Monarch butterfly, feeds on a coral vine flower while a bee buzzes by for a closer look.

Picture of a brown bird in a tree.  The Cedar Waxwing loves the open wooded areas of the park.

Picture of a brown bird in a tree. The Cedar Waxwing loves the open wooded areas of the park.


Picture of morning mist surrounding stone columns.  This lime rock column on the lower terrace, by way of a misty morning background creates a perfect environment for bird watching, hiking, or just enjoying the park!

Picture of morning mist surrounding stone columns. This lime rock column on the lower terrace, by way of a misty morning background creates a perfect environment for bird watching, hiking, or just enjoying the park!