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Tomoka State Park

 Activities at Tomoka State Park

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

A boat ramp is located in the park allowing access to the Tomoka River and its surrounding tributaries. All of the waters in the vicinity of the park are a designated manatee sanctuary. Boaters should use extreme caution while navigating these waters to help protect these endangered marine mammals. Idle and slow speed zones are strictly enforced.

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

Located in a shady hammock near the Tomoka River, each of the park's 100 campsites has a picnic table, grill, electric hook-up and water. A dump station is located within the park. Three restrooms with hot showers, two of which are ADA compliant, are located in the campground. Well-behaved pets are allowed in the campground. Maximum RV length = 34 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.

Camping, Youth

Camping, Youth

The youth group camping area accommodates up to 35 people. The site includes picnic tables, grills, a large fire circle and restrooms with hot showers. Youth groups must be accompanied by adult chaperones. Call (386) 676-4050 for youth camping reservations.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

The rivers and tributaries offer a beautiful place to observe the varied bird and marine life of the area. Canoeists are advised to use the rivers and creeks and not to venture into the Tomoka Basin except on very calm days. This large, open body of water can get quite choppy during windy conditions and sudden summer thunderstorms. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park store. The phone number is (386) 673-0022

Fishing

Fishing

The waters surrounding the park are popular for fishing. A survey by the Florida Marine Research Institute has identified 90 different species of fish in the Tomoka River. This includes important game fish such as red drum, black drum, sheepshead, spotted sea trout, common snook, and tarpon. A salt water fishing license may be required. Size and bag limits are strictly enforced. All of the current regulations are available at the park.

Geo-Seeking

Geo-Seeking

A number of geocache sites exist throughout Tomoka State Park, which guide geo seekers to scenic, often overlooked sites in the parks. Check the Geocaching website for caches and clues.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Tomoka State Park has a one-half ( ½) mile interpretive trail that winds its way through a hardwood hammock that was once inhabited by Timucuan Indians. Visitors will pass through the ancient Timucuan village site of Nocoroco, a once thriving community along the banks of the Tomoka River. Using a little imagination one can visualize what it might have been like to live here a thousand years ago. Biting insects can be annoying during the warmer months; hikers should be prepared for them and bring along insect repellent.

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive exhibits are available.

Meetings & Retreats

Meetings & Retreats

Tomoka Rec Hall...perfect for company luncheons, group meetings, corporate trainings, family reunions, weddings and other special events.  Give us a call.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

Five picnic pavilions are available throughout the day use areas of Tomoka State Park. They accommodate between 24-36 people with additional outlying tables, grills and restroom facilities within walking distance. Four of these pavilions offer advanced reservation possibilities, up to 60 days prior.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Tomoka State Park offers five (5) separate picnic areas throughout the park. There are covered pavilions with grills located at these areas for larger groups. Restrooms are located in each picnic area.

Playground

Playground

There is a playground available in the camping area.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Three bath houses complete with hot showers, two of which are ADA compliant, are conveniently located throughout the campground. Restrooms are located in each picnic area.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing experiences within the park will vary depending on the season, some of our year-round residences include; white tailed deer, gopher tortoise, bob cat and a variety of snakes. In the cooler months you will be more likely to view some migratory bird species, which are heading south to escape the extreme cold, while the warmer months will bring out the gopher tortoises and snakes. Rattlesnakes are prevalent in the area, and are perfectly camouflaged in the grass and leaf litter, so please use caution and watch where you step.