The view of the Tomoka River estuary and basin is spectacular. Tomoka State Park has a rich history in the past starting at Tomoka Point where the Timucuan Native American village known as Nocoroco (Nōcō-rōcō) stood. Nocoroco dates to almost 1300 years ago and today it's shell midden is still visible. Spanish explorer Alvaro Mexia first visited the area in 1605 while exploring Florida and...
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Tomoka - Accessible Amenities
Tomoka State Park is committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities to all visitors. Those amenities include:
- Picnic pavilions with tables and grills
- Paved nature trail
- Park concession
- Fishing pier and doc
- Camping (primitive)
- Recreation hall rental
Tomoka - 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.
Tomoka - Camping
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 have accessible facilities, are located in the campground. Well-behaved pets are allowed in the campground in accordance with our Pet Policy.
Maximum recreational vehicle (RV) length is 34 feet.
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.
Tomoka - Camping, Devel. Group
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. Pets are permitted in accordance with our Pet Policy.
Tomoka - Canoeing and 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
Tomoka - 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. Size and bag limits are strictly enforced. All of the current regulations are available at the park.
All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license may be required. More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.
Tomoka - Geo-Seeking
Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.
The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.
The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!
Tomoka - 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.
Tomoka - Interpretive Exhibit
Throughout the park visitors will find interpretive plaques and signs that outline the areas history as well as the parks natural and cultural resources. Visitors will learn about the Timucuan Indian Village called Nocoroco, the areas earliest residents. They can also learn about the Mount Oswald Plantation and how indigo was processed to produce dyes. Some signs are along the roadside while others are found on the trails describing the types of ecosystem that are being traversed as well as some of the parks plant and animal inhabitants!
Tomoka - Meetings and Retreats
Tomoka Recreational Hall...perfect for company luncheons, group meetings, corporate trainings, family reunions, weddings and other special events. Give us a call.
Tomoka - 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.
Tomoka - 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.
Tomoka - Playground
There is a playground available in the camping area.
Tomoka - Restroom Facilities
The Oak Pavilion Day Use Area, Nocoroco Point Day Use Area, Sunset Pavilion Day Use Area and the Marina Boat Ramp Area all have accessible restroom facilities.
Tomoka - 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 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.