Emergency Contacts: Please note: Collier-Seminole State Park has staff available after normal operating hours. After-hours staff can be reached by dialing the Emergency Contacts numbers located on the back of every...
Memorial Field
The Blockhouse
Bobcat on the Bay City Walking Dredge
Boat Basin and Blackwater River
The Bay City Walking Dredge
Bobcat outside of ranger station
Sunset over the salt marsh
Canoe trip through the mangrove forest
Aerial view of Memorial Field
The Blockhouse, a recreation of a Seminole War Fort
Bobcat photo by Peter Piercy
Aerial view of Boat Basin and Blackwater River
aerial view of the Bay City Walking Dredge
Bobcat seen outside of ranger station
sunset over salt marsh at boat basin
Canoe trip through the mangrove forest

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Collier-Seminole State Park

Welcome to Collier-Seminole State Park

Make Your Winter Reservations Now!

Renovations to the campground at Collier-Seminole State Park are complete and we appreciate your patience during our updating phase. Campers can make reservations online or by calling ReserveAmerica at (800) 326-3521. We look forward to your visit to Collier-Seminole State Park.

The 7,271-acre Collier-Seminole State Park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. A wide variety of wildlife, including several imperiled species, inhabits this unusual blend of temperate and tropical native plant communities. Collier-Seminole State Park features vegetation and wildlife typical of Florida’s Everglades. Although rare elsewhere, the park covers one of three original stands of royal palm trees in Florida, coexisting with large areas of mangrove swamp. 

The park is the site of a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, the last existing Bay City Walking Dredge. Built in 1924, it was used to build the Tamiami Trail Highway (U.S. 41) through the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp, linking Tampa and Miami and opening southwest Florida to travelers. 

Campground sites have electricity, water, a grill and picnic table. The restrooms have hot showers and one has a laundry facility. A centralized dump station is available for RV campers. 

Park programs are offered from December to March. Park rangers present programs on a variety of topics about the park’s plants, animals and history. Visit our website for more information about our park programs or ask one of the rangers. 

Visitors can experience this park’s remarkable wilderness on several trails. The Blackwater River originates in the park and meanders several miles through the mangroves to Blackwater Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands. The park has canoe rentals along with a boat ramp that provides access to the Blackwater River. Other trails offer opportunities for bicycling, hiking and nature observation.

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Collier-Seminole State Park is featured on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Experience this park with Erika Z.’s YouTube video and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.


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