Collier-Seminole State Park
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Effective April 3, 2023: The Royal Palm Hammock Nature Trail at Collier-Seminole State Park is closed for repairs. The Strand Swamp Trail is closed for maintenance. The Prairie Hammock Trail (3.5 miles), the Flatwoods Trail and the river trail are open.
Welcome to Collier-Seminole State Park
Come to Collier-Seminole State Park to Explore and More!
Join us for canoeing, hiking, biking or just relaxing on a weekend getaway at Collier-Seminole! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your camping gear and don't forget the marshmallows!
The 7,271-acre Collier-Seminole State Park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of South Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. A wide variety of wildlife, including several imperiled species, inhabit 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 in Florida, co-existing 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 there are laundry facilities available. A dump station is available for RV campers.
- Park programs are offered from December through March. Park rangers present programs on a variety of topics, such as the park’s plants, animals and history.
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.
Plan Your Visit
Henry Gonzalez Receives Park Ranger of the Year Award
Go Cats on the Water
Butterfly Garden at the Blockhouse
Blackwater River and Boating
Collier-Seminole State Park Photo Gallery
Barron Gift Collier Memorial. Inscription on the pedestal reads, To the memory of the founder and father of Collier County Florida and the faithful friend of all mankind. Erected Jan. 1, 1941 by Collier County, Fla. This June 2021 version of the original bust was commissioned and funded by the Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park and sculpted by Ruben Dario Medina. This bust replaces an earlier version which disappeared during Spring Break 2004.
June 2021 bust of Barron Gift Collier commissioned and funded by the Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park. Sculpted by Ruben Dario Medina.
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