Tomoka State Park is a wonderful place to visit! Bring your friends and family or come by yourself and experience all the park has to offer.
Tomoka State Park is a prime example of an urban park. Surrounded on all sides by development and just minutes from all modern conveniences, it is far enough removed from the busy world to afford visitors the opportunity to enjoy a starry sky after dark. The 900-acre peninsula has provided humans and wildlife with food and shelter since its earliest inhabitants thousands of years ago. Although the land has changed over time, it still offers the chance to nourish minds and stimulate senses.
Tomoka State Park offers several serene hiking trails, including a mile-long paved multi-use trail and a one-and-a-half-mile interpretive trail that winds its way through a hardwood hammock. Get some exercise and peace of mind while enjoying the outdoors!
The park has a rich history. You can learn about the Timucuan Indians that once occupied a vast area including what is now Tomoka State Park. Take a step back in time and learn about the historic plantations that were operating in this area during the late 1700s and early 1800s.
The park boat ramp offers direct access to the Tomoka River and Intracoastal Waterway. Bring your own vessel or rent a kayak or canoe from our concessionaire. Paddle down Strickland Creek and you’re likely to see alligators, manatees and wading birds. If you choose to go toward the Intracoastal, be on the lookout for dolphins playing in the water.
The Tomoka Basin is popular for fishing as well.Game fish include black drum, spotted sea trout, common snook, red fish, and tarpon. Please be sure to follow all fishing regulations, and maintain a safe and lawful speed in motorboats. Idle and slow speed zones are strictly enforced.
Our picnic pavilions accommodate between 24 to 36 people with additional outlaying tables, grills and restroom facilities. If you need an indoor space for an event, the recreation hall is available for luncheons, group meetings, weddings and other special events.
Tomoka State Park has three neighboring state parks that are each unique and offer various types of outdoor recreation. Please be sure to visit Bulow Creek State Park, Addison Blockhouse State Park and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park while you’re in the area.
Tomoka State Park’s history and culture begins in the early 1600s. Spanish explorers found Indians living here in a village called Nocoroco. Although nothing remains of the village, shell middens, mounds of oyster and snail shells from decades of Native American meals reach 40 feet high at the river bank. This land became a state park in 1945; from then on its natural and cultural resources have been protected.