Torreya State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective May 21, 2021: Torreya State Park is open. Tours of the Gregory House are available at 10 a.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern time on weekends and state holidays.
Welcome to Torreya State Park
High bluffs overlooking the Apalachicola River make Torreya one of Florida's most scenic places.
Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Torreya is popular for camping, hiking and picnicking. Bird-watching is also a popular activity. Over 100 species of birds have been spotted in the park.
Forests of hardwood trees provide the finest display of fall color found in Florida. The park is named for an extremely rare species of Torreya tree that grows only on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River.
Today, the park plays a critical role in preserving unique plant and animal species and natural communities that are of regional importance, and protecting the water quality of the Apalachicola River, which feeds the productive Apalachicola Bay.
The park’s high plateaus, steep bluffs and deep ravines are covered with a forest that harbors a variety of rare and endemic plants and animals, many of which are more common farther north than this location.
Although the landscape has changed since Hurricane Michael, the park continues to provide the public with exceptional scenic vistas, limited hiking opportunities as well as attractive camping and picnicking areas. The park is still in recovery following Hurricane Michael. Please call the park for more information about the current status of camping availability.
Plan Your Visit
Restoring the Sweetwater Creek Tract
Torreya State Park Photo Gallery
Old Gregory House before it was moved to its current location at Torreya State Park
Torreya State Park has a Yurt that can be reserved for overnight stays.
Inside of the Gregory House
Land restoration project
Geology of Torreya State Park
People Make the Parks
Staff Spotlight: 2020 Distinguished Service Award
This Park is Recognized by:
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