Experiences & Amenities
Trail Closures/Limited Hiking
Most all trails remain closed due to the effects of Hurricane Michael. Only three miles of trail are open at this time. You can hike from the park entrance trail head to Rock Bluff and back, the picnic area to Stone Bridge and back, and a very short distance on Weeping Ridge Trail in the campground area. Please adhere to all trail closed signage for your safety and monitor park notifications and the Manager's Message on this site for updates.
Primitive Campsites Closures
Rock Bluff, Rock Creek and Torreya Challenge Primitive campsites are closed until further notice, as heavy downfall debris prevents access to these sites. The main campground is currently open.
Torreya offers some of the best birding in the panhandle. With our diverse natural communities, many species call Torreya home.
Steep bluffs rising more than 150 feet above the Apalachicola River provide some of Florida's most unusual views. Thirty shaded campsites with electric and water hookups and a YURT accommodate overnight visitors. Restrooms with showers are located in the campground.
Torreya's yurt is a 20-foot round, domed tent with flooring, electricity, a lockable wooden door and three large screened windows with flaps that open and close. The yurt accommodates five people and includes air conditioning/heating, skylight, full-size bed with bunk twin bed on top, queen-size bed, table, chairs and a deck.
- Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.
Imagine you are high on top of a wooded ridge overlooking one of the most scenic rivers in Florida. That can be you if you are adventurous and willing to hike into one of the three Rock Bluff Primitive Camps at Torreya State Park. Each camping area is divided into four different small sites. This adventure is a must see and hard to put into words unless you have experience camping in the "Mountains of Florida."
Camping, Primitive Group
Torreya has two large Youth Group Camp Sites.
Torreya State Park is situated along the Apalachicola River. The river is active for freshwater fishing. The park offers some areas that are trail accessed for fishing. Florida laws pertain.
Explore the park in a new and challenging way. Experienced Geocachers have requested permission to hide caches containing trinkets, treasures, or information in various places around the park. Please check the Geocaching website for the most current and up-to-date information and clues to locate these caches.
Torreya offers 16 miles of some of the most challenging hiking trails in Florida. Our Steephead Ravine Systems offer topography not familiar to the Sunshine State, we are the "Mountains of Florida."
Torreya gives you two great choices for lodging:
Yurt Lodging (Currently UNAVAILABLE due to damage from Hurricane Michael)
- We have the one and only YURT in the Florida Park Service. The Yurt is heated and air conditioned as well as being fully furnished with a sleeping capability of five.
- No pets are allowed.
- The park does not provide linens so be sure to bring your own.
- The cracker cabin accommodates six people and features a queen-size bed and four bunks, air conditioning/heating, table, chairs and a deck. For the guest's relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided.
- No pets are allowed.
- The park does not provide linens, so be sure to bring your own.
Torreya offers a small boat ramp on the Apalachicola River. The ramp is best suited for small vessels. The access road is an unimproved dirt road access that is county maintained.
- Call the park for details and directions.
Torreya State Park is rich in history. During the Civil War some 200 Confederate Soldiers called the high bluffs home for two years. The cannon emplacements are still visible today along one of our hiking trails. We also offer daily tours of the 1840s Plantation Home of Jason Gregory and family.
This 3,000 square foot home originally sat on the West Bank of the Apalachicola River. The home was donated to the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s with the understanding that the home must be dismantled and moved. The CCC workers took every brick and board, loaded the pieces on barges and transferred to the East Bank and then re-constructed the fine old home where it can be seen today.
Torreya State Park is one of the original Florida State Parks opening to the public in 1935. The park was created by the hard work of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) and the Florida Board of Parks. The expert craftsmanship of the CCC workers can still be seen today in the re-construction of the circa 1840s Historic Gregory House or the beautiful Stone Bridge on the old "Federal Highway" or step inside one of the original CCC Barracks no matter what, you will love Torreya.