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 State Park is one of the original Florida state parks that were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. The park was named for the rare Florida tree, Torreya taxifolia, which was named for the American botanist, John Torrey. The site was selected to be a park primarily because it possessed significant historical associations, including the location of six Confederate gun pits along Battery or Neal’s Bluff and an antebellum cotton warehouse at Rock Bluff Landing. Those historical resources prompted CCC planners to create plans that included dismantling and relocating the historic Jason Gregory House from its original location at Ocheesee Landing across the Apalachicola River. The house’s location on the high bluffs overlooking the river now provides one of Florida’s most scenic views.