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Collier Seminole State Park

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Address: 20200 Tamiami Trl E, Naples, FL 34114-8518
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+1 239-394-3397
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This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of...

This 7,271 acre state park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. A wide variety of wildlife, including several imperiled species, inhabits this unusual blend of temperate and tropical native plant communities. 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 Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park offers popular daily 3-hour Guided Canoe

Trip (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) down the Blackwater River. No paddling experience required. All Canoes have padded seats and backrest! Please call the ranger station for trip price & reservations.

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. Campground sites have electricity, water, a grill and a picnic table. The restrooms have hot showers and one has a laundry facility. The park is open from 8:00 a.M. Until sunset, 365 days a year.

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We stopped at Collier Seminole out of curiosity. The whole place was so peaceful, Mullet were jumping out of the water. Very few people about. It was possible to hire a canoe... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2016
Margaret L
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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Something to do for everyone! Canoeing, walking trails and off course the old dredge that was used to build the highway! Lots of history to be learned at this park. Just remember there are lots of bugs because of so much water around.

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stopped at Collier Seminole out of curiosity. The whole place was so peaceful, Mullet were jumping out of the water. Very few people about. It was possible to hire a canoe and paddle through the Mangroves, perhaps another time. We made a slight mistake by walking along a small pathway through the trees and were immediately attacked by very... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

How can you beat A $5 entry fee and $5 per hour to rent a canoe to paddle through the mangroves? We took a great 2 hour trip that went about 4 miles. Saw lots a small crabs on the mangroves and it was neat to travel through the mangrove tunnels.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a fun place to canoe without the bugs. Two years ago we went for a 6 hour paddle for 13 miles in a circle. On that trip we saw a few dolphins and a Saw-fish. This time we only went for a four hour paddle and only saw jumping fish and many birds in the bay. All in... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We visited with children and walked the trail, mostly boardwalk, which proved to be an interesting insight into the mangroves, Looking forward to doing the 3 hour guided canoe trip. Great place for a picnic as well.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My wife and I, as well as four of our friends, all met up on Christmas day of 2015 to go for a hike in this beautiful park. The fact that we are all geocachers, and were after the oldest active geocache in the state of Florida, was an added bonus. The trails were about calf-deep in water, but the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a great park with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can make it a day trip or you can enjoy the camping areas and stay for longer. The park offers nature trails, canoe/boat launches, camping areas, geocaching opportunities etc. The only thing I don't LOVE about this park is the over abundance of mosquitoes... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is a great, affordable activity to do while you are in the Naples-Marco Island area. It costs $5 per vehicle to enter the park and $25 per person for a 3-hour guided canoe trip. The trip is led by knowledgeable, friendly volunteers who stop periodically throughout the 3 hours to tell you about the history of the area and... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a lovely spot to stop for a bit and take a little walk. While this is not the place for one to run, power walk, or bike, it's a nice place to relax for a bit. We visited this park recently, thinking we were going to take a brisk hike. This is not the place for that. There... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Collier Seminole State Park wasn't far from where my husband and I were staying with friends. There is a $5 fee. We drove to a parking lot by the Royal Palm Nature Trail. This is a nice walk. At the beginning, the path is shell covered, then it becomes a boardwalk. Since it's February, there are no flowers in bloom,... More 

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