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Florida State Parks

Yeehaw! See the Sea Cow Roundup in Florida's Citrus County

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Citrus County, just north of St. Petersburg, has more than 70 natural springs which shoot a constant flow of 72-degree water. These mild conditions combined with the area's shallow water make this habitat the ideal winter haven for chilled manatees.

Rescued Panther Kitten Gets New Grown-Up Home

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

Seven months ago state biologists found an abandoned, newborn Florida panther in critical condition in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge ne...

5 Florida Beaches for a Great State (Park) of Mind (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

Kindle the flames of love on Lovers Key, bury your toes in sugar-sand on Grayton Beach, or learn to kayak at MacArthur Beach Park. If you want to unplug and reconnect with nature, you can't do better than these Sunshine State shores in our state parks.

5 Fantastic Beaches in Florida State Parks (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

You can discover some of the finest, most pristine beaches in the world at Florida's state parks. Kindle the flames of love on Lovers Key, bury your toes in sugar-sand on Grayton Beach, or learn to kayak at MacArthur Beach Park.

Glass-Bottom Boats, History and Monkeys at Silver Springs (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Glass-bottom boats were invented and launched in the 1870s at Silver Springs near Ocala, and visitors still climb on board to get a look at fish and fossils below the Silver River's surface and critters and birds above it.

OUTRAGE Over Proposed Sale Of State Park Lands

Tampa Bay Times | Craig Pittman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

From a 4-acre slice that is supposed to be part of the Pinellas Trail to more than 2,600 acres in Central Florida's Green Swamp, state officials are t...

For True Romance, Get Thee to the Beach

Visit Florida | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Looking for a special way to celebrate with that special someone in your life? These five lovely ideas are guaranteed to help you get your snuggle on.

Take the Aquatic Highway to Florida State Parks

Visit Florida | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

On Florida's west coast, a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway serves as a gateway to some of the state's most beautiful state park getaways.

Did Rick Scott Just Ruin Florida Trailways?

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

In the midst of old-growth live oak hammocks, wild orchids, and vistas of Lakes Wales Ridge in Lake Kissimmee State Park, Florida hikers may soon see ...