Florida State Parks


Florida State Parks

The Florida State Parks encompass the majority of the lands that fall under the authority of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection. There are over 150 such entities, including preserves, recreational areas, and historical sites, which can be found in every corner of the state. New park lands are added from time to time, as landowners make gifts of property to the state, and when municipalities choose to turn over control of their historical sites to the state. The state park system is divided into five administrative districts.

The parks and other entities are serviced by a statewide system of park rangers. The state park system also hosts an AmeriCorps chapter, called AmeriCorps Florida State Parks.

Several of the state parks were formerly private tourist attractions which were bought by the state of Florida to preserve their natural environment. These parks include the Silver River State Park, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and Rainbow Springs State Park.

ee also

*List of Florida state parks
*List of Florida bike trails

External links

* [http://floridastateparks.org/default.cfm Florida State Parks website]
* [http://www.outdoorgulfcoast.com/mtree/parks/city-state-national-parks/ Northwest Florida Park Information by Outdoor Gulf Coast]


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