20200 E Tamiami Trail, Naples Florida 34114
This 6,430-acre park, named for wealthy advertising entrepreneur and developer Barron Collier, is typical of Florida's famous Everglades region. Park land includes a 4,760-acre wilderness preserve, situated within its unique mangrove swamps. The scenic Blackwater River flows through the park, allowing access to the nearby Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. Each day, a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit the preserve by canoe; a 13.5-mile paddle trip to the preserve offers primitive camping for overnight stays and boat tours down the river are offered by a park concession.
Full-facility camping is available for tents and RVs; other recreation includes fishing, boating and canoeing. A 6.5-mile hiking trail winds through pines and cypress swamps, close to local wildlife, and a self-guided nature trail with boardwalk system & observation platform overlooks a salt marsh. Exhibits of area plants & wildlife can be found at the Interpretive Center.
Other Florida State Parks nearby:
(Naples) Collier-Seminole State Park
(Copeland) Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
(Estero) Koreshan State Historic Site
10/24 Coming to The Naples area
Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota FL April5-14 Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.
BBnT Venice Shark's Tooth Festival Venice FL April12-14 The City of Venice, FL in Sarasota County has been named the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World" because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on their sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils.
Florida Keys Island Fest Islamorada FL April13-14 The Arts and Crafts show will feature the very best of both local and national artists including everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts.