Collier-Seminole State Park February 2015

Location: Naples, Florida

Webpage: Florida State Park

General Description: Located in the great mangrove swamp of southwest Florida, the Collier-Seminole State Park is over 7,000 acres of hiking trails, bike trials, and canoe trials.  The 120 site campground in the park has electricity (30 amp) and water hookups with two bathroom/shower facilities and dump station.  Established in 1924, the park covers one of three of the original stands of royal palm trees in Florida.  It is also the location of National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks with the last existing Bay City Walking Dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail.

Brochure

Impressions:

1) The campgrounds are crowded during February, which is not surprising, with very little room between sites.  The sites themselves are sandy and level with electric and water hookups.  The restroom facilities are a bit dated, but kept clean daily.  The staff are friendly, but we did not interact with them except to check in and out of the campgrounds.

Campgrounds Restrooms

2) We did not get the opportunity to hike any of the trails, since our only opportunity was on the weekend during their annual Blue Grass Festival.  The bands were far enough away to hear them, which was unfortunate since we like blue grass music and were not willing to pay the entrance fee.

3) Especially for the price, we would certainly stay again in this campground.  The atmosphere in February was quiet and friendly, with a lot of older campers with pets and a few families, especially over the weekend during the Blue Grass festival.

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