Best State Parks around Lakeland, FL

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General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail
7683 Berkley Road
Polk City, FL
Welcome to General James A. Van Fleet State Trail The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail is officially designated as part of Florida's Statewi...
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City of Winter Haven

City of Winter Haven
451 Third Street Northwest
Winter Haven, FL
Mission:Through a unified community, we will create a secure atmosphere that supports prosperity and growth; maintain an open government that value...
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Colt Creek State Park

Colt Creek State Park
16000 State Rd 471
Lakeland, FL
Colt Creek State Park is more than 5,000 acres of native Central Florida habitat, a place to explore the natural communities and wildlife that make...
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Fort Foster State Historic Site

Fort Foster State Historic Site
15402 US 301 North
Thonotosassa, FL
Fort Foster State Historic Site is part of Hillsborough River State Park, though located on the East Side of US 301 from the park. Fort Foster...
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Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park
15402 U.S. 301 North
Thonotosassa, FL
Except for occasional reenactments, the cannon and guns are now silent at Fort Foster. No longer do Seminole Indians have to fight to keep a footho...
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Alafia River State Park

Alafia River State Park
14326 South County Road 39
Lithia, FL
Standing out from the relatively flat topography of Central Florida is Alafia River State Park, a reclaimed phosphate mine with some of the most ra...
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Paynes Creek Historic State Park

Paynes Creek Historic State Park
888 Lake Branch Road
Bowling Green, FL
During the 1840s, tensions between the settlers and Seminole Indians prompted authorities to establish a trading post in Florida´s interior, ...
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Ybor City Museum State Park

Ybor City Museum State Park
1818 E. 9th Avenue
Tampa, FL
Don Vicente Martinez Ybor came to an area of pine scrub and swamp to build what became the "Cigar Capital of the World."  From the opening of ...
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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
4335 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL
Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, Catfish Creek Preserve State Park covers more than 8,000 acres of scrub, sandhill and flatwoods land,...
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Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park
7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL
A natural theme park awaits those with a hearty outdoor spirit.The natural theme park of Lake Louisa State Park showcases a diversity of wildlife, ...
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Little Manatee River State Park

Little Manatee River State Park
215 Lightfoot Road
Wimauma, FL
The river has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water and is part of the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate th...
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Lake Kissimmee State Park

Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Road
Lake Wales, FL
Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp.White-tailed de...
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Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 County Road 603
Bushnell, FL
Every January, under the oaks of Dade Battlefield State Park, history lovers gather to commemorate the battle that started the Second Seminole War....
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Lake Manatee State Park

Lake Manatee State Park
20007 State Road 64 East
Bradenton, FL
Lake Manatee State Park is located 15 miles east of Bradenton, Florida on State Road 64. It extends three miles along the south shore of beautiful ...
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Highlands Hammock State Park

Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL
One of Florida's oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, Highlands Hammock was established when local citizens came together to promote the ha...
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL
The mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, ta...
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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, FL
This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. It is the only surviving plantation hous...
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Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
8737 US Highway 19 North
Port Richey, FL
The Salt Spring looks small, but it is an amazing 351 feet deep, to our knowledge to date. Gray fox, gopher tortoises and dolphins call this park a...
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Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site

Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site
955 Bayshore Drive
Terra Ceia, FL
This ancient Native American site was the first in Florida to be designated a State Archaeological Site. Karl and Madira Bickel donated the mound a...
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Lake Griffin State Park

Lake Griffin State Park
3089 U.S. Highway 441-27
Fruitland Park, FL
Our park encompasses 620 acres and allows visitors to explore in several ways. Anglers or birders may want to rent a canoe or a kayak to explore La...
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