We love visiting the state and national parks and forests. Since hitting the road full time we have stayed in Florida two winters and during that time we enjoyed many of the state and national parks and forests. While staying at Casey Jones RV Park in December 2017 we met up with some family at Tomoka State Park and spent the day.
Along The Tomoka River
Tomoka State Park is a Florida state park covering 2,000 acres along the Tomoka River. The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
The park is home to the Timucuan village of Nocoroco which is along the Tomoka River and was inhabited about 1,000 years ago. The park is rich with information about the village and its residents.
The park is beautiful with an abundance of trees, wildlife and water views with lots of birds. There are many activities at the park including boating, fishing, hiking, camping and wildlife viewing. We are avid Geocachers and found two while visiting the park.
There is a one-half mile nature trail, a paved one-mile multi-use trail, boat ramp, and multiple picnic areas.
State and national parks and forests are our “go-to” when we want to be outside by ourselves and when visiting with family and friends. The date of our visit we traveled for about 2 hours to meet with our family (they were 2 hours from the park also) and spent the whole day.
We would definitely recommend this park. We found it quiet and lovely to spend a day out. We choose these parks rather than overcrowded amusement parks and tourist attractions (just our choice). Where else can you go for $5 (for the two of us) and spend a full day if you choose to, enjoying nature?
Date of Visit: 12/18/17
Fee: $5 per vehicle (2-8 people per vehicle); $4 single-occupant vehicle; $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in the vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Pet-Friendly: Pets permitted on a leash; not allowed on the beach
Camping: Camping allowed and pavilion rentals