53 Parks on the Chopping Block

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  1. boggob

    boggob Beer me.


    The 53 Florida State Parks

    Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, Haines City

    Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park, Stuart

    Big Shoals State Park, White Springs

    Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Flagler Beach

    Camp Helen State Park, Panama City Beach

    Cedar Key State Museum State Park, Cedar Key

    Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland

    Constitution Convention Museum State Park, Port St. Joe

    Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Crystal River

    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Bushnell

    Dagny Johsnon Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo

    Deer Lake State Park, Santa Rosa Beach

    Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville

    Don Pedro Island State Park, Boca Granda

    Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry

    Dunn’s Creek State Park, Pomona

    Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Estero

    Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness

    Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Jacksonville

    Fort Mose Historic State Park, St. Augustine

    John Gorrie Museum State Park, Apalachicola

    Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, Ellenton

    Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Tallahassee

    Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park, Sebring

    Lake Talquin State Park, Tallahassee

    Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park, Tallahassee

    Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Islamorada

    Madison Blue Spring State Park, Lee

    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Cross Creek

    Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, Woodville

    Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Olustee

    Orman House Historic State Park, Apalachicola

    Paynes Creek Historic State Park, Bowling Green

    Peacock Springs State Park, Luraville

    Perdido Key State Park, Pensacola

    Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, Ponce de Leon

    Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Jacksonville

    Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Sorrento

    San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Alachua

    San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, St. Marks

    Savannas Preserve State Park, Jensen Beach

    St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park, Stuart

    St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

    Suwannee River Wilderness Trail/Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, White Springs

    Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Palmetto

    The Barnacle Historic State Park, Coconut Grove

    Troy Spring State Park, Branford

    Wacasassa Bay Preserve State Park, Cedar Key

    Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast

    Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, Port Richey

    Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, Islamorada

    Ybor City Museum State Park, Tampa

    Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park, Holt

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  3. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

    I wish they would keep those and close some of the ones that cater to out of state winter residents. We have a park here that is run by volunteers that toggle their friends between Long Point and Sebastian Inlet so they keep reservations and stay all winter.

  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Sadly these state parks are some of the only places you can go to see "old florida". My family has been in the town of jupiter fl since 1860, and the pictures and stories my grand parents have are amazing, both fishing and hunting wise. Now i undestand this is 2011 "the technological age" but in 50 years when all we have is cement as far as the eye can see, i personally would rather not be here.. Just my thoughts.. I hope that they can keep these parks open at least in a way that it stays a preserve and is run by volunteers. :'(
  5. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

    I certainly didn't make my point clear about the volunteers. I was referring to the out of state volunteers that have developed a cliche by staying there through several to many years. They naturally put their friends first as they are winter resident neighbors and they handle the reservations.

    I once guided some of these folks and while listening to them plan their schedule, I learned what they did and how.

  6. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Lol i understood frank, i was referring to non crooked volunteers or a non profit organization of some sort ;D