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St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (850)-653-8808 Email: saintvincent@fws.gov Distance: 5.27 miles

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. Ten separate habitat types have been identified: tidal marsh; freshwater lakes and streams; dunes domin...

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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

6 Activites Phone: (850)-670-7700 Email: Erik.Lovestrand@dep.state.fl.us Distance: 12.35 miles

The Apalachicola Bay Reserve protects one of the most productive estuarine systems in the Northern Hemisphere, where the economic value of the natural resources and pristine conditions depend on the region's biological diversity. The 246,000-acre reserve on the Florida panhandle is about 75 miles southeast of Tallahassee and 60 miles east of Panama City. Included within the Reserve's management a...

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Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 26.22 miles

The Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness now contains a total of 8,090 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1984 the Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. I...

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Big Bend Scenic Byway National Park

Distance: 36.60 miles

The Big Bend Scenic Byway is made up of two outstanding corridors, the Forest Trail and the Coastal Trail. Back in the 1800s the Forest Trail was truly the “Wild West,” with cowboys, rustlers, Indians, trappers, and hard-scrabble farmers. Start the day walking through a pioneer farm and stop later at Fort Braden, a military outpost during the Second Seminole War. See rolling sand hills and har...

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Bradwell Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 44.58 miles

The Bradwell Bay Wilderness now contains a total of 24,602 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1975 the Bradwell Bay Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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St. Marks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 64.86 miles

The St. Marks Wilderness now contains a total of 17,350 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1975 the St. Marks Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age o...

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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (850)-925-6121 Email: saintmarks@fws.gov Distance: 65.67 miles

St. Marks NWR, located 25 miles south of Tallahassee along the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a well-known oasis of natural Florida habitats for wildlife, especially birds. Natural salt marshes, freshwater swamps, pine forests and lakes provide a haven for wildlife and people. Fishing, hiking, birdwatching, butterfly-watching, hunting, and viewing the historic St. Marks lighthouse on beautiful Ap...

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Lake Seminole National Park

12 Activites Phone: (229)-662-2001 Distance: 69.13 miles

The Lake Seminole project, originally authorized as the Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam Project by the River and Harbor Act of 1946, was the first of three locks and dams constructed for navigation, hydro-power, recreation and related use purposes on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River systems. Construction of this muti-purpose project began in 1947 and was completed in 1957. Lake Seminole b...

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George W. Andrews Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (912)-768-2516 Distance: 105.96 miles

Lake George W. Andrews is named for George William Andrews, who was born in Clayton, Alabama in 1906 and served as a United States Representative from 1944 until his death in 1971. The project was originally named the Columbia Lock and Dam and was renamed for Congressman Andrews in 1972. Lake George W. Andrews day use parks include: Abbie Creek Park and West Bank Park located on the Alabama side...

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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (352)-493-0238 Email: lowersuwannee@fws.gov Distance: 124.77 miles

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1979, is located along the southern edge of the Big Bend region of Florida's west coast, approximately 50 miles southwest of Gainsville. This 54,000 acre refuge is one of the largest undeveloped river delta - estuarine systems in the United States and was established to protect natural ecosystems of the Suwannee River's lower reaches and coas...

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Cedar Keys Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 127.29 miles

The Cedar Keys Wilderness now contains a total of 379 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1972 the Cedar Keys Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (352)-493-0238 Email: lowersuwanee@fws.gov Distance: 127.57 miles

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1929 by President Herbert Hoover to protect a breeding ground for colonial nesting migratory birds during a time when market hunters, desiring feathers for the ladies' apparel industry, were slaughtering millions of birds. Today, the threat is much different - coastal islands are being rapidly developed and habitat is lost forever. Congre...

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Gulf Islands National Seashore Park

Rank: 11 9 Activites Email: guis_information@nps.gov Distance: 129.68 miles

What is it that entices people to the sea? Poet John Masefield wrote, "I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied." Millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches, the aquamarine waters, a boat ride, a camping spot, a tour of an old fort, or a place to fish.

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Walter F. George Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (229)-768-2516 Distance: 131.30 miles

There are 13 Corps of Engineers day use parks and 4 campgrounds on Walter F. George Lake, a great place to camp, fish, boat and picnic. Enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and the Chattahoochee River, as well as the gracious antebellum mansions located in nearby historic towns, such as Eufaula, Alabama and Cuthbert, Georgia. The lake, sometimes referred to as Lake Eufaula, extends 85 miles along ...

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (912)-496-3331 Email: okefenokee@fws.gov Distance: 147.15 miles

Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Lanier County, near Lakeland, GA, as part of a much larger blackwater system. The refuge was established in 1985 for the protection and conservation of this unique environment as well as migratory and resident wildlife. Banks Lake is natural pocosin or sink of ancient geologic origin. The refuge contains a variety of habitat types incl...

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Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (334)-687-4065 Email: eufaula@fws.gov Distance: 157.08 miles

Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964, on the Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) in cooperation with the Corps of Engineers (COE). The reservoir resulted from impoundment of the Chattahoochee River between Alabama and Georgia. The Refuge, lying on the upper reaches of the reservoir, consists of 11,184 acres. There are 7,953 acres in Barbour and Russell Counties, Alabama...

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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 160.88 miles

The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1941, is comprised of over 31,000 acres of saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge, located approximately 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, FL, was established primarily to protect waterfowl habitat and is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of retiles and amphibia...

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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 161.26 miles

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate her...

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (251)-540-7720 Email: bonsecour@fws.gov Distance: 163.56 miles

The Bon Secour NWR consists of 6,700 acres of wildlife habitat lying directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama on the Fort Morgan peninsula of south Alabama. The refuge was established by congress in 1980 to serve habitat for non-game birds migrating south in the fall and north in the spring. The migration paths from Bon Secour lead south to lower Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

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Big Gum Swamp Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 163.98 miles

The Big Gum Swamp Wilderness now contains a total of 13,660 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1984 the Big Gum Swamp Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Rank: 252 1 Activites Email: gabe_laster@nps.gov Distance: 164.67 miles

Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

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Chassahowitzka Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 164.82 miles

The Chassahowitzka Wilderness now contains a total of 23,579 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1976 the Chassahowitzka Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. I...

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Alabama's Coastal Connection National Park

Distance: 166.04 miles

This route and the waterways it follows are significant to the state of Alabama and the region for many reasons. Among them are the National Historic Landmarks of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, the protected lands of the Dauphin Island Audubon Sanctuary, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Gulf State Park, beaches, and a unique culture of working wa...

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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

3 Activites Phone: (251)-928-9792 Distance: 170.78 miles

Weeks Bay Reserve encompasses more than 6,000 acres of tidal and forested wetlands within the greater Mobile Bay estuarine system along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Weeks Bay is a small estuary fringed with a variety of wetland habitats receiving freshwater from the Fish and Magnolia Rivers. Located along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay between the major metropolitan areas of Mobile, AL and Pensa...

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National Forests In Florida: Apalachicola-Ocala-Osceola Park

26 Activites Phone: (850)-523-8500 Email: Mailroom_R8_Florida@fs.fed.us Distance: 172.37 miles

Florida has three National Forests comprising over 1.25 million acres. The Apalachicola and Osceola National Forests are in the northern half of the State, while the Ocala National Forest is located in central Florida. Representing only three percent of Florida's land base, these Forests provide the largest supply of forest recreation opportunities in the State.

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