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17 Forests to explore in Florida


Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center.

Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Alexander Springs Recreation Area49525 County Rd 445, Altoona, FL 32702, USA

There are 7,941 acres in the wilderness. The Alexander Springs Wilderness is located in the Ocala National Forest, which is the oldest forest east of the Mississippi.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309, USA

This is a huge biosphere reserve located in the heart of Leon county, Florida. The gardens are also a U.S. historic district known as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it contains 18 historic buildings, 4 structures, and 4 objects. These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred. b and Louis Mc lay after they purchased this as their winter home.

Avalon State Park
Avalon State ParkN Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA

Avalon State Park is a Florida State Park, located on North Hutchinson Island, 4 miles north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, along A1A. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year .

Belmore State Forest
Belmore State ForestGreen Cove Springs, FL 32043, USA

Belmore State Forest consists of two separate tracts totalling 12,262 acres. On the northern side is the Satsuma Tract, which borders Camp Blanding, while on the southern side is a tract of 8,737 acres.

Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve33100 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141, USA

Big Cypress National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in South Florida. borders the wet freshwater marl prairies of Everglades National Park to the south, and other state and federally protected cypress country in the west. became the first national preserves in the United States National Park System when it was established.

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park is an American national park in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. Daily a lot of people visit this place and is a famous tourist attraction in Miami Dade county.

Ft Pierce Inlet State Park
Ft Pierce Inlet State Park905 Shorewinds Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a 340-acre part of the Florida State Park system. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.

Jennings State Forest
Jennings State ForestJennings State Forest, Florida 32065, USA

Rare plants such as the Bartram's Ixia and St. John's Susan can be found in the Jennings State Forest.

Jungle Island
Jungle Island1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132, USA

Jungle Island, formerly Parrot Jungle, is a relaunched eco-adventure park on Watson Island, Miami, Florida. The park features new pop-up waterslides, an outdoor wind tunnel flight experience, zip lines, escape rooms, a Nerf battle stadium and other attractions.

Lake George State Forest
Lake George State Forest5458 U.S. 17, De Leon Springs, FL 32130, USA

The Lake George State Forest is formed from land that was previously used for timber production, production of naval stores, cattle grazing, and hunting.

Lake Jackson Mounds State Park
Lake Jackson Mounds State Park3600 Indian Mound Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303, USA

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida. he complex originally included seven earthwork mounds, a public plaza and numerous individual village residences.

Monkey Jungle
Monkey Jungle14805 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170, USA

Monkey Jungle is a 30-acre wildlife park established in 1933 for the exhibition and study of endangered monkeys in semi-natural habitats. It is now a popular tourist attraction in this county. The park has about 500 primates of 18 different species running loose.

Osceola National Forest
Osceola National ForestOsceola National Forest, Florida 32087, USA

Herbert Hoover created the Osceola National Forest on July 10, 1931. It was named after the Seminole warrior, Osceola.

Seminole State Forest
Seminole State Forest41238 Royal Trails Rd, Eustis, FL 32736, USA

Seminole State Forest covers 25,812 acres in Central Florida. The forest is accessible via Florida State Road 44, Lake County Road 46A, and Florida State Road 46.

Tiger Bay State Forest
Tiger Bay State Forest4316 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, USA

In Tiger Bay State Forest, there are large swamps with pine islands embedded in them and a large pine ridge area.

Withlacoochee State Forest - Johnson Pond Recreational Trailhead
Withlacoochee State Forest - Johnson Pond Recreational Trailhead3042 E Withlacoochee Trail, Dunnellon, FL 34434, USA

Withlacoochee State Forest is named after the Withlacoochee River, which passes through some of the major tracts.

Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177, USA

This is a zoological park and garden near Miami and is the largest zoo in Florida. Originally established in 1948 at Crandon Park . This is the only tropical zoo in the continental United States.

Map of Forests to explore in Florida