Native Americans once dwelled here, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 160 species sighted, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Visitors can stroll a one-half mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th century British landowner. A boat ramp gives boaters and canoeists access to the river. The Park Store offers snacks, camping supplies, and canoe rentals. Contact 386-673-0022 for more information. For overnight stays, the park has full-facility campsites and youth camping. Located three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.

walking
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is a nice state park, which is very close to Ormond Beach. Here, many trails fan out, which I hiked most of them. The main attraction of this park is the Tomoka River, which dumps into the Halifax. In addition, a visitor center, campground, and interpretive trail also exist. I would not want to camp in FL (the heat and bugs), but nevertheless, it is a nice campground. From here, two trails connect to Ormond: the service maintenance road and the extended sidewalk. In addition, the Tomoka bridge provides a place to fish and look for manatees.