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Florida's State Park system offers sites of historical significance and recreational opportunities that reflect the natural beauty of Florida.

1. Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island Beach
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Welcome to Caladesi Island State Park... welcome to paradise. It doesn't take long to figure out why Caladesi Island is reportedly one of the favorite getaways for Dr. Beach. It's simply beautiful!

2. Fort Clinch State Park

Fort Clinch Entrance
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A Civil War era fort is the main attraction at Fort Clinch State Park. A tour of the fort will take you back to 1864 and what life might have been like for a Union soldier.

3. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Gamble Plantation Mansion
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Tour the mansion at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton. It is the oldest building in Manatee County and the only surviving antebellum mansion in South Florida.

4. Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park Entrance
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Hillsborough State Park is where history and nature come together in beautiful harmony.

5. Homosassa Springs State Park

Homosassa Springs
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Get back to nature and get an up-close view of fish and manatees in the underwater observatory.

6. Honeymoon Island State Park

Honeymoon Island Beach
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A nature lovers' and beach-goers' paradise just minutes from the mainland.

7. Skyway Fishing Pier State park

Skyway Fishing Pier
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You'll be "hooked" on the gorgeous sunrises, sunsets and views of the Skyway Bridge that are the backdrop for your sightseeing or fishing excursion.

8. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Carillon
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From the beautiful 97-bell carillon tower and the historic museum to the historic Suwannee River, this park has so much to offer.

9. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Garden Gate
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Step through the garden gates into a beautiful world of wonder.

10. Ybor City Museum State Park

Cigar Factory Display
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The Ybor City Museum State Park, housed in the historic Ferlita Bakery, follows the heritage of Ybor City and its cigar making industry. A nearby La Casita (a restored cigar worker's house) offers a glimpse into their simple lives.
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