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Collier Seminole State Park Campground

Google Map Coordinates: Latitude: 25.991670 / Longitude: -81.591390

Collier Seminole State Park Camping Guide Continued

The campground is considered a tropical outpost on the edge of the Everglades. Campsites have water, electricity, restrooms with showers and a screened-in activity building. There are 120 campsites that accommodate all campers, from tents to large motor homes. All are nestled among majestic royal palms and colorful gumbo limbo trees. This park is frequented in the winter by motor home campers seeking warmer climates. Pets are welcome in the campground. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited except in designated areas.

Maximum RV length = 60 ft.

Amenities & Services

  • Backpack Overnight Trails
  • BBQ Grills
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boating / Ramp
  • Canoeing / Rentals
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing / Dock
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Interpretive Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilion
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Primitive Camping
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom (flush) & Hot Showers
  • River Access
  • Shuffle Board
  • Telephone
  • Vending Machine
  • Visitors Center
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
  • Wildlife Viewing

Season: Year Round.

Collier-Seminole State Park Campground Best Campsites: 2, 6, 20, 35, 89, 116, 120.

Location – Directions

Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 E. Tamiami Trail
Naples, Florida 34114
(239) 394-3397

Collier-Seminole State Park is located on U.S. 41, eight miles south of County Road 951 (Collier Boulevard).

From Tampa on I-75 South, take exit 101 (state Road 951 & state Road 84) and turn right. Follow state Road 951 to U.S. 41. Turn left on US 41 and the Collier-Seminole State Park will be eight miles on the right, just past county Road 92.

Going west from Fort Lauderdale, take exit 80 (state Road 29), go south to 41 and turn right. Follow 41 for about 15 miles, and the Collier-Seminole State Park will be on your left.

Points of Interest & Attractions
CAMPING, PRIMITIVE

Primitive camping is available along the park's canoe and hiking trails.

Hiking: The primitive campsite for hikers is located approximately three miles from parking area along the six-mile hiking trail north of Highway 41. The site accommodates up to six people.

Canoeing: The primitive canoe campsite at Grocery Place accommodates up to six people or three small tents. Accessible only by boat or canoe, the site is located approximately nine miles from park boat basin.

Pets are permitted at the primitive sites, but not recommended. Downed wood may be collected for fires. There are no facilities at either site. Campers must carry in all supplies and carry out all trash. Bring bug spray. Check at the ranger station for availability or call (239) 394-3397.

CAMPING, YOUTH

Youth camping is available for scouts, faith-based and school groups. The campground is located on the edge of the Everglades under royal palms and colorful gumbo limbo trees. The campground accommodates up to 20 and includes fire ring and picnic tables. Restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities are located near the youth campground. Call the park for reservations at (239) 394-3397.

Note: We have moved the youth/group camping area temporarily to the area that was formerly our amphitheater, near our regular campground.

PETS

Pets are welcome at Collier Seminole State Park if they are kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and are well behaved and maintained at all times.

BICYCLING

Off-road biking is available on Historic Marco Road along a 3.5 mile course along marsh, hammock and pine flatwood.

BOAT RAMP

The boat ramp will accommodate small to medium vessels during low tide and most boats during high tide. Please call for conditions.

CANOEING & KAYAKING

There is a 13.6-mile canoe trail that flows down the twisting Black Water River through a mangrove forest.

FISHING

Fishing is available. A fishing license may be required.

HIKING/NATURE TRAIL

A 6.5-mile portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail winds through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp, allowing visitors to observe the great variety of vegetation and wildlife found at the park. This trail is maintained by Florida Trail Association volunteers.

A .9 mile self-guided nature trail featuring a boardwalk system and observation platform overlooking the salt marsh is also available. Additional exhibits of plants and wildlife may be seen in the park's Interpretive Center.

INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT

Interpretive exhibits are available.

PICNICKING

Picnic area is available with tables and grills. Pavilions are available but limited on a first-come, first -served basis. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited

PLAYGROUND

Playgrounds are located in the camping and picnic areas. The playground in the picnic area/boat basin has a slide, swings, and climbing equipment. The playground in the campground has swings.

TOURS

Guided tours are available along the nature trail and boardwalk. Please call the park for more details.

VISITOR CENTER

A self-guided tour through the nature center has many exhibits of the plants and wildlife that can be seen here.

WILDLIFE VIEWING

There are several opportunities to view wildlife through nature trails, bike trails and canoe trails. Common sightings are alligator, raccoons, osprey, white ibis, and other wading birds.