Tomoka State Park


statue of chief tomokie
tomoka state park
Remember when we went to Bulow Plantation Ruins looking for this park?  Well, we finally found it, and it's still pretty awesome.  We took a walk along the gorgeous banks of the river, and then stood in awe at the huge statue of Chief Tomokie.  Even though we know the statue isn't that old, we like to pretend that it's from ancient times (it just makes it a little more magical). 

Here's what the Florida State Parks' website says about Tomoka State Park:

"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."

Lots of trails, tons of picnic worthy spots, and serious fishing availability.  At $5 per car load, it's definitely worth checking out if you're passing through.

Tomoka State Park
2099 N Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

1 comment

  1. What a beautiful place!! The pictures are fantastic too. So nice to enjoy parks like those.

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