Florida State Parks – Ochlockonee River State Park

The squirrel was white. I mean, bright white, scarfing down a snack as it sat on an oak tree limb in Ochlockonee River State Park’s campground. With its beady, dark eyes I knew it wasn’t an albino creature, which begged the question: what was it? Read the rest on Firsthand Florida Fun!

Florida State Parks – Bulow Creek State Park

The tree was massive. Wider than multiple human arm-lengths, the 300-500 year old Live Oak in Bulow Creek State Park – known as the Fairchild Oak – stretched its branches high and wide at the edge of a small, grassy clearing. One particular branch, covered in fern epiphytes, had extended so far from the trunk…

Florida State Parks – Tomoka

I love hearing unexpected responses to my questions about Florida State Parks. During my visit, I spoke with Scott, the owner of the Tomoka Outpost inside Tomoka State Park. He sat in an Adirondack chair facing the river, looking out over the Outpost’s kayak and canoe rental launch below us. Read the rest on Firsthand…