Tomoka State Park

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Tomoka State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Tomoka State Park
Map showing the location of Tomoka State Park
Location Volusia County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Ormond Beach, Florida
Coordinates 29°19′55″N 81°04′52″W / 29.33194°N 81.08111°W / 29.33194; -81.08111Coordinates: 29°19′55″N 81°04′52″W / 29.33194°N 81.08111°W / 29.33194; -81.08111
Area 1,800 acres (7.3 km2)
Established 1945[1]
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Tomoka State Park is an 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles (5 km) north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.

Fauna[edit]

Among the wildlife of the park are West Indian Manatee, American Alligator, and 160 species of birds. Seasonal birds of prey include the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and Northern Harrier. The park's wading birds include egrets, herons, wood stork and American White Ibis.

Historic status[edit]

Within the park is the site of the Timucuan village of Nocoroco, located on the Tomoka River. The site was inhabited approximately a thousand years ago. It became a state park in 1945.[1] On May 7, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Recreational activities[edit]

Activities include canoeing, boating, and fishing, as well as hiking, camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

The Fred Dana Marsh Museum features works by artist Fred Dana Marsh, as well as exhibits about the area's natural and cultural history. No longer housed at Tomoka State Park.

Other amenities include a one-half mile nature trail, a boat ramp, five picnic areas, a camp store with live music every Saturday night, and one hundred campsites.

Hours[edit]

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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