Tomoka State Park
|Tomoka State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||Volusia County, Florida, United States|
|Nearest city||Ormond Beach, Florida|
|Area||1,800 acres (7.3 km2)|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
Among the wildlife of the park are West Indian manatees, alligators, white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises, bobcats, 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.
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. On May 7, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
- Tomoka State Park - History and Culture
- Activities page, Tomoka State Park. Online, available https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-activities/Tomoka
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tomoka State Park.|
- Tomoka State Park- official site
- Tomoka State Park at Absolutely Florida
- Tomoka State Park at Wildernet
- Volusia County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
- Tomoka Historical Trail at Historic Hiking Trails