Tomoka State Park

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Tomoka State Park
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Tomoka State Park
Map showing the location of Tomoka State Park
LocationVolusia County, Florida, United States
Nearest cityOrmond Beach, Florida
Coordinates29°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
Area1,800 acres (7.3 km2)
Established1945[1]
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Tomoka State Park is an 2,000-acre (8.1 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 manatees, alligators, white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises, bobcats,[2] 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.

Other amenities include a one-half mile nature trail, a paved 1 mile multiuse trail, a boat ramp, five picnic areas, ample areas for fishing, 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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