Collier-Seminole State Park in Florida is a beautiful destination for campers and RVers

Collier-Seminole State Park. Image courtesy Kimberley Spinney
Collier-Seminole State Park. Image courtesy Kimberley Spinney /

Collier-Seminole State Park is a stunning destination for campers and RVers

Looking for a place to explore in Southwest Florida? Want the perfect camping destination? Check out Collier-Seminole State Park!

Not only is this a great location for camping and RVing in general, but there is so much more to this park than where you lay your head at night. We are talking about a destination of sorts. And the fact that it is actually located within one of the “largest mangrove swamps in the world,” certainly adds to the idea of this being a destination in the Southwest corner of Florida.

Collier-Seminole State Park offers much of what you would expect from a state park and then takes it up a notch. There are hiking trails, trails for your bike, and even opportunities to kayak and canoe. Enjoy some water or the beauty of trees and clear skies.

Collier-Seminole State Park is a perfect spot for RVers and camping

Collier-Seminole State Park
Collier-Seminole State Park. Image courtesy Kimberley Spinney /

However, the thing I enjoyed the most about the park was the fact that it also offered some opportunities to learn a bit more about the history of Florida and this area of the state. In fact, within this park is the site of a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, built in 1924 the park is home to “the last existing Bay City Walking Dredge.”

There is something special about a park that can boast so much, while also being welcoming and friendly. Even in the midst of a pandemic, everyone in the park was not just respectful, but also warm and inviting. From the Park workers to the guests, this was a chance to feel like you were surrounded by friends, even as you enjoy a bit of solitude away from the madness of the rest of the world.

Even as the park is limiting visitors at this time, they are still doing everything they can to make it an enjoyable experience for those of us looking for a getaway. And I admit that I can only hope to go back in order to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this park once more.

There is one more bonus for anyone looking to enjoy a getaway that allows them plenty of options in terms of things to do. The park is relatively close to everything from golf courses to shopping and food. So even if you want an escape from the world, but don’t want to give up your Starbucks, Dunkin’, or McDonald’s, it’s actually not that far to get any of these guilty eats.

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If you are looking for a getaway that is not far from civilization as it were, but that also offers the beauty of nature, then Collier-Seminole State Park in Naples, Florida might just be the answer. I know it was for me.