Sometimes a state park is worth visiting even if you can not camp there. Hugh Taylor BIrch State Park is one of those places. Donated by the man that the park is named after, it has been called the “Central Park” of Ft Lauderdale.
Birch wanted to preserve the land that was once his estate and home to all sorts of Florida wildlife like gopher tortoises. Admission is $2 per person if you walk in or $6 per car load of up to 8 people.
Be sure to bring your bike or plan on renting one at the park. The trail is mostly shaded so you can enjoy it year round.
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
The park is available for day use only, sorry no camping. It is still a Florida State Park worth a visit if you live in the Fort Lauderdale area or are just passing through.