Tomoka State Park is located less than 10 miles west of State Highway A1A. A1A is of course the scenic highway that parallels the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida. You might not find beachside camping at Tomoka, but it will surely give you a glimpse of the way that Florida used to be.
One of the best hikes in Florida can be found on the Tomoka Trail. With its overhanging oak trees and abundant wildlife, be sure to bring a camera. In the winter, you can even see Bald Eagles about. The Bald Eagles have chosen the are due to its high vantage point and there are even three nests located in close proximity to the trail.
Should You Visit The Park?
The park has a lot to offer its guests which is why it remains one of the most popular parks in Florida with many visitors making repeat visits annually. Here are a few of the things that keep people coming to Tomoka State Park.
I hit n this a bit above, but it is worth repeating. The park has some great hiking with old growth oaks bending over the trail. If hiking is your thing, the best time to come is in the winter months when you can spot Bald Eagles about.
Over the course of the year, the park is home to over 160 different species of birds. The best time to visit is during late fall due to migrations and the slightly thinning canopy.
Bring your own or rent a kayak or canoe at the park’s Outpost. This is a great place to explore the rivers and creeks that make up the area. This is Florida, so remember to bring plenty of insect repellent.
The park has 100 mostly shades camping spots, all of which feature full amenities. Find water, electricity, a picnic table and a grill at every site.
Located at 2099 N Beach St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174,
You can find more information on the park by calling 800-326-3521.
Book a campsite by using the online reservation system.
There is a 34 foot max RV length and many of the roads have overgrown branches, so watch you rig.
Being only a few miles from A1A, the park is a great jumping off point if you intend to visit Ormand and Daytona Beach.
If you plan on camping, secure your cooler or you will wake up to an empty ones. The local raccoons are very adept at opening them.