Tomoka State Park
|Tomoka State Park|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|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 was also the location of a plantation owned by Richard Oswald, a wealthy Scottish merchant, who owned the plantation throughout the British rule of Florida. It became a state park in 1945. On May 7, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tomoka State Park.|
- Tomoka State Park at Florida State Parks
- 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