Camping and Kayaking at Tomoka State Park

We are getting out of town after tax season! Anyone want to join us?

Tomoka State park is on the east coast just north of Daytona Beach at Ormond Beach, about 4 hour drive from Fort Myers

YOU are responsible for making your own plans and reservations by visiting the website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/tomoka/.

Two canoes leaving the marina.

Native Americans once dwelled here, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee. Tomoka is a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 160 species sighted, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Visitors can stroll a one-half mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th century British landowner. A boat ramp gives boaters and canoeists access to the river. The Park Store offers snacks, camping supplies, and canoe rentals. Contact[masked] for more information. For overnight stays, the park has full-facility campsites and youth camping. Located three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.

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  • Shirley H.

    Great place, great people, wish the weather had been a tad more cooperative.

    April 25, 2013

  • Terry

    Because I'm not going!

    April 17, 2013

  • Terry

    So sad!

    April 17, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Is anyone leaving Thursday morning from Cape Coral. I'll be driving alone and thought it'd be a good idea to leave around the same time. I thought I'd take 75 N to 4 to 95, etc. 17 from Arcadia is probably shorter but too many stops up to 4.

    Linda

    April 15, 2013

    • Linda W.

      Just a heads up...traffic going through Orlando can be brutal during rush hour (4 pm-6pm).

      April 16, 2013

    • Darlene

      I'm leaving early, hopefully before 9

      April 16, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Thanks Ken.

    April 16, 2013

  • chuck

    very sorry my wife is going in the hospital for
    surgery Thursday.

    April 12, 2013

  • Shirley H.

    This will be my first outing with the meetup group. I'll be arriving with 2 of my kayak buddies ( Betty Jo and Kathy) Thursday night and we'll be on site 21 until Sunday. We kayak every Sunday together and plan on discussing Sunday what we'll be bringing besides booze. Any suggestions before then will be welcome. We're planning on renting rather than bringing our kayaks.

    April 9, 2013

    • Shirley H.

      Changed the reservation to include the whole weekend, so I had to change the site to 21. Betty Jo, Kathy and myself are all married with grown children, 50ish and definitely outdoor gals from Cape Coral and the same street.

      April 10, 2013

    • Shirley H.

      Oh and one of our neighbors who joins us has kayaked with your group before, Marty Scruggs.

      April 10, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Anyone interested in sharing my campsite?????
    Fran, isn't attending the camping trip. So i have room for one more tent.

    April 9, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Hi Fran, are you still planning to attend the camping trip. I called you a week ago. but haven't heard from you back.

    April 9, 2013

  • Ken

    Hello everyone.

    I would like to know when you plan on arriving/leaving so that social plans can be better organized. Things such as kayak outings, gatherings at night, communal meals, etc.

    Everyone drive safely and see you next week.

    I will be arriving at the park on Monday (tax day) the 15th and staying till Sunday the 21st.

    Ken

    April 8, 2013

    • chuck

      I will be there Thursday morning site #5 will help ya my cell [masked] 7661. will be bringing a 2 burner stove,mr coffee,coffee ,creamer,splenda, maragritas. beer brats

      April 8, 2013

    • chuck

      think green,, bring your mess kits,, plastic wine cups.

      April 8, 2013

  • Ken

    I'll be on site 10.

    April 8, 2013

  • Elaine S.

    I'll be arriving on Thursday, the 18th and staying till Sunday the 21st.

    April 8, 2013

  • Darlene

    How about a Pot Luck on Friday night??
    Any ideas on a theme or what we should eat?

    April 4, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Really sorry to miss this one.

    April 4, 2013

  • Elaine S.

    Can I make a dessert?

    April 4, 2013

  • chuck

    Site # 5
    happy to lead kayak trips and happy hours

    March 19, 2013

  • chuck

    we could use some yummys with happy hours???

    February 27, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    I have site #12
    It would be an honor to help chuck with happy hour:-)

    February 27, 2013

    • chuck

      HOO-AH super I will bring a gallon jug of my special mararigtas with salt on the side.... Thank you Sir a pleasure to drink with ya

      February 27, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Sharing site with Darlene & Big Wake Yakker

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to go for a day kayak with you guys...it's only 2 hours for me and my dad lives there.

    January 7, 2013

  • chuck

    Site # 5
    happy to lead kayak trips and happy hours

    January 5, 2013

  • Ken

    Google maps shows it being about 4 hours. I-75 to I-4 to I-95 and then just a couple of exits north.

    January 5, 2013

  • Anne D.

    this looks like great fun.... how long a drive is it, about 5 hours?

    January 5, 2013

  • Darlene

    Ken, Karen & I will be on site #10

    January 4, 2013

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