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Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach, FL
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About The Park

The name Tomoka comes from the word "Timucua", the tribe of Indians that were discovered living here in the village known as Nocoroco in 1605 by a Spanish expedition led by Alvaro Mexia.

Tomoka State Park is located on a Peninsula between the Tomoka and Halifax Rivers 3 miles north of Ormand Beach on North Beach Street (old Dixie Highway SR 201). It is a lush, hardwood hammock of Live Oak, Magnolia & Palms to name a few. The trees dominate the park in a canopy of shade. The drive to the entrance is breathtaking - a tunnel through the forest.

There are 100 campsites (63 with electic and water). We got site #33, the best along with #34, since we were able to beach our canoe at our campsite on the manmade canal to the rivers' confluence at the north end of the park.

The fishing here was great in the brackish waters. We caught redfish, sea trout and catfish on live shrimp. The quiet, tranquil Tomoka river was best for canoeing and our trolling motor was great in the deep waters on long trips.

This park offers a museum, picnicking, nature trails, biking, saltwater fishing, canoeing/rentals, boat ramp and guided tours seasonally. One of the prettiest picnic areas is located at the north end of the park on a Sandy Beach that invites exploration. Not to be missed there is a 40 ft outdoor sculpture by Fred Dana Marsh depicting "The Legend of Tomokie".

More photos to follow (when I find them.....I'll keep looking). This was one of the prettiest parks we've stayed in.

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