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Tomoka State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Volusia County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Ormond Beach, Florida
Coordinates 29°19′55″N 81°04′52″W / 29.33194°N 81.08111°W / 29.33194; -81.08111Coordinates: 29°19′55″N 81°04′52″W / 29.33194°N 81.08111°W / 29.33194; -81.08111
Area 1,800 acres (7.3 km2)
Established 1946
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Tomoka State Park is an 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles (5 km) north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.

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Fauna

Among the wildlife of the park are West Indian Manatee, American Alligator, 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 white ibis.

Historic status

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. On May 7, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Recreational activities

Activities include canoeing, boating, and fishing, as well as hiking, camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

The Fred Dana Marsh Museum features works by artist Fred Dana Marsh, as well as exhibits about the area's natural and cultural history.

Other amenities include a one-half mile nature trail, a boat ramp, five picnic areas, and one hundred campsites.

Hours

Florida state parks are open between 8 A.M. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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