Torreya State Park


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Torreya State Park


Location:Off SR 12, on County Road 1641, 13 miles north of Bristol.
Facilities:30 full-facility campsites, a yurt, primitive and youth/group camping areas, 3 picnic pavilions, restrooms, playground, nature trails, interpretive exhibits.
Activities:Camping, boating (no boat access from park due to bluffs), hiking, wildlife viewing, guided tours of historic home.
Special Features:Park is named for a rare species of Torreya tree that only grows on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River. Other rare plants found in the park include the Florida yew tree and the US champion winged elm, and forests of hardwood trees provide the best display of fall color found in Florida. Gregory House, a fully-furnished plantation home built in 1849, is also on park grounds.
Address:2576 NW Torreya Park Rd
Bristol, FL 32321

Phone:850-643-2674
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/torreya
Size: 13,204 acres.

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In 2003, during a break from evangelical wandering, Connie was strolling Torreya State Park in North Florida, where the last stinking cedars are.
* Torreya State Park is soft and fertile with a tree canopy high and shady when I visit in July.
exited his car and examined the land near where modern-day Torreya State park lies.
* The second day I am in Torreya State Park, my lemongrass insect repellent proves more dinner bell than deterrent.
* At Torreya State Park, I stand and take the trees in, amazed that I am beholding a living ancient in its habitat, older than dinosaurs, rarer now in the world than diamonds.
Torreya State Park, home to the endangered torreya tree, is in this region also.
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