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Tomoka State Park

2099 North Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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2 Reviews
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My friend and I set out for Tomoka State Park in record April heat, fearing that camping would prove to be a really bad idea. What a pleasant surprise the park was. Of the nearly one hundred sites, maybe a third were filled. Our site was very large and tucked away under the thick shade of the Florida hammock. It got up to 93 degrees during our trip and, while it was definitely warm, we never felt the high temperature because our site was so shady. We were lucky not to have any immediate neighbors because, like most state parks here, the sites are very close to each other. The nicest thing Tomoka has going for it is that it's nestled among one of the most scenic parts of Florida I think I've seen. The 20 minute drive to Ormond Beach is a scenic loop that takes you through a dense canopy of trees and shrubs, interspersed with gorgeous marshland. The beach is largely for surf fishers and the crabs have claimed most of the sand. Still, you can spread a blanket and enjoy the view. Because there's so much foliage at Tomoka, there are also plenty of spiders, mosquites and other insects. If this bothers you, pack the deet and stay out of the scrub. Don't be surprised if you wake up to find a web or two has been spun along your tent. The wildlife is diverse, from squirrels, deer, bobcat and numerous birds during the day to raccoons, bats and armadillos at night. We were concerned that we'd get plenty of nighttime visitors, especially because the park wasn't near capacity, but aside from an occasional visit the night was quiet. The facilities were immaculate. Some of the reviews noted that the park wasn't kept up, but during our visit the bathrooms were cleaned every day and the sites were groomed for the next campers. Tomoka is a truly beautiful camping and recreation area only minutes from civilization, but you'll feel like you're in another time. We highly recommend it.

Received from Kim W for visit in Apr 2006

Site Number: 88
Stay Again? YES
We just got back from Tomoka State Park and had a blast out there. I can say that if anyone visits there in the future, try and get site 88. It looks to be the biggest site in width and depth from all the others. When we strolled by the gal that was on the site agreed and also mentioned she always tries to get that site when they visit.

Received from Dan B for visit in Nov 2005

Site Number: 88
Stay Again? YES

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