High bluffs overlooking the Apalachicola River make Torreya one of Florida's most scenic places. The aprk named after a rare species of torreya tree that only grows on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River. Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 30's, Torreya is popular for camping, hiking and picknicking. Forests of hardwood trees provide the finest display of fall color found in Florida. Bird watching is also a popular activity. The main campground offers full-facility camsites and a YURT (Year-round Universal Recreational Tent). Primitive campsites and youth campground are also available. Ranger guided tours of the Gregory House, a fully furnished plantation home built in 1849, are given at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays and 10:oo a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekends and state holidays.
Camping, Nature Trails, Boating, Bird watching
Full Facility Camping
This 13,000-acre park has 30 campsites with electric and water hookups available for reservation. Yurts
The park has 1 large YURT (Year-round Universal Recreational Tent)available for reservation. Torreya's yurt is a 20-foot round, domed tent with flooring, electricity, lockable wooden door, and three large windows with screens and flaps that open and close. Features of the yurt include air conditioning/heating, skylight, futon with bunk twin bed on top, queen-size bed, table and chairs, leisure deck. The yurt sleeps 5.
$16.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity.
$40.00 per night, plus tax.
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Reviews of Torreya State Park
Reviewed by lmno2802 on October 4, 2009
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This is actually one of the best campgrounds I have been to. The views are amazing. There is a hike to a small waterfall (Wheeping Ridge) that comes from a small creek that in some places runs underground which is a beautiful hike. The deer have been known to wonder through the campground (keeping their distance from the people of course) giving wonderful photo ops. Then you have the Gregory House which is an old gambling mansion that was at one time in another location, they disassembled the mansion peice by peice, numbered every peice then reassembled it where it stands today. There is also a nice sized park on the way to The Gregory House. The bathrooms are nice with great hot water but there are only 2 showers. (According to my last visit several years ago)
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