Sunday, October 19, 2008

Torreya State Park

Torreya State Park is in the Northwest portion of Florida, near the city of Bristol. There is not much to do in the area but if you are looking to relax and stay at the campground then this is a beautiful place. It is a 13,000 acre campground with 30 campsites and one YURT (year-round universal tent). The YURT is $30 and the campsites are $12. The campground sits high on a bluff and boasts a "scenic overlook" comparable to the north Georgia mountains. It is quite unique for a Florida campground. We have yet to make it there during the fall colors but it is supposed to be extremely colorful, sometime probably in November. You can reserve your campsite through Reserve America. There is a short trail to a waterfall and a longer 7 mile loop. It is quite hilly so you need to be in decent shape. The trails are very popular and not the usual flat trails in most Florida parks. You get the feeling of being in the mountains of North Georgia. The campsites do not overlook the river but the park grounds are on a high bluff overlooking the Apalachicola River. All the campsites are nice and with easy access.There are no bad sites.