Friday, September 26, 2008

Record Visits To State Parks

Recreational Visits Up In Florida Parks

LABELLE, FL. -- Florida's state parks had a record-setting 20.7 million visitors in Fiscal Year 2007-08, a 6.2% increase from last year.

Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin welcomed the most visitors, with more than one million individuals served. South Florida parks also were popular among visitors, with Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne receiving more than 890,000 visitors and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo welcoming almost 880,000 visitors.

In addition, there were a record number of volunteer hours contributed with more than 6,000 park volunteers contributing an all-time high of almost 1.2 million hours of work to the state. Although Hendry and Glades county have no State Parks, Hendry county is home to the many wildlife and forest areas including Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest. - Places To Visit In Hendry And Glades County Area

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