Torreya State Park, Bristol

Torreya State Park is a 13,735 acre Florida State Park, U.S. National Natural Landmark and historic site thirteen miles north of Bristol. It is located north of S.R 12 on the Apalachicola River, in northwestern Florida, at 2576 N.W. Torreya Park Road.It was named for the Florida Nutmeg trees, a rare species of Torreya tree endemic to the local east bank of the Apalachicola River's limestone bluffs.GeographyWith river swamps and high pinelands, extensive ravines and high bluffs along the river, the park has one of the most variable terrains of any in Florida. The high elevation of the park is about 300 feet at the top of Logan Hill. Many streams run through the parkHistoryPrior Native American inhabitation has been confirmed by archaeological discoveries in the area.In 1818, General Andrew Jackson and his army crossed the Apalachicola here during the first Seminole Indian War. Ten years later, the first government road to cross the new Territory met the river here.
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  • So to start off this park is beautiful great walking and water features. Honestly it would be a easy 5 stars except we arrived late after dark and there is a road leading into the campgrounds that all...  more »
  • There is still lots of cleaning up to do after Michael and some of the trails are still closed. However, the campsite is beautiful and quiet. Great sunsets! Hike to the Appalachicola River. See a rest...  more »
  • If you're looking for a great camping experience, look no further. All of the rangers were amazing & had helpful information to make the trip more enjoyable. You can capture beautiful photos of the sunrise & sunset right from the park. The restrooms & showers were extremely clean. There is a community center in the middle of all of the campsites that has boardgames and chairs to relax in. Down the way there is a beautiful plantation house that overlooks the river & gives tours. There is a nice playground with pavilions, grills, & even horseshoes. Will definitely be back.
  • Enjoyed our short stay here. The mansion tour is interesting and the price for an electric site is less than most State Parks. A building is available with rocking chairs and games for rainy days. We look forward to returning when the trails can be cleared from hurricane damage.

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