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State Parks and Forests

Florida has many state forests which include Cary, Pine Log, and Black water River state forests, all of which lie in northern Florida, and Myakka River State Forest, which is located in the south-central part of the state.

The state forest of Florida covers almost 16.5 million acres. Florida has 110 state parks which has many recreations. Among them John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Myakka River State Park are the largest. Numerous state historic memorials are scattered across Florida. Among the more notable is Constitution Convention State Museum, at Port Saint Joe in western Florida, which stands near the site of Florida’s first constitutional convention. Stephen Foster State Folk Cultural Center, on the Suwannee River, has a museum and carillon tower honoring the famous composer.