Tropical storm forces closure of state park campgrounds

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service is issuing 30 state park campground closures due to Tropical Storm Andrea's expected landfall in the Big Bend region. As of Thursday, all parks remain open for day use except for Anclote Key Preserve.

The Department advises that the public check the state parks website for updates on the status of parks and trails, which park staff is constantly updating. For the most up to date alerts on Tropical Storm Andrea's effects, follow the Department on Twitter @FLDepAlert and @FLStateParks.

The following park and trail campgrounds are currently closed:

Lake Manatee River State Park

Oscar Scherer State Park

St. George Island State Park

Ochlockonee River State Park

Fanning Springs State Park

Fort Clinch State Park

Gold Head Branch State Park

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

Little Talbot Island State Park

Manatee Springs State Park

O'Leno State Park

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Rainbow Springs State Park

River Rise Preserve State Park

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Suwannee River State Park

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Camps

Anastasia State Park

Cross Florida Greenway

Faver-Dykes State Park

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Kissimmee Prairie Reserve State Park

Ravine Gardens State Park

Silver River State Park

Alafia River State Park

Anclote Key Preserve State Park

Caladesi Island State Park

Highlands Hamock State Park

Hillsborough River State Park

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park - All shows and boat tours are cancelled and slides are closed to the pubic.