Plan Your Visit

Get ready for wildflowers! Here are links to resources to help you find wildflowers, as well as regional information to enhance your trip.

Be sure to review the Eastern Panhandle Wildflower Routes to find the roads to the best wildflower viewing.The Eastern Panhandle Wildflower Routes map provides a general overview of the most reliable routes for roadside wildflowers.  For real-time navigation, scroll downto our Visit Planner map below! 

WildlifeviewingApplogoThe Nature Viewing Along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Viewing Trail App will help you identify the birds, butterflies and flowering plants throughout Florida. Designed with non-experts in mind, this tool is perfect for young or novice nature lovers, visitors to Florida and more seasoned explorers. For iPhone,  iPad.  For Android.

On-line Resources for Your Visit

Here you will find links to websites, as well as links to more information about the region and its wonderful wildflowers.

Apalachicola National Forest
Spectacular botanical diversity, with one of the last intact extensive longleaf pine and wiregrass communities

Bear Creek Educational Forest
An audio-enhanced Living Forest trail where the trees tell their own stories

Big Bend Scenic Byway
Where theme parks and bright lights give way to horizons of towering pines and blue-green Gulf waters

Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area
Includes rare slope forests and stands of old growth pines

Miccosukee Greenway
503 acres of open pasture and forested woodlands with 17 miles of trails

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
One of the oldest in the National Wildlife Refuge System

Tate’s Hell State Forest
Trails and more at this local legend

Angus Gholson Nature Park
Native wildflowers, shrubs and trees bloom here year-round.

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
600+ acres with a wide variety of trails

Maclay Gardens State Park
A masterpiece of floral architecture

St. George Island State Park
Miles of undeveloped beaches on this barrier island

Torreya State Park
Popular for camping, hiking, picnicking, bird-watching

Self-tour map of SR 65
A great day trip guide

More SR 65 wildflower images
One of several lovely SR 65 Flickr sets

What’s in bloom
Bloom reports and more

Visit Tallahassee
In and around the capital

Panhandle Wildflower Survey
PDF of detailed survey information

Calhoun County Herbarium
Virtual exhibit of the collection

Visit Florida
A wide variety of areas, events, and ideas

Florida State Parks
Explore historic and natural Florida

Franklin County
Salty Florida

Gadsden County
Unspoiled, unexpected

Liberty County
The heart of Florida’s panhandle

Wakulla County
The natural place to be

Chart Your Course


The map below shows parks and natural areas you may wish to visit on your trip, complete with driving directions. To open the map to full screen, please click on this icon at the left of the map: fullscreen

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Tate\'s Hell State Forest Office: 29.847475, -84.713950
Angus Gholson Nature Park: 30.698578, -84.847917
Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park: 30.531716, -84.292455
Bear Creek Educational Forest: 30.481590, -84.623388
Miccosukee Greenway: 30.484814, -84.199030
Maclay Gardens State Park: 30.531281, -84.262006
St. George Island State Park: 29.682988, -84.800489
Torreya State Park: 30.569143, -84.948029
Apalachicola National Forest: 30.221972, -84.646030
Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area,: 30.474437, -84.511584
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: 30.155618, -84.147151