Torrey State Park is a state park located in Volusia County, Florida. The park is at the mouth of Tomoka River on Lake Washington and lies immediately west of DeLeon Springs State Historic Site. It has more than 2 miles (3.2km) of beachfront with an average depth of 6 feet (1.8m). Its amenities include canoeing/kayaking trails, bicycling paths, boat slips, birding areas, cabins, fishing pier, full camping facilities, hiking and nature trails, kayak rentals, picnic area, swimming area, wildlife viewing areas, and full-service marina. In addition to the natural vegetation that grows within this park, there are also remnants of buildings from the time when the site was used as a fort during the Second Seminole War.
Visitors can see piers and other structures still standing out into the lake, which is now much deeper than it was then. A boardwalk connects one part of the park to another, allowing visitors to walk through the ruins of Fort Dade without disturbing any nesting birds or otherwise causing harm. The park’s address is 200 South Causeway Street. On its grounds, adjacent to the Tomoka River, is the historic Torrey House, which serves as visitor center for the park. Built by slave labor around 1877, the two-story house features four rooms upstairs and seven down, all with exposed wood beams supporting hand-hewn lumber walls and roof framing.
There is no central heating or air conditioning, but fans are provided throughout the year. The kitchen garden provides produce for the resident blue heron, osprey nest nearby. Amenities include beaches, bike paths, boat slips, canoe trails, cabins, handicapped accessibility, picnic shelters, recreational fields, RV sites with sewer hookups, tent camping, and primitive equestrian camping. This park is accessible via Amtrak, Greyhound, and bus service. Parking fees are in effect during certain times of the year. Prices range from $10 per vehicle per night for a single-day or $8 for residents with an Orlando license plate or Florida permit plate.
Campsites cost $20 per night for up to 4 people per site. Boat slips are $15 per night for up to 3 vehicles. Group campgrounds are available from April through October. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Tent and RVs sites are not recommended. No pets are allowed. The park has 19 miles (31km) of paved multi-use bicycle routes and 10 miles (16km) of unpaved horseback riding and mountain biking trails. Bicycle routes connect to the Pine Trail, offering additional options for getting around. Horses may be rented from mid-April through Labor Day. Riders must have prior experience and training. The park has 12 miles (19km) of canoe trails, which allow you to explore various sections of the river. All canoeists should bring their own personal watercraft. The park has 5 miles (8.0km) of hiking trails, ranging from easy to moderate difficulty.
- disc golf
- wildlife viewing