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About Torreya State Park
Campgrounds in Torreya
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Great spot just a short drive from Tallahassee. FYI, most of the campsites are pretty open. Not a lot of coverage/privacy in between, but the campsites on the "20s" side of the loop seem to be better. But the volunteer staff were super nice. Firewood available for 5 bucks a bundle. The 6.8 mile Torreya Trail is pretty cool, offering several different types of terrain. You forget you are in northern Florida!
History of Torreya State Park
The high bluffs overlooking the Apalachicola River make Torreya State Park one of Florida's most scenic places. The park is named after a rare species of Torreya tree. In the 1800s the Apalachicola River was an important interstate highway. More than 200 steamboats traveled the Apalachicola River. The Gregory House, which originally sat across the river at Ocheesee Landing, was built around 1849 by planter Jason Gregory. After the Civil War and the abolition of slavery the plantation declined. The Gregory House was donated to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935. It was then dismantled, moved across the river and reconstructed in its current location.