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Best Book to Explore "The Real Florida"!,
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This review is from: Florida State Parks (Paperback)
This book is our favorite guide to exploring Florida's natural wonders, and there are many. It gives the most useful information of any I've found. If you would rather see real nature instead of fake (Disney animation) this is the book.
We keep it in our RV and plan trips with it.
What amazes me is that the author is from Washington state and knows so much about Florida.
The only thing that could make it better are two things: color photos and a better map of the parks with an overlay showing both major cities as well as the parks, to give a better sense of where they are located. It would be too crowded to put them all on one map so an overlay would be preferable. I had to use a car map in conjunction with the book map to plan trips, no big deal.
Just got back from Manatee Springs and Cedar Key. Florida springs are totally cool (double-ent. intended).