Rock Hound State Park Travel Guide

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Rock Hound State Park Things to Do

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    by Basaic Written Apr 20, 2009

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    At one end of the Thunder Egg Trail, near the campground, is a small botanical garden. There are signs by some of the plants; but some of them are missing the information. photos are: 1 Agave Plant; 2 Fishhook Barrel Cactus; 3 Cholla Cactus; 4 Prickly Pear Cactus and 5 the Yucca Plant.

    Agave Fishhook Barrell Cactus Cholla Cactus Prickly Pear Cactus Yucca Plant
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    by Basaic Written Apr 20, 2009

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    Your first stop at the park should be the visitors center. If you did not pay your fee at the self-pay station you will pay it here. The rangers and volunteers working here can provide you with brochures and other information to help you enjoy your stay. There are some displays in the center to acquaint you wiyth the plants and animals common to the area along with the types of rocks you may find here. Park hours are 7:30 AM to Sunset. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

    Visitors Center Displays
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Rock Hound State Park Sports & Outdoors

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    by Basaic Written Apr 20, 2009

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    The Thunder Egg Trail is a 1.1 mile trail through the foothills of the Small Florida Mountains and offers great views of the Big Florida Mountains and the valley below. The trail ends to the Camping Area and is not a loop so you have to either backtrack or walk down the road to return to the trailhead. It also connects to the trail leading back to the Visitors Center. This is the primary trail for looking for interesting rocks. Here at the park you can find: quartz, chalcedony, agate, geodes common opals and other semi-precious stones. Each person may take up to 15 pounds of rocks out of the park.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, weather appropriate clothing, and something to put your rocks in.

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