This natural intersection where the mangrove swamp meets the Big Cyprus swamp combines fresh and salt water, temperate and tropical plants, land and ocean. With an abundance of outdoor activities, from biking and boating to canoeing and camping, this state park's wilderness is rare and refreshing. When hunger strikes, instead of reverting to picnic basket thievery, unsuccessful fishers and tired hikers can drop by the concession stand for snacks and drinks or prepare your own meal on one of many available grills in the picnic area. The campsite boasts a lengthy list of facilities available, but more primitive campsites are available to those who prefer a more rugged experience. Licenses and permits may be necessary for certain activities, and some equipment rentals, including canoes, are available. The Collier Seminole State Park opens at 8a daily.