PARKS - Dade Battlefield Park

7200 County Road 603
Bushnell, Florida 33513
(352) 793-4781


Park Hours: 8am - Sunset, 7 days a week
Center Hours: 9am - 5pm, Daily
Fees: $3.00 per Vehicle


Activities: Geo-Seeking, Hiking/ Nature Trail, Historic Site, Lodge, Picnic Pavilion, Picnicking, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Tours, Visitor Center, Weddings, Wildlife Viewing

Every January, at Dade Battlefield State Park, history buffs get together to honor the battle that started the Second Seminole War. On December 28, 1835, Indian warriors ambushed 108 U.S. soldiers at this site, and only three soldiers survived. The 80-acre park protects a historic battlefield and the natural communities that existed during the war. You'll see gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, songbirds, hawks or indigo snakes as you walk the half-mile trail. Patrons can enjoy a playground, picnic area with covered shelters and recreation hall. The park’s visitor center provides information and displays about the historic battle, as well as a 12 minute video history of the battle This Land, These Men.

Official Website:  http://www.floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield/default.cfm

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