Native Americans once dwelled in the Tomoka State Park area, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, the waters surrounding the park are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing and a boat ramp makes the river easily accessible. For overnight stays, the park has full-facility campsites and youth camping. Tomoka State Park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species, such as the West Indian manatee, and is a bird watcher's paradise with over 160 species sighted, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Visitors can stroll a one-half mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th century British landowner. Onsite, you'll find The Tomoka Outpost, a popular spot that offers snacks, camping supplies, canoe rentals and a scenic spot to sit and enjoy river views.