|Jonathon Dickinson State Park, Florida|
Jonathon Dickinson State park in Florida is a fine example of preserved wilderness. We've camped there several times and found the 'gators to be a huge attraction. They nest under a bridge over the inner road. Florida can be hot, but nothing is hotter or scarier than a wildfire.
|Nesting alligator, can you spot the babies?|
|Controlled burn across the tracks|
|Smoke floats over the campground|
|My Husband, Bill, hurries to pack our equipment|
I helped while he also assisted people in the next campsite.
The ranger returned and told us to leave anything left unpacked.
Within minutes the flames were jumping from grass tuft to bush to scrub and grass. We drove along the exit road and found the flames devouring the brush right next to us.
|Ranger's truck blocks the road back|
|The fire burned for hours|
|Sunset against the smoke clouds|
|Back in scorched campsite|
Jonathon Dickinson State park has been rebuilt since the wildfire in 2006 and upgraded since our last visit. We plan to go back soon.
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