Tomoka State Park has 900-acres of land that is good for camping, canoeing, and a nature trail. The early Natives, Timucua's, were the first to live in this area and we know this because of the Nocorocoo village. You can kayak and canoe to see this village.
The Native American, Timucua's, came in the early 1500s and
were the first people in Volusia county, we know this because the Nocorocoo
village is preserved in the state park. This village is inaccessible to the
Tomoka Stone is made of coquina shell, sharks teeth, and animal bone. The
Nocorocoo is between two rivers, which became their main food source during the
warmer months. During the winter they would move more central to stay warm and
rely on berries, nuts, and any other herbs they could eat. You can kayak and
canoe up the Halifax River that the Timucua used to live by and see the different
species in the area. After the Seven Years War (1754-1763), the Timucua Indian population had almost disappeared, the rest were sent to Cuba since the British government gave 20,000 acres to Richard Oswald in 1766,
which is currently Tomoka State Park. The land was used for indigo and other
smaller plantations. You cannot see the village, Nocorocoo, anymore because it has been
removed but you can still see some naturalized indigo that has gone untouched.
There is the Mount Oswald Plantation that shows how the indigo was process and