State Parks

Princess Place Preserve

Princess Place Preserve

Scenic park with walking paths.
Location: 2500 Princess Place Rd, Flagler County, Palm Coast, FL
Phone: 386 313-4020
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area

The beach is the most popular feature at this park, where visitors enjoy swimming, sunbathing, beach-combing or fishing.
Location: 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd. Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
Phone: (386) 517-2086
Favor Dykes State Park

Favor Dykes State Park

Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida`s east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities. Pellicer Creek is a designated state canoe trail and visitors can rent canoes at the park. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 1.
Location: 1000 Faver-Dykes Road St. Augustine, Florida 32086
Phone: (904) 794-0997
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Welcome to Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Although the formal gardens are the centerpiece of this park, Washington Oaks is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, this property was once owned by a distant relative of President George Washington. The gardens were established by Louise and Owen Young who purchased the land in 1936 and built a winter retirement home. They named it Washington Oaks and, in 1965, donated most of the property to the State. The gardens make remarkable use of native and exotic species, from azaleas and camellias to the exquisite bird of paradise, sheltered within a picturesque oak hammock. Visitors can picnic and fish from either the beach or the seawall along the Matanzas River. A number of short trails provide opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Visitors can learn about the park`s natural and cultural resources in the visitor center. Located two miles south of Marineland on State Road A1A.
Location: 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. Palm Coast, Florida 32137
Phone: (386) 446-6780