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Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Beaches
Biking
Birding
Boat Tours
Camping
Concessions
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Historic Site
Interpretive Exhibit
Lodge
Museum
Paddling
Paddling Ramp
Pavilion
Picnic
Playground
Restrooms
Shower
Swimming
Tours
Water Fountain
Wildlife Viewing
  • Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - seaoats and white-sand beach
  •  Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - Viewing platform on East Slough
  • Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - second beach access with mobi-mat

1900 E.Gulf Beach Drive 

St. George Island, FL 32328

850-927-2111 

http://floridastateparks.org

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Beaches
Biking
Birding
Camping
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Pavilion
Picnic
Restrooms
Shower
Swimming
Water Fountain
Wildlife Viewing

Miles of undeveloped beaches on this barrier island offer ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping and nature study. Two natural boat ramps provide access to the bay for small boats. The park has six large picnic shelters equipped with grills, tables and nearby restrooms. The campground features 60 campsites with water, electric, a central dump station and two bathhouses. 

Beach and Swimming

Gulf Shore Beach

Activity Time: 2 hours

Ask for assistance and beach wheelchair, water wheel chair, or beach scoot at entrance station. Paved parking, mobi-mat to beach at two access points. Great swimming at beautiful white sand beaches. 

Reviews & Comments

"this beach has been rated one of the best in the U.S."

 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - seaoats and white-sand beach
 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - entrance sign detailing accessible amenities
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - beach access parking
Birding and Wildlife Viewing

Great Florida Birding Trail

The camping areas and shore are great birding spots.

 

 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - Viewing platform on East Slough
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - East Slough ADA Hiking Trail access from pavillion parking lot
Camping

Campground

Overnight. 

Excellent facilities, paved pad near restroom, shower with bench, full hook-ups, book in advance to secure spot. 

Reviews & Comments

"First-rate!"

"Great birding spot during Spring and Fall migrations"

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - ADA camping spot
 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - campground walkway and interpretation
 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - restroom and shower
restroom access in campground
Fishing

Surf Fishing

Activity Time: 2 hours or more

Ask for assistance and beach wheelchair or beach scoot at entrance station. Paved parking, mobi-mat to beach at two access points.  Anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, Spanish mackerel and other fish off the beach or in the bay.

Reviews & Comments

"Great surf fishing"

 

 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - East Slough ADA Hiking Trail access from pavillion parking lot
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - seaoats and white-sand beach
Hiking and Walking Trails

East Slough Trail

Activity Time: 1.5 hours

1 mile trailhead at west end of campground. UTAP assessed; 2nd entrance from kiosk at pavilion parking, 850' boardwalk to platofrm over East Slough.

Reviews & Comments

"very scenic"

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - Viewing platform on East Slough
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - trail boardwalk from camping area
- Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - trail boardwalk
 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - trail boardwalk from parking lot
Picnicking

Picnic Pavilion

Two seperate Pavillion Parking lots located toward the end of roadway, each with paved parking to ramps to restrooms, picnic pavillions, grills, etc. 

 

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - view from pavillion
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - picnic pavillion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
 Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park - surface on ramp to restroom

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