Park Alerts for T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
Shady Pines Camp area will be closed December 8 - 18, 2014. The park will be conducting necessary prescribed burns that includes Shady Pines Camping area and areas surrounding Shady Pines. Shady Pines camp area will reopen once the prescribed burn is complete and the area is made safe for campers. Shady Pines camping area will be affected for some time after the burn. Those planning to camp in Shady Pines camping area after the burn should expect to see and smell burnt vegetation.
Reduce the potential for damaging wildfires.
Improve the quality of habitats for wildlife.
Control the presence of harmful non-native species of plants and Recycle nutrients.
For questions about the park or about prescribed burning, contact the park office: (850) 227-1327
Welcome to T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
With miles of sugar white sand, this park is one of the top rated beaches in the United States. Sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp which accommodates most trailered vessels is located at Eagle Harbor. Some of the highest dunes in the nation are found here as well as some of the last remaining habitat of coastal sand pine scrub. St. Joseph Peninsula State park has an abundance of wildlife and provides excellent opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The park offers two nature trails, picnic area, playground, 119 family camp sites, youth group camping or primitive camping and hiking in the 1900 acre wilderness preserve, which encompasses the northern end of the peninsula. A permit is required to access the wilderness area and nature trail. Eight cabins overlooking St. Joe Bay offer alternative accommodations. Camping and cabin reservations may be made by visiting ReserveAmerica.com or by calling ReserveAmerica at (800) 326-3521, TDD (888) 433-0287. Primitive and youth group camp reservations can be made by contacting the park. The park is extremely popular during scallop season. Ranger programs are available. Located west of Port St. Joe on Cape San Blas, take State road 30 off of highway 98 to Cape San Blas road.