Bald Point State Park
About Bald Point State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Bald Point State Park is proud to offer a new day use area, 3/4 mile from US 98 off County Rd 370 on the left. Range Road is a paved drive which reaches the interior of the park and provides access to a fishing bridge over the tidal Chaires Creek and a canoe and kayak launch on Tucker Lake. Access to the kayak and canoe launch is just off the paved drive south of the bridge down a dirt service road. This facility provides access directly into Tucker Lake, a large brackish lake connected to the Ochlockonee Bay via Chaires Creek. It is just a short paddle to Chaires Creek if you want to explore the extensive tidal creek system. Fishing in the lake and creek can be excellent -- Sea Trout, Red Fish, Flounder and Sheep Head are common catches. This is also an excellent area to cast net for Mullet or catch Blue Crabs. From the paved road there are beautiful vistas of pine flatwoods and salt marsh before reaching the end of the road at Chaires Creek. Please call the park for additional information about the Tucker Lake day use area. Access to the beach is still provided six miles distance from this new area on the north end of Bald Point Road and at the Sun Rise beach use area midway between the North End entrance area and the intersection of Bald Point Road and County Road 370. The $4.00 honor entrance fee is required at the Tucker Lake day use entrance and the North End beach access area. A modern bathhouse with outside showers is provided at the North End entrance area. Primitive bathroom facilities with no running water are provided at the Tucker Lake and Sunrise day use areas.
The park is very dry from the drought conditions that have plagued the area this year. If you are picnicking or barbecuing at any of our facilities please be mindful that any loose sparks or open flame could start a wildfire. Please be sure to extinguish any hot coals left in grills once you have finished barbecuing.
Spring fishing can be productive -- Red fish and Trout are back on the flats. Whiting are a good bet on Bald Point’s beaches. Flounder, Mullet, Sheep Head, Trout and Red Fish are back in Tucker Lake. Blue Crabs are also abundant throughout the park. These tasty shellfish are a lot of fun to catch and make for great table fare later. Grab your fishing gear and give the new entrance as well as the traditional use areas a try.
For those of you interested in birding, several Bald Eagles nest in the park. Many of the lakes and small ponds can be viewed from the walking trails. These lakes are utilized by several different varieties of waterfowl. The Salt Marshes are also great for birding. In Spring, the Neo-Tropical migrants come back through the area after spending the winter in South and Central America. These small birds can be viewed feeding in the park after their long flight across the Gulf of Mexico.
Biting insects are always present, so if you plan to visit us, please come prepared with insect repellent. If you would like to check the results of water testing for beaches and swimming anywhere in Florida log onto http://esetappsdoh.doh.state.fl.us/irm00beachwater/.
- Bald Point State Park is located off of U.S. 98, one mile south of Ochlockonee Bay. Take State Road 370 for three miles to Bald Point Road.
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