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Egmont Key

 About Egmont Key

The lighthouse and keepers house at Egmont Key.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Pete Krulder

Mark your calendar and head to Egmont Key on Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd, for “Discover the Island” where you'll learn about one of Tampa Bay’s gems!

The charming 155-year-old lighthouse on Egmont Key is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages.

See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on the self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be children’s games, a silent auction, and much more. 

Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 am to 2pm, with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 pm.   Please call the park office at (727) 893-2627 for more information.

Day passes include the ferry: Adults $18, Youth 6-11 $5, and Children 5 and under are free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more adults. Individual Passes can be purchased online or at the ferry departure site on the beach between the Gulf Pier and Fort Museum.

 

 

DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THIS ISLAND, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ANY PORTION OF EGMONT KEY.

Welcome to Egmont Key State Park!  During your visit, you are likely to find your own slice of solitude sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.  Although the historic nature of Egmont Key is a main attraction, the beautiful blue green waters will keep you coming back for more.  If you dare to venture out snorkeling, keep your eyes open for the beautiful sea life that inhabits the dilapidated structures that have sunk into the sea.  With the temperatures as high as they are, please remember to pack your coolers with plenty of water as there are no facilities on the island.  Have a great day!

GETTING HERE

Egmont Key is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, southwest of Fort DeSoto Beach. Access by private boat only.

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