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Faver-Dykes State Park

 About Faver-Dykes State Park

People getting ready to go canoeing with the help of a park ranger.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Renee Paolini

It's a great day to come out to the park and enjoy sitting along the Pellicer Creek, take a walk on the nature trail, have a picnic or maybe stay in our campground.  Faver-Dykes State Park is conveniently located on the outskirts of America’s oldest city in St. Augustine and close to the highway. However, as you travel down our main road you journey back in time and are given the opportunity to discover “Real Florida.” Enjoy relaxing, picnicking or fishing under the towering longleaf pines in a sandhill ecosystem that once dominated the Florida landscape.

Pellicer Creek is our southern border and accessible at our boat ramp for canoes, kayaks and small boats. It is a designated State Canoe Trail and you can either head east to the Pellicer flats and Matanzas River or west to the fresh water beginnings. Pellicer Creek has an average depth of 2 – 6 feet. It is one of the most pristine estuarine tidal marshes on the east coast of Florida with abundant salt and fresh water fish and magnificent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. We have canoe rentals available by the hour or day.

Camp under the shady hardwood hammock where many generations of Floridians have lived, worked and played. We have 30 sites that will accommodate tents or RV’s up to 35’. We are in our busy season so you will want to make advanced reservations for weekends or holidays. There is also a primitive Youth camping area available for organized groups.

Located in our Picnic Area are two covered pavilions (one is reserve able) which are great for family gatherings, parties and cook outs. Picnic tables and grills are scattered throughout with great views of Pellicer Creek. Also there is a fishing dock, playground, hiking trail and restroom facility. We have a total of three hiking trails in our park totaling three miles, which provide abundant opportunities to view our resident wildlife and native plants.

Check our events page for exciting activities planned at Faver-Dykes State Park. We hope to see you soon!

 

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Logo Greenways and Trails Designated Site Logo

GETTING HERE

Take Interstate 95 to exit #298 which is US 1. Go north on US 1 for 300 yards and turn right on Faver-Dykes Road. Go 1.5 miles on Faver-Dykes Road to Faver-Dykes State Park.

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