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Gasparilla Island State Park

 About Gasparilla Island State Park

White bird perched on a rock. Photo by Phillip Avram


Chad Lach

Gasparilla Island State Park is located at the southern end of Gasparilla Island, just south of Boca Grande and accessible via the Boca Grande Causeway. From the Historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum to the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there is an adventure waiting for you!

Walk back in time to the birth of Boca Grande as you follow the self-guided tour of the Museum, to a time when the railroad provided the only link between the island and the mainland. Or spend the day on the beach enjoying the temperate climate for which Florida is best known. Beginning August 1, 2009 all anglers over the age of 16 will need a Florida Fishing License. It is yours to experience! The Real Florida, Florida State Parks!


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Gasparilla Island is a barrier island on Florida's southwest coast. Access to the island is via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775 and Placida.


  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Barrier Island Parks Society
  • Sharon McKenzie, CSO Executive Director
    Gasparilla Lighthouse
    Post Office Box 637
    Boca Grande, FL 33921



  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in the parking lot and picnic area. They are not permitted on the beaches or in the Boca Grande Lighthouse. They must be kept on a handheld six-foot leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended, taken into restroom facilities or onto playground equipment. Please clean up after your pets. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.