North Peninsula State Park
About North Peninsula State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Greetings! It's winter time along the coast and a fine time of year to enjoy this park for walking, birding or fishing! And keep your eyes out for spotting a migrating right whale. They are down now giving birth to young.
As part of the Great Florida Birding Trail the park offers lots of opportunities to see shore birds, wading birds and song birds. We've got a small population of Florida scrub-jays that can sometimes be spotted along the sidewalk on A1A just north and south of High Bridge Road. So bring your camera and your binoculars!! The marsh restoration area overlook along John Anderson Drive provides a nice view of the Intercoastal Waterway where you might see an Osprey, or some roseate spoonbills feeding.
The saltmarsh restoration project along John Anderson is finished for now, although we hope to fund some additional work to complete the center section. The first two stages of the project at the park (north of the powerline cut on A1A, north of High Bridge Road) are complete.
The spoil areas that are being restored in the park were built up on historical saltmarsh as a result of dredge activities during construction of the Intracoastal Waterway which took place after the turn of the 20th century. The goal of the project is to create a healthy, productive saltmarsh habitat which will be connected to open water, benefiting an extremely wide range of plants and animals.
During the project, heavy equipment is used to clear existing vegetation and assist in the removal of spoil material. We hope that you will share in our excitement as we continue to restore the natural communities of North Peninsula State Park. If you have any questions about the project, feel free to give me a call.
This park is only a few miles south of Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area where our ranger station is located. Take a look at that site to see some of the exciting programs we've got planned.
We also have a citizen support organization called Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park - AKA FROGRS - that supports North Peninsula State Park and Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area through volunteerism and fund raising. Like them on facebook and see what's going on!
Enjoy the season as the weather cools down! Barbara Roberts, Park Manager
Coming from the north, I-95 exit #284, turn left off exit and proceed east 3 miles to A1A, turn right and proceed 5 1/2 miles to Highbridge Road and turn right. Smith Creek Landing's entrance is about 500 yards west on Highbridge. Coming from the south, I-95 exit #268, turn right off exit and proceed east 5 miles to A1A, turn left and go 8 1/2 miles to Highbridge Road and turn left and proceed about 500 yards to entrance.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
E-Mail: President, Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park