Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
About Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
I hope that you are able to visit St. George Island State Park to go camping, fishing, kayaking, birding, shelling or just to enjoy the beach. The park has something for everyone.
In 2013, Dr. Beach ranked Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park the #3 best beach in America.
In 2012, Dr. Beach ranked Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park the #4 best beach in America.
In 2011, Dr. Beach ranked Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park the #6 best beach in America.
The 2010 Outdoor Awards from Reserve America ranked St. George Island State Park as #28 of the top 100 family campgrounds, #5 of 25 top bird watching spots, #13 of the top 50 fishing spots, and #11 of the top 25 best beaches. Come to the park and see what everyone is talking about.
It is common in Florida that mosquitoes and biting flies may be present. Please make sure that you bring the appropriate insect repellent. Products that contain DEET tend to work the best. While camping, a screened enclosure may help you have a more comfortable and enjoyable visit. No-See-Ums may also be present. Products such as Avon Skin-So-Soft ® and Cactus Juice ® have been known to work well.
St. George Island State Park has 60 campsites that fill up quickly, so be sure to make reservations. Reservations for camping can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com or by phone 1-800-326-3521, TDD 888-433-0287.
Pets are permitted in the campground but are not permitted on the beach or in our facilities.
The East End Fishing Area is a special use area that is at the far eastern end of the park. Access is limited to up to 20 vehicles at a time and it is extremely popular when the Spanish Mackerel and Pompano are migrating through in March and April. There is an additional fee of $6.00 plus tax per person to enter this area in a vehicle. There is no charge for annual pass holders, bicyclists or pedestrians. During times of low demand for fishing, others can gain access to enjoy shelling, birding or sight seeing. Please contact the Ranger Station to check for availability.
For park updates or other information, please call our office at (850) 927-2111.
St. George Island State Park is accessible via a four mile bridge from Eastpoint, Florida. Eastpoint is located approximately 75 miles southwest of Tallahassee, Florida. The park is located on the east end of St. George Island.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of Franklin County State Parks, Inc.
1900 East Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328
- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are permitted in the park, but not on the beach. They must be well-behaved and kept on a six-foot handheld leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended or taken into restroom facilities or concession areas. Please clean up after your pet. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.