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T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

 About T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

An angler tries some sunset fishing.Photo by Lowell Mellican.


Mark Knapke

I hope you are able to visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.  St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is a great place to relax at the beach, swim, go snorkling, fish, launch your boat,  or enjoy the sunset over the Gulf.   St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is one of Florida's most diverse state parks and was rated top beach in the nation in 2002 and best State Park in 2012.  There is something for everyone to enjoy with a multitude of recreational opportunities and an abundance of wildlife. Come and enjoy nine miles of white sand beach and view some of the most prominent dune formations in the United States.

The park offers 119 camp sites, 7 cabins, a group camp and primitive camping; reservations can be made through Reserve America.   We have three nature trails and a Wilderness Preserve for you to explore and observe the various wildlife and plant communities. Come during Scallop season and catch your own bay scallops; it is great family fun and our bay scallops are some of the most delicous things you will ever eat.  Hope to see you soon.

Mark from the Park


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St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is located near Port St. Joe. On U.S. 98 (heading east) turn onto State Road 30-A. Travel to State Road 30-E. Turn and travel to the park. From Apalachicola, take U.S. 98 west, turn left on County Road 30-A, then turn left on County Road 30-E. Travel to park.



  • Scallop Cove II - Visit their website at Concession offers food, snacks, drinks, groceries, beach supplies, boating and fishing supplies, camping supplies, beach rentals, Kayak, canoe, and bicycle rentals. Contact park office for hours of operation or other information.
    Contact Mike & Jill Davis, (850) 227-1573
  • Davis Enterprises of Gulf County, Inc. - Washer and dryer service.
    Contact Mike Davis, (850) 227-1573