St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
About St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Fall is finally here, but by the warm weather you probably could not tell. Some of the snowbirds have started to arrive, and we mean the feathered variety. The annual raptor migration has started as it usually does this time of year. Already, a few American kestrel, osprey, red-tailed hawk, short-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, peregrine falcon, merlin, broad-winged hawk, swallow-tailed kite, sharp-shinned hawk and Cooper’s hawk have begun to arrive.
Take a walk on the secluded beach and watch the shorebirds scurry as the waves roll ashore, bring your favorite fishing pole, or take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy our new self-guided plant walk.
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve offers a great natural experience for the individual or whole family. If you are bringing a canoe or kayak, be sure to check out our paddle trail. The 2-1/2 hour loop through the inner tidal creek will surround you with mangroves and wildlife. It is best to follow the current near a high tide.
Please remember that dogs are welcome on our boardwalk and trail, but they are not allowed on state park beaches.
Come and visit the park soon and enjoy “…the Real Florida.”
Note: Tram service to the beach operates every weekend and state holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is located in Port Salerno, on the Intracoastal Waterway, 2/3 of a mile south of the St. Lucie inlet.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are not permitted on the beach. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.