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St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

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1000 Buffer Preserve Drive
Fellsmere, Florida 32948

(321) 953-5005

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The Manatee Observation Deck and surrounding canal fishing area will be intermittently closed during week days from April 14th - June 30th, due to Canal Structure repairs. Further information may be obtained by calling the park office at (321) 953-5005 or (321) 953-5004.

 Welcome to St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, and a beautiful strand swamp. These habitats are home to many native plants and animals, including over 50 protected species. Photographers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts can explore miles of trails on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Canoeing, boating, and fishing on the St. Sebastian River are popular activities. Launching facilities are available outside the preserve at Dale Wimbrow Park and several private ramps along the St. Sebastian River, and at a canoe launch north of County Road 512.

For Visitor Center or Camping information, please call (321) 953-5004 or (321) 953-5005.