A Jewel in the Crown of the Emerald Coast

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Park Manager Matthew Allen

The sand is sugar white and the clear emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico are calling, now would be a good time to try experiencing the solitude of Deer Lake State Park. Hikers can enjoy the 1 mile Interpretive Forest Loop trail (orange trail) or the 1/2 mile Lake trail (blue trail) with it's scenic overlook of Deer Lake. Both Nature Trails are located on the Northside of County Hwy 30-A, across from the park entrance. For those beachcombers Deer Lake State Park offers some of the most undisturbed view of the sugar white beaches of the Emerald Coast. The park's 1/4 mile dune boardwalk offers some of the best views of a dynamic dune ecosystem to be found on the Gulf coast.

Pets are not allowed on the beach. Pets are allowed at the picnic area and on the nature trail located on the north side of Hwy. 30-A across from the park entrance. Pets must be kept on a hand held leash no more than six foot long while in the park.

Deer Lake State Park's entrance fee is $3.00. Deer Lake State Park is a day-use only park. Camping is not available.

For the enjoyment of all our park guests Deer Lake State Park has full beach access for our ADA guests.