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Park Manager Mark Knapke

I hope that you are able to visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, it is an excellent place to relax at the beach, swim, snorkel, fish, boat or just enjoy the sunrise over the bay or a sunset off the beach.  St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is rated one of the top beaches in the nation and voted best State Park in 2012 online 'Best Places'. Come enjoy nine miles of white sand beach and view some of the tallest dune formations in Florida.

Our park concession offers kayaks, stand up paddle boards, bicycle and beach gear rentals.  The concession also sells gifts, snacks, drinks, fishing supplies and various sundries.

The park has 119 camp sites, 8 cabins, a youth group camp and primitive camping in a specially designated Wilderness Preserve.  Reservations can be made through ReserveAmerica.com for camping or cabins; call the park office for primitive camping or group camp reservations. 

There are three nature trails to explore and 1700 acres of Wildnerness Preserve. The park is known for its abundant wildlife and is an excellent place for photography or observation.  For updates on weather, fishing or more information please call the park office at (850) 227-1327.  

Hope to see you soon

Mark from the Park