Park Manager Steven Dale's Message

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atlantic ocean, lloyd beach, mizell johnson beach

With summer in full swing, there’s no better place to soak up the sun than at John U Lloyd Beach State Park. Whether it’s swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, fishing off the Jetty, or kayaking in Whiskey Creek, there are endless ways to enjoy our natural seaside oasis. When you’ve had enough sun, take a stroll through the Barrier Island Trail where the tall trees in the maritime hammock provide ample shade. Be sure to visit the Whiskey Creek Hideout to get outfitted for kayaking, snorkeling, or even a PADI certification.

Starting July first John U Lloyd Beach State Park will be changing its name to Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, commemorating local civil rights leaders who led the efforts to provide a public beach for the African American community during the years of segregation, and later pushed for the integration of all the local beaches. Other individuals who persevered in times of strife to be honored are Alphonso Giles, W. George Allen, Dr. Calvin Shirley Sr., and George and Agnes Burrows who will have pavilions and the boat ramp dedicated to them.    

If you come to the park be sure to bring sunblock and drink plenty of water. Stay safe and enjoy your visit!