Manager's Message

Chris L. Hawthorne, Park Manager

Chris L. Hawthorne, Park Manager

Henderson Beach State Park is a place where you can experience blue-green, sparkling waters and magnificent white beaches, creating memories for years to come. You can find tranquility on this pristine undeveloped shoreline, which is a reminder of “the real Florida."  People make the place, and our team strives to make your stay memorable.

Henderson Beach State Park is a popular camping location, so make your reservations early. Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge for those who have a need for these wonderful mobility devices. Please stop by the Ranger Station for assistance in acquiring the use of a beach wheelchair. We look forward to your visit, and thank you for visiting the real Florida at Henderson Beach State Park!

One of my ways to enjoy the park is to walk our Nature Trail early in the morning, then spend the day on the beach waiting for a sunset that will be remembered for a lifetime.