Manager's Message

Don Bergeron

Don Bergeron, Park Manager

You are likely to find your own slice of solitude at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The beautiful blue-green waters will keep you coming back for more at historic Egmont Key.

If you venture out snorkeling, keep your eyes open for the beautiful sea life that inhabits the ruins of gun batteries that have sunk into the sea. 

Beachcombers can find lots of shells and the occasional shark's tooth on the island. History buffs can enjoy walking the brick roads of what was once Fort Dade. Three remaining gun batteries are there to explore. 

Thousands of shorebirds nest on the island each year, and we ask that you observe them from a distance. The south end of the island is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge and access is prohibited.

Due to the sensitive nature of this island, pets are not allowed on any portion of Egmont Key.