Manager's Message

St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

Andy Flanner, Park Manager

With the winter crowds gone, summer is a great time to visit St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park. Come cool off from the heat in the cool waters at the park. Take a walk on the beach and watch the waves roll ashore or take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy our self-guided plant walk. Simply pick up a plant identification brochure at the Ranger Station kiosk and match the number on the boardwalk railing with the corresponding number in the brochure to identify the plant. Then, return the brochure at the end. Simple and fun.

Kayaking is another great way to explore the park. The park boasts a kayak trail that takes visitors through a pristine mangrove estuary. Wading birds of all types frequent the estuary so bird lovers will want to be sure to check out the trail. Maps of the trail are available at the Ranger Station on the island or by calling the park office.

Come and visit the park soon, and enjoy “…the Real Florida.”

Note: Tram service to the beach operates every weekend and state holidays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.