Manager's Message

Bryon Maxwell, Park Manger

Bryon Maxwell, Park Manager

Cayo Costa State Park was significantly impacted by Hurricane Ian, a devastating category 4 storm that destroyed much of the park's infrastructure.

As a result, the park is closed for repairs.

Cleanup and demolition efforts are complete, and staff are actively working on repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure. We are working daily on repairs and managing natural resources. The native flora and fauna are already bouncing back with palm trees, hardwoods, and pines showing signs of life, while gopher tortoises, shorebirds, manatees and alligators are thriving in their habitats. Shorebird and sea turtle nesting seasons are underway and we are closely monitoring these activities.

We look forward to welcoming our park visitors back as soon as we can do so safely. Until then, we appreciate your patience and please continue to check our website for updates.