Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective through April 30, 2023: A beach renourishment project is in progress at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. The park will be heavily impacted daily on the roadways, beach access, and pavilions in the north end of the park starting at parking lot 5. Heavy machinery will be operating in all areas of the park. We will not be taking any new reservations for the Sea Grape, Pelican and Jetty pavilions during the beach renourishment. For details, contact the park at 954-923-2833.
Know Before You Go
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset. When the park reaches maximum capacity, it will close for a short time and reopen when sufficient space is available.
Port Everglades Inlet Jetty Closed
The jetty within the park at Port Everglades Inlet Is closed until further notice.
Welcome to Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
Formerly known as John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
This beachside park just south of Port Everglades is the last example of an undeveloped coastal ecosystem in Broward County.
The park is named for Civil Rights Movement leaders who led “wade-in” protests to desegregate South Florida beaches in the 1950s and 1960s. It was once the county’s designated “colored beach” and bore the name of the Broward County attorney who was instrumental in transferring ownership of the land to the state, in lieu of being developed for residential high-rises.
Now, the park is a popular location for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling and picnicking, offering a haven where everyone can escape the hectic pace of the metropolis and reconnect with nature.
Plan Your Visit
Whiskey Creek Hideout
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Photo Gallery
The Endangered Beach Jacquemontia
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