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Fort Pierce Inlet - Accessible Amenities

  Beach Wheelchairs

 

  Picnic pavilions and benches

  Grills

  Playground Area

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Beach

Park visitors can enjoy the great beauty of our beach that we are well-known for. The beach offers a firm sandy bottom and a beautiful view of the Florida coastline. Take a leisurely stroll and find the 'gems' we call seashells in a variety of beautiful shapes and colors.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park has ADA-accessible facilities and picnic pavilions. The beach showers at the south restroom are wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant. If you would like to use our beach wheelchair, please tell the Toll Collector when you enter the park. Use of beach wheelchair is free of charge and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Bicycling

We have a paved bike path that begins outside the park, winds through the park taking you to our playground, picnic area, or if you prefer, the beach.  Helmets are highly recommended for all cyclists and Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.

Bike rentals are available from Fort Pierce Outdoor Center.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing or kayaking the Indian River Lagoon is a great way to spend the day. The park offers several areas from which you may launch your canoe or kayak, most just 30-40 yards to the water's edge. Bring a picnic lunch and explore the lagoon's pristine estuary and diverse wildlife.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Fishing

If you like to fish, this is one of the hottest places you can fish from land! At certain times of the year, you may see fish migrating along the coast or passing through the inlet. You can catch various species of fish including Bluefish, Snook, Red Drum, Flounder and Trout. All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A recreational saltwater fishing license is required.

 

All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.  A fishing license may be required.  More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.

 

 

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Geo-Seeking

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Hiking Nature Trail

Our Coastal Hammock Trail leads visitors through one of the few remaining oak hammocks on a South Florida barrier island. It's a nice, leisurely walk and only 30-minutes long. You can see many native trees including Gumbo Limbo, Redbay and a variety of oaks.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Picnic Pavilion

The park has 3 open air picnic pavilions, 3,4 and 5 located at Dynamite Point which can be rented at the ranger station. The park also has 2 pavilions, 1 and 2 located near the beach parking area which can be rented through the park’s concessionaire, The Fort Pierce Outdoor Center. (561) 747-0063

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Playground

Children will have fun on a modern playground facility that features swings, slides and climbing equipment. The playground is located off the main park drive by covered Picnic Pavilion #3. For your child's safety, please ensure that adult supervision is provided at all times.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is available; we have a reef about 100 yards from the beach. This is where you can explore our Atlantic 'underwater paradise.' A 'Diver-Down' flag must be displayed.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Shower Station

The park offers three stand alone showers on the beach side that can be accessed from our north and south boardwalks. This makes it easy to shower-off at the end of your memorable day, change clothes and hop in your vehicle.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, weather permitting. Snorkelers can enjoy the beautiful tropical sea life that awaits them below. Most of the year, our waters are so clear you just might think you’re in the Bahamas! A 'Diver-Down' flag must be displayed.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Surfing

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is known for having one of the best surf breaks in South Florida. Our great surf is due to the reef line lying just outside of the jetty; with incoming and high tides, the waves are at their best and surfers pour in. Because of our impressive waves, the park is home to a wide range of surfing competitions held yearly between September and February.

Surfing lessons are offered through the park's concessionaire, Fort Pierce Outdoor Center who is the provider of camp, surf lessons, kayak, paddle boarding, tours, and bike rentals

Please note: Any person using a surfboard, paddleboard, surfing kayak, or other similar hard, rigid equipment in the Atlantic Ocean within park boundaries, must have such equipment securely tethered to the person utilizing such equipment. The leash must be no longer than 12 feet in length.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Swimming

Swimming is permitted in the Atlantic Ocean which is easily accessible from one of our four dune crossovers. Beach wheelchair is available upon request.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Weddings

Have you always dreamed of getting married on the beach? Many brides and grooms have said their vows on the sandy shores of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. Open-air pavilions are available for your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. For more information please call the Fort Pierce Outdoor Center. (561) 747-0063

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Wheelchair Accessible

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park has ADA-accessible facilities and picnic pavilions. The beach showers at the south restroom are wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant. If you would like to use our beach wheelchair, please register at the Ranger Station when you enter the park. Use of beach wheelchair is free of charge and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Fort Pierce Inlet - Wildlife Viewing

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail which makes birding a popular pastime. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the park affords a variety of habitat and food sources for all types of coastal and migratory birds. Manatees inhabit these waters from March to October.  Raccoons, Gopher Tortoises, Marsh Rabbits and many other small animals can be routinely observed. Bobcats are occasionally seen.