As one of the last undiscovered State Beaches, Don Pedro Island State Park is nestled near the middle of Knight Island just of the coast of Cape Haze Florida. The Park is separated into two sections, the land base is great for hiking and kayaking lauching. The island section boasts a large pavilion and two miles of beach accessible by Private boat or by contacting the parks concessionaire...
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For thousands of years Native Americans lived in and around Charlotte Harbor. During the 1700s and 1800s, Spanish fisherman fished the area waters. After years of changing ownership, Don Pedro Island was sold to Cavanaugh Community Corporation in 1969. They built the pavilion and docks on the southeastern portion of the island. In 1985, the property was purchased by the state. The Don Pedro Land Base, acquired in 1999, adds about 100 acres of recreational opportunities to the park.