Experiences & Amenities
The islands that comprise Anclote Key Preserve State Park are a haven for foraging and nesting shorebirds. During nesting season thousands of shorebirds can be found nesting on Three Rooker Island. Please remember to keep your distance from nesting shorebirds.
- An 1,800-foot section of the beach of Three Rooker is closed from May 1 to August 1 to help insure nesting success.
The park has nearly 12,000 acres of beautiful gulf waters making Anclote Key Preserve State Park a boater’s paradise. You can also access the islands by ferry from Tarpon Springs or New Port Richey.
- Boaters with pets, please remember that due to the sensitive nature of these islands’ pets are only permitted on North Anclote Bar. Pets must be on 6-foot handheld leash at all times.
Anclote Key Preserve State Park’s beaches are a great place to swim, play sunbathe, collect shells or just sit back and relax.
Visitors to coastal parks are reminded to pay close attention to the Warning Flag Signs posted at welcome stations and on the beaches. These flags indicate the swimming conditions at the beach:
- Double red flags mean absolutely no swimming because of high winds and undertow currents
- Yellow flag means swim with caution and stay close to shore
- Green flag means that the waters are safe
- Purple flag means that marine pests are present
Please use caution! Lifeguards are not provided.