Experiences & Amenities
Our nature trail offers wonderful birding opportunities, particularly in the Fall and Winter when the migratory birds arrive. The trail leads down to a salt marsh where wading birds like Roseate Spoonbills, American Avocets, and White Ibis can be viewed during the low tide.
The tidal marshes and creeks at Cedar Key Museum provide outstanding paddling opportunities.
Explore the park in a new and challenging way. Experienced Geocachers have requested permission to hide caches containing trinkets, treasures, or information in various places around the park. Please check the Geocaching website for the most current and up-to-date information and clues to locate these caches.
A short nature trail gives visitors the opportunity to see wildlife and birds, as well as native vegetation. Gray squirrels, doves, mockingbirds, blue jays, woodpeckers and green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the walking trail.
The Cedar Key State Park is a great place to have a small wedding while the sun sets over the salt marsh, or a larger wedding on the grounds near the historic Whitman Home. For more information on having your wedding at the park contact us at (352)-543-5567 or Christopher.Camargo@FloridaDEP.gov.
A short nature trail gives visitors the opportunity to see wildlife and birds, as well as native vegetation. Small gray squirrels, gopher tortoises, mockingbirds, blue jays, woodpeckers, and green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the walking trail.
Interpretive exhibits within the museum and the historic Whitman home, and wayside exhibits on the museum grounds, share information about Cedar Key's natural and cultural resources.
The Cedar Key Museum contains exhibits depicting the towns' colorful history. Part of the collection has seashells and Indian artifacts collected by Saint Clair Whitman, the founder of the first museum in Cedar Key. Whitman’s house is located at the park and has been restored to reflect life in the 1920s. The museum grounds are landscaped with native Florida vegetation, including sand pine, slash pine, southern red cedar, live oak, sabal palm, wax myrtle, saw palmetto, coontie and yaupon holly.
Parking for the museum is located off SW 166th Court.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Cedar Key Museum State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than a half-hour. Dogs are not permitted in the museum or St. Clair Whitman house.
A men's and a women's restroom are conveniently located near the front of the museum. Both restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
The museum, restroom facilities, and the historic Whitman home are all wheelchair accessible. The park also has a wheelchair available.
Canoe Kayak Launch
An unimproved canoe/kayak launch is available along the nature trail. Portage is required.