Experiences & Amenities
Fishing covers a wide area around the park. You can fish from a vessel in the Gulf, Water Turkey Bay and the Cocohatchee River except within 300 feet of the park beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The entire northern end of the park, from the middle of parking lot 5 to the pass, is closed to water entry. Anglers must remain completely on dry land.
No vessels are permitted to anchor within 100 feet of the designated fishing area that encompasses the pass. You may fish from the shoreline along Wiggins Pass or wade-fish in Water Turkey Bay.
- Fishing is prohibited in the swimming areas of the park.
- 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 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website, Fishing in Florida.
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 beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is the most used non-designated trail in the park. It winds for over a mile north to Wiggins Pass. Beach wheelchairs are available for those with special needs that might not allow them to walk on the beach. Shaded, sandy areas provide other paths to the beach and picnic spots.
In addition, there is a quarter-mile wooden boardwalk that winds through the hammock at the north end of parking lot 5.
Naples Beach Adventures offers kayak, canoe and stand-up paddle board rentals so you can explore Water Turkey Bay and the surrounding bay areas. Adventure through a mangrove trail, under bridges and through Wiggins Pass into the Gulf. Anywhere you decide to paddle is sure to be a great time on the water. The concession is located in lot number 4.
There are shaded picnic areas with a bathhouse located between each parking lot and the beach, with at least one boardwalk in each parking lot leading to each of the picnic areas. Grills and tables are available.
- Visitors can bring their own gas grills. Please, no charcoal grills.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except during park-sanctioned events when alcohol is permitted within designated areas.
Swimming is permitted from the southern boundary up to the middle of parking lot five, a distance of almost one mile. No swimming or wading is permitted in Wiggins Pass due to the dangerous currents there. The entire northern end of the park, from the middle of parking lot 5 to the pass, is closed to water entry.
Beach-side wedding ceremonies are popular and usually followed by receptions under our covered pavilion. This pavilion features 10 picnic tables, a large grilling area and attached restrooms. It is located in the coastal hammock just a short walk from the beach. Please contact the park for more information at 239-597-6196.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of its visitors. These amenities include:
- Outdoor showers
- Observation Tower Trail
- Picnic tables
- Picnic pavilion
- Boardwalks and observation decks
- Beach wheelchairs
Service animals are welcome in all public areas of the park.
Naples Beach Adventures is the concessionaire for Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. They are located at parking lot number 4 but will deliver food and drinks as well as lounges and umbrellas to any area in the park.
Naples Beach Adventures offers beach chair and umbrella, kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals and tours. Food, beverage and ice cream are available.
- For more information or to see the menu, visit their website or call 239-431-0958.
Pets are allowed in the park but not on the beaches. They must be well-behaved and kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended or taken into restroom facilities or concession areas. You must pick up after your pet (don't forget your baggies). These rules help preserve important wildlife habitat.
Please do not leave your pets unattended in a vehicle for their safety, as temperatures inside vehicles can be dangerously high.
Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.
- See our Pet Policy.
The pavilion is located at the north end of parking area 5 in the coastal hammock. It is covered (open air with ceiling fan), and there is a grill nearby for your convenience. The pavilion accommodates up to 100 people and has 10 picnic tables.
Reserving a pavilion does not guarantee your party's entry or re-entry into the park if closed once maximum capacity is reached. The park may reopen at set intervals throughout the day.
Park closings usually occur on all holidays, weekends and during the winter season from February through Easter.
- To reserve the picnic pavilion, call the park at 239-597-6196.