Effective Nov. 11, 2022: The land base of Don Pedro Island State Park on Cape Haze Peninsula is open. The island remains closed at this time.
Canoe Launch Road Closed
Due to a collapsed culvert, the canoe launch road has been closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Ferry Service Suspended
At this time, the ferry service has been suspended to Don Pedro Island.
For thousands of years Native Americans lived in and around Charlotte Harbor. During the 1700s and 1800s, Spanish fishermen fished the area waters.
After years of changing ownership, Don Pedro Island was sold to Cavanaugh Community Corp. 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 100 acres of recreational opportunities to the park.