Experiences & Amenities
If you like to fish, this is one of the hottest places you can fish from land! At certain times of the year, you may see fish migrating along the coast or passing through the inlet. You can catch various species of fish including bluefish, snook, red drum, flounder and trout.
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 up-to-date information and clues to locate these caches.
Canoeing or kayaking the Indian River Lagoon is a great way to spend the day. The park offers several areas from which you may launch your canoe or kayak, most just 30 to 40 yards to the water's edge. Bring a picnic lunch and explore the lagoon's pristine estuary and diverse wildlife.
- Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available at the park. Please contact Sunrise City Adventures at 772-202-8688 or visit the Sunrise City Adventures website.
- Launching personal craft directly into Tucker Cove from the concession requires a $5 fee.
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a shore-accessible saltwater dive site. The reef is found about 100 yards from the beach. The maximum depth is 16-20 feet (5-6 meters). The average visibility is 11-15 feet (3-5 meters). A pristine beach on the north side of the Fort Pierce Inlet is barely affected by currents and does not get too much surf. The abundance of tropical fish makes it a great spot for snorkeling or scuba diving, and the clarity of the water is reminiscent of the Caribbean.
The inlet side of the park is still called Dynamite Point, as it was named by the Navy UDTs who exploded ammunition there.
For everyone's safety, the following rules must be observed:
- All persons participating in scuba diving activities do so at their own risk.
- Each diver must dive within the limits of their certification.
- A dive party must consist of at least two divers.
- A diver-down flag must be displayed.
- Fossils and artifacts must not be disturbed or removed. Aquatic plants must not be trampled or disturbed.
- Do not carve or otherwise deface rocks or any other surfaces.
- Keep a minimum distance of 50 feet between you and manatees at all times.
- Dives must be completed one hour before sunset.
- Spearfishing is not permitted within state park boundaries.
Park visitors can enjoy the great beauty of our well-known beach. It offers a firm sandy bottom and a beautiful view of the Florida coastline. Take a leisurely stroll and find seashells in a variety of beautiful shapes and colors.
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park has ADA-accessible facilities and picnic pavilions. The beach showers at the south restroom are wheelchair-accessible and ADA compliant. If you would like to use our beach wheelchair, please tell the toll collector when you enter the park.
- Use of beach wheelchair is free of charge and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Staying hydrated on your outdoor adventures is important. Just bring a refillable water bottle to replenish your drinking water at the park. This will reduce the use of single-use plastics that sometimes become litter along trails, at campsites, on beaches and in Florida’s waterways.
- At Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, you’ll find one refillable water bottle station near the south bathhouse and one at Dynamite Point.
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