Experiences & Amenities
The park's varied habitats provide excellent opportunities for birding enthusiasts to view many different species of bird life. The park is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
St. Lucie is a great place to see wading birds and shorebirds, including great blue herons, brown pelicans, white ibis and the purple plover.
There are several good areas for fishing in the park. From the docks: snook, snapper and sheepshead are regularly hooked. From the beach: snook, pompano and bluefish are caught. Offshore, along the reef: cobia, snapper and mackerel are regular catches.
A 3,330-foot boardwalk meanders from the dock to the beach. Along the way, you will traverse two coastal hammocks and a skunk-like aroma is from the white stopper, a tropical tree.
Some of the common plants observed along the way are live oak, cabbage palm, paradise tree, wild lime and several species of native fern. Along the beach, you will see gray nicker bean, sea grape and federally listed plants such as the beach star.
An extensive Anastasia rock reef is located just offshore of the park extending 4.7 miles along the coast and up to 1 mile offshore. Depths range from 5 to 35 feet. This reef is the northernmost limit for the ranges of several species of corals found in South Florida.
In addition, many species of marine plants and tropical fishes are associated with the reef.
- No spearfishing is permitted within state park boundaries. Park boundary is marked by yellow buoys and extends 1 mile out from shore and 4.7 miles south of the St. Lucie Inlet. Display of a "diver-down" flag is required by law.
You can see a variety of sea life just a few hundred feet from shore. An extensive Anastasia rock reef is located just offshore of the park extending 4.7 miles along the coast and up to 1 mile offshore. Depths range from 5 to 35 feet.
Remember to "take nothing but photos and leave nothing but ripples."
- No spearfishing is permitted within state park boundaries.
- A "diver-down" flag must be displayed when snorkeling or diving.
St. Lucie Inlet State Park is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of our visitors. These amenities include:
- Elevated boardwalks to the beach, which ends about 150 feet from the picnic area and 300 feet from beach. A sandy path to each of these would need beach wheelchair to access the beach.
- Beach wheelchair available (call office in advance to schedule)
- Picnic facilities with tables and grills.
- Interpretive exhibit.
- Shower station.
- Dock with accessible ramp.
Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.
The park provides 2.7 miles of white, sandy Atlantic beach for your enjoyment. Sunbathe, stroll or just watch the waves wash ashore. From March to October, the beach is an important nesting area for leatherback, green and loggerhead sea turtles.
- A beach wheelchair is available by reservation. Please contact park in advance for reasonable accommodations.