Don Pedro Island State Park, Cape Haze

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area is a State Park in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located on a stretch of Don Pedro Island, a 129acre barrier island lying across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cape Haze in Charlotte County, between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island. The park has mangrove forests, dunes and white beaches. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, shelling and viewing nature. Among the wildlife of the park are Loggerhead turtles. Amenities include beaches, docks, and picnic areas as well as guided nature talks and walks. The park is only accessible by boat and is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.
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  • When I hear the term "State Park" I assume there is a lot of things to do for a variety of people. My impression of Don Pedro was disappointing to say the least. It is basically a boating access from ...  read more »
  • The roads are unpaved. There are no stores and no restaurants on the island. You can easily drive your car or golf cart from Knight Island (Palm Island) to Don Pedro Island. They have outdoor restroom...  read more »
  • Stumbled across this while bike riding one day. We paid the 3 bucks for the day and realized that there is two parts to the park, we were on the Placida side but there is another part of the park acro...  read more »
  • Beautiful, untouched, natural Florida with nice pavilion, bathroom facilities and boat docks.
  • Awesome beach. Great place to watch the sunset.
  • Beautiful beach, nice little hiking area.
  • For $3 you get to walk a few muddy trails, see a bird or two, and use a clean bathroom. Hopefully some of the other Florida parks have more to offer.
  • Impressive birding.
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