As we head into this pre-holiday weekend, 22 Florida state parks are closed or partially closed, most due to flooding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby.
Many of the closures will likely extend into the July 4th holiday on Wednesday. Click on links for status reports and contact information.
If you have more information/updates or related photos on these parks, please let us know in comments below. We will be updating this article throughout the weekend.
- Amelia Island State Park — Partially closed. Temporary closure of some beaches and roads to protect migratory shorebirds from people and vehicles. Fishing unaffected.
- Anclote Key Preserve State Park — Some sections of the park are closed.
- Big Shoals State Park — Closed due to flooding.
- Cayo Costa State Park — Some sections of the park are closed.
- Colt Creek State Park — All trails are closed due to flooding. After the water subsides, it will still take time for park rangers to assess damage for safety.
- Don Pedro Island State Park — Some sections of the park are closed.
- Honeymoon Island State Park — Main beach is open but other beach areas are closed. Pet Beach and access trails to Pet Beach are closed, as is the nature trail. All north parking areas closed.
- Lafayette Blue Springs State Park — Partial closure of the day use area. Swimming area is closed, but campground is open.
- Madison Blue Spring State Park — Closed.
- Gold Head Branch State Park — Swimming and kayak/canoe areas closed.
- Myakka River State Park — Several areas of the park are closed due to flooding. The Big Flats Campground remains closed, but the other two campgrounds have reopened. Cabins, Clay Gulley picnic area, the birdwalk, Fox’s High Road and Low Road, Nature Trail and Canopy Walk are closed.
- O’Leno State Park — Swimming and interior trails are closed, but the campground remains open.
- Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park –Call for status. 352-466-3397.
- Peacock Springs State Park — Sections of the park are closed due to flooding.
- Ravine Gardens State Park — Park Drive Loop is washed out. The Civic Center, trails and other parts of the park remain open.
- River Rise Preserve State Park — Partial closure of interior trails. Equestrian camping is open.
- St. George Island State Park — The bridge to the island has reopened, and power was expected to be restored today (Friday). For latest park updates, call 850-927-2111.
- Skyway Fishing Pier State Park — North Skywy pier is open. South pier is closed.
- Suwannee River State Park — The Suwannee is at or above flood stage. Portions of this park have been closed since April, anyway, including the Five Holes area. For more information, call 386-362-2746.
- Troy Spring State Park — Closed.
- Salt Springs State Park — Sections of the park are closed.
- Wakulla Springs State Park — Swimming area is closed and boat tours have been suspended.
Other holiday park closings:
Long Key State Park — Park officials are closing the campground beginning Monday for two weeks as resurfacing work begins on the turnaround area and campground entrance. Until now, camping had been available to walk-ins. You will no longer have that option.
If you have more information on these park closures, please comment below. And send photos!