Some state parks still recovering from hurricanes

State park closures due to last year’s hurricanes

Updated 5/26/2019

  • Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, Franklin County. The following day-use areas are closed: Sugar Hill Beach Use Area, the East End Special Use Area and the East Slough Overlook Trail. The East Slough Beach Use Area is open for parking and access to the beach. Sugar Hill was temporarily reopened for Memorial Day Weekend. The campground is open.
  • Florida Caverns State Park, Jackson County. Park remains closed as the result of damage from Hurricane Michael. 
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Gulf County. The south end of the park opened on January 19, 2019 for day use beach access and the boat ramp is open but there is limited parking for visitors. The park suffered significant damage from Hurricane Michael, including a breach that connected the Gulf to the Bay severing the park just north of the boat ramp, Eagle Harbor area. Roads, utilities and several facilities were destroyed and are not accessible. It will be some time before camping or cabins are available.
  • St. Andrews State Park. St. Andrews State Park has re-opened for partial day-use recreation and limited camping. Camping will be available on a walk-in basis only, no reservations.  

State park closures because of damage by 2017’s Hurricane Irma

  • Long Key State Park. Day-use area is open. The campground was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, and it is unknown when (or even if) it will re-open.
  • Bahia Honda State Park. Portions of the park are closed to the public. Sandspur Beach and Sandspur campground are closed until further notice. The main campground is open.



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