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St. George Island State Park

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STG-500-AerialPhoto-parkWelcome to Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Miles of undeveloped beach with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Apalachicola Bay on the other provide the perfect setting for this park. The park offers ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping, and nature study. Two boat ramps provide access to Apalachicola Bay where anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, and Spanish mackerel. Few parks offer better opportunities for gulf coast shelling. Shore birds such as the snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, and willet often nest along the park´s sandy shores and grass flats. The park has six large picnic shelters equipped with grills, tables, and restrooms. The campground features full-facility campsites; a primitive campsite can be accessed by trail or by private boat. Located on St. George Island, 10 miles southeast of Eastpoint, off U.S. 98.

Canoeing and kayaking are favorite activities around the park. Both can be rented on the Island, call the park for more information. Small offshore boats are used around the island for fishing. Keep in mind that the bay is very shallow.

This park is rated number 6 by "Dr. Beach's top beaches"

he Florida panhandle beaches are back as oil from the BP spill has vanished, and the sand is squeaky clean (just rub your feet on the sand and hear them squeak).  The brilliant white sands and clear waters of St. George Island were fortunately not even impacted last summer.  Stingrays are sometimes resting in the shallow waters so shuffle your feet when entering.  Birding and fishing are very popular activities here.