Faver-Dykes State Park is conveniently located on the outskirts of St. Augustine, close to the highway. As you travel down the main road, journey back in time and discover the Real Florida.
Enjoy relaxing, picnicking, or fishing under the towering longleaf pines in a sandhill ecosystem that once dominated the Florida landscape.
Pellicer Creek makes up the southern border and is accessible at the boat ramp for canoes, kayaks, and small boats. It is a Florida Designated Paddling Trail, and you can either head east to the Pellicer flats and Matanzas River, or west to the freshwater beginnings. Pellicer Creek has an average depth of 2 to 6 feet. It is one of the most pristine estuarine tidal marshes on the east coast of Florida with abundant salt and freshwater fish, magnificent birding, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Canoe rentals are available by the hour or day.
Camp under the shady hardwood hammock where many generations of Floridians have lived, worked, and played. There are 30 sites that will accommodate tents or RVs up to 35 feet.
Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than 100 bird species during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds (including the colorful wood-warblers), eagles, and falcons return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters.
1000 Faver-Dykes Road, St. Augustine, FL 32086
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
8AM - Sundown
$5 per vehicle
Use the honor box to pay fees
Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.
For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center their first stop upon arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Commonly known as the “VIC,” the center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area's attractions, clean restrooms, a gift shop. The VIC is staffed with friendly fully licensed tour guide hosts who gladly share information on attractions, museums, tours, accommodations, restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. The VIC is where a St. Augustine vacation begins, whether you plan to stay a day, a weekend or longer.