Congratulations to Anastasia State Park....recognized by Reserve America as #6 of 100 Top Family Campgrounds. The Florida Park Service is honored to be recognized in a total of 17 categories on Americas Top 100 Campgrounds list, said Florida Park Service Director Mike Bullock. Providing clean, affordable and enjoyable places for Florida residents and visitors to recreate while continuing to restore our natural and cultural resources is our mission. Anastasia State Park includes more than 1,600 acres featuring four miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and a maritime and upland hammock. There is also an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, beachcombing, swimming, picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating and more. Anastasia's full-facility campground, including 139 campsites, is located in a wooded area within easy bicycling or walking distance of the beach. A self-guided nature trail takes hikers through a maritime hammock on ancient sand dunes, and anglers have the opportunity to haul in the big catch. Island Joe's camp store, rental shop, and grill sells beach sundries, camping and fishing supplies, rents bicycles, beach chairs, ocean toys and umbrellas. They also sell delicious food. Call 904-461-9322 for more information. Anastasia Watersports rents canoes, sailboards, paddleboats and kayaks. Lessons on various water sports are available. Call (904) 460-9111 for more information.

The park has an entrance fee of $8 dollars per vehicle.

It’s a short hike but the trail itself is super nice with a very definite worn in foot path. Lots of shade and a few small inclines. The sign says a 30-minute walk but I got through it in about 20 or so minutes at a fast pace. The only reason for the four-star review is just that it’s a bit short but that’s just a personal preference! Nice hike.

Beautiful. We went on a Thursday morning and saw maybe 20 other people. This will be part of our St Augustine trip from now in!

6 months ago

Nice beach walk. Heavy people traffic at first but the farther you go the more deserted it gets.

Fun, shady. A few stairs. There was no parking opened right in front of the trail but parking was open at the road before the trail take a right and park on the right.

Not a long trail but a favorite for incline.

inside state park fee to enter

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Short but nice

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hilly (particularly for Florida), but wouldn't take you longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Very nice trail.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Ancient Dunes is a nice little trail in the state park. I was surprised it wasn't just a flat trail. We had fun walking around the trail.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Absolutely stunning. Having been to Jacksonville Beach and having grown up on Central Florida beaches, I wasn't prepared for how gorgeous Anastasia State Park would be.

It was $8 for our car to come in for the day. We drove in, stopped for a gopher tortoise crossing the road, and headed down the long drive to the beach. Stopped by the campsites to check them out. They were actually across the road from the beach, tucked away in thick palmetto trees. Clean bathrooms and a snack bar/camp store. Went on to the end parking lot where the beach is and was blown away by the size of the dunes. It is literally a couple hundred feet of boardwalk to get from the parking lot over the dunes to the actual beach. Cool birding area as well.

The beach itself is beautiful. Powdery white sand as far as you can see. Great for kids because it is very shallow, so you can walk out pretty far and not be in too deep of water. Strong rip tides while we were there so didn't venture too far in. A good amount of people there, but wouldn't call it crowded. A couple getting their wedding photos taken, some surfers, and a handful of other families. So glad we stopped by here while we were passing through town, and will be making a point of returning for longer next time.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Did a family stay at this state park. Went fishing from the shore, hiked in the woods and when we ran out of firewood, the park provided us with some. Park Rangers are very friendly. The camp sights are well shaded. Sights are well maintained. easy directions and well marked trails.

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