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Best trails in Anclote Key Preserve State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Anclote Key Preserve State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Anclote Key Preserve State Park is composed of four islands - Anclote Key, North Anclote Bar, South Anclote Bar and Three Rooker Island. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, Anclote Key Preserve State Park is accessible only by private boat or ferry service. The 403-acre park is home to many species of birds. Visitors can swim and sunbathe at the beach, fire up a grill and enjoy a picnic, or pitch a tent and enjoy a night of primitive camping under the stars. There are no provisions offered on the island, so be prepared to bring your own water and supplies. Ferry service to the island is offered by Sun Line Cruises (727) 944-4468 and Sponge-O-Rama (727) 943-2164. These ferries both leave from Tarpon Springs' historic Sponge Docks. Ferry services do not drop visitors off for overnight camping. You must have your own transportation to stay overnight. Dogs are only allowed on North Anclote Bar.

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Map of trails in Anclote Key Preserve State Park
Park information
403 acres
Park hours
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
(727) 469-5942
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Top trails (1)
#1 - Anderson Park Trail
Anclote Key Preserve State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Note: Restroom availability may be limited, all other park facilities are closed.Show more