ST. JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK
2, 516 acres. This 10-mile-long and narrow park in Florida's western panhandle is on a peninsula which extends into the Gulf of Mexico. There are lovely wild beaches and dunes here, with salt marshes and pine flatwoods.
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The outer end of the peninsula (1, 650 acres) is protected as a wilderness preserve.
Activities: Hiking and backpacking are available along the shoreline as well as on a road.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed throughout the preserve, except on dunes. It's necessary to register and pay a small camping fee before entering. Water must be carried in. A maximum of 20 people are allowed in the preserve each day.
For Further Information: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Star Route 1, Box 200, Port St. Joe, FL 32456; (904)227-1327.