|Report By: || linc|| Date: 3/8/2012|| Type: Campsite|
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|State Park with 3 kayak-accessible wilderness campsites.|
Excellent primitive camping is available in St. Joe State Park. There is a use fee and a permit is required. There is a limit to the number of wilderness area users, so call ahead to see if room is available. Wilderness area camping is now confined to designated sites. There are three paddle-in compatible campsites (although backpackers can also use these two sites). Campsites are limited to 5 persons. Campsite number 7 is at the north end of the wilderness area near Anderson Flats. Campsites number 1 and 2 are at the south end of the wilderness area about 2 miles north of Eagle Harbor. Although not installed yet, signs visible from the water will mark these sites.
Campsite # 1 coordinates - 29.799566, -85.408790
Campsite # 2 coordinates - 29.806218, -85.410410
Campsite # 7 coordinates - 29.861790, -85.398949
In addition to paddle-in camping, there are backpackers sharing the wilderness area. There are several hiking trails along and across the peninsula.
Like all camping in this area, the best camping time is winter. Insects will be bothersome most of the rest of the year.
The paddling in the bay is superb with generally very clear water. An 18-nautical mile circumnavigation from Eagle Harbor to Eagle Harbor is available, although the trail traverses the bay with a portage back into the Gulf at the south end of the bay, about 8 miles south of the wilderness area.
|Postal Address: |
|TH Stone Memorial St Joe Peninsula State Park|
8899 Cape San Blas Rd
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
|Atlas Page: ||59|
|Contact Info: |
|Website URL: ||http://www.floridastateparks.org/stjoseph/default.cfm|
|# of Campsites: ||2|
|Site Capacity: ||5|
|Camp Condition: ||Excellent|
|Permits: ||Camping fee required|
|Launch Site: ||Sand|
|No improvements, no water.|
|Trail Keeper: ||Linc Clay|
|Fees/Costs $: ||$5.00 person/night|
Photos from St Joe Peninsula State Park: (Click image to view full size)
A typical St Joe Peninsula wilderness area camp site.
The view of the bay north from the wilderness area.
Post Date: 3/8/2012
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