Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
About
Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping, swimming and canoeing and a chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Loveavacation48
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great find
    Great shaded walking paths, some of it along the water, about 2.5 miles in total. You can walk on the paved path or dirt path. There’s a cafe which has beach access across the street. Water taxis stop there.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Dan G
    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relax with Hugh Taylor
    Inexpensive way to spend a really relaxing day. The park, which can be reached either by foot, car, or water taxi, offers a serene respite from a busy schedule of vacationing. Rent a canoe, a kayak, or a bike and enjoy Florida naturally. The noise level is low, and the entry fee is even lower, how about $2 per person or $6 a car load. It offers a bar and cafe, for sandwiches and the like and a small gift shop. You are about a minute from the beach. You might see a gopher tortoise or two. Give it a try>
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2024
  • BernalgirlSF
    San Francisco, California31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for an easy kayak outing
    Our group of four families, each with an 11-year old boy, rented kayaks to traverse the beautiful and unusual Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. We enjoyed the calm waters knowing that we’d see iguanas but no gators as the entrances are blocked by heavy screens to keep larger marine life out. This is a great place to enjoy some peaceful outdoor time. There are picnic areas, trails, and very reasonable bike, kayak, canoe, and standup paddle board rentals — and parking is just $6 for the day. There’s also a nice open-air restaurant serving bar-style food including conch fritters and good local beers on tap.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Debbie L
    Cape Elizabeth, Maine5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile if You want a Little Peace & Quiet
    A nice little oasis in the middle of urban Fort Lauderdale. The 1 mile round trip kayak paddle on Long Lake is quiet and pleasant. Thankful for Mr. Taylor-Birch's foresight to preserve this small area.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2024
  • Meander744218
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for day visits
    First visit since Park & Ocean closed. We did rent umbrella and chairs. The chairs were an upgrade from before but the umbrella was terrible. Very small and flimsy… need to invest in better umbrellas if you are going to charge for them. The beach area is nice and clean. Bathrooms clean. Cold water available. For $6 car admission it’s a wonderful bargain.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2024
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PAUL R
Paducah, KY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The views are amazing. Beautiful foliage and birds. Nice walking trail that takes you through mangroves, palms, and inter coastal waterway. There is also a water taxi stop at this location giving you easy access to the park as well as other Ft. Lauderdale destinations. Also a place to catch a glimpse of a tortoise.
Written 30 May 2024
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Yesenia G
Fort Lauderdale, FL1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
in this park you can take mangoes from the trees we have mangoes in our hands and the security guy took them from us to throw them in the trash incredible
Written 23 May 2024
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Meander744218
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
First visit since Park & Ocean closed. We did rent umbrella and chairs. The chairs were an upgrade from before but the umbrella was terrible. Very small and flimsy… need to invest in better umbrellas if you are going to charge for them. The beach area is nice and clean. Bathrooms clean. Cold water available. For $6 car admission it’s a wonderful bargain.
Written 29 April 2024
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Debbie L
Cape Elizabeth, ME5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A nice little oasis in the middle of urban Fort Lauderdale. The 1 mile round trip kayak paddle on Long Lake is quiet and pleasant. Thankful for Mr. Taylor-Birch's foresight to preserve this small area.
Written 29 April 2024
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BernalgirlSF
San Francisco, CA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Our group of four families, each with an 11-year old boy, rented kayaks to traverse the beautiful and unusual Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. We enjoyed the calm waters knowing that we’d see iguanas but no gators as the entrances are blocked by heavy screens to keep larger marine life out.

This is a great place to enjoy some peaceful outdoor time. There are picnic areas, trails, and very reasonable bike, kayak, canoe, and standup paddle board rentals — and parking is just $6 for the day. There’s also a nice open-air restaurant serving bar-style food including conch fritters and good local beers on tap.
Written 12 April 2024
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JXR_UK
United Kingdom1,244 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We spent an hour or so at the state park walking round. It was ok but nothing special, I’ve been to much better ones. It’d be nice to stop longer if you’re planning on taking a picnic or bbq.
Written 1 April 2024
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HavingHope
Powell, TN176 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This park is fine. It’s a great place to park and walk across the street and be at the beach. The restaurant there though is another thing! 2 of us grabbed lunch there and we were charged a service fee. No where are you told there is a service fee. Chicken nuggets and chicken sandwich 50.00. Scam in my opinion and we won’t ever eat there again.
Written 18 March 2024
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Rasmus J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great park, nice hiking trail, beautiful places to relax. Highly recommended.
We will be back next time we’re in Florida
Written 5 March 2024
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DEM
Montreal, Canada210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A little oasis in the middle of the bustle of the beach crowd and high rises. Besides the paved road, you can wander in some nice nature trails and listen to a commentary on your phone.
Written 7 February 2024
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Dan G
Glen Mills, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Inexpensive way to spend a really relaxing day. The park, which can be reached either by foot, car, or water taxi, offers a serene respite from a busy schedule of vacationing. Rent a canoe, a kayak, or a bike and enjoy Florida naturally. The noise level is low, and the entry fee is even lower, how about $2 per person or $6 a car load.
It offers a bar and cafe, for sandwiches and the like and a small gift shop. You are about a minute from the beach. You might see a gopher tortoise or two. Give it a try>
Written 4 February 2024
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