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St. George Island State Park
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Owner description: Little St. George Island (Cape St. George Preserve) is a state-owned island managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Coastal Office and Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Little St. George Island is approximately nine miles long and varies from 1/4 mile to 1 mile wide. The 2,300 acre island is a coastal dune/dune flat/washover barrier formation of recent geologic origin. The eastern and western sections of the island are narrow terraces subject to occasional overwash by storm surges. The dominant habitats on these sections are overwash zones and grassland communities. Mesic and scrubby flatwoods are located at either end of the island. Most of the tidal marsh is located bayward of the overwash zone on the eastern section of the island. The central, wider part of Little St. George Island is dominated by slash pine flatwoods, scrub, and small swale wetlands.
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous white sand beaches without the crowds. Very peaceful. We loved watching the herons, pelicans and seagulls. Even saw a group of young Manta Rays in the shallow surf! We found beautiful large sea shells .
The sand dunes with sea oats are stunning.
We camped at Sugar Hill campground. Very nice campground and handicapped accessible. Nice nature trails to enjoy and great biking there! This is a must place to visit.

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This place is wonderful if you are looking for an adventure. Not very many people like to travel here as it can be a bit out of the way. I enjoy hitting the gravel path or walking off path to explore untouched beaches. Beware of the yellow flies though!

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Thanks to the State Park lands, we still have some undisturbed beaches in this state. This is one of those beautiful places. Drive past the ugly buildings and once you get to the gate, the world will change. It is absolutely wonderful. Great for surf fishing, photography, biking, walking, etc. Lots of wildlife to see. The smell of an unpolluted beach is invigorating. This is for the true beach goer, not the party crowd. I've seen beautiful sunsets here as that is usually the time I leave. During the winter, it is windy and cold but, that is also the time to see some of the nesting plovers. There are a limited number of entries to get past the back gate and it should be sought out only by the birdwatchers. Their nests must be protected.
Reserve early and camp here. Most of the private campgrounds reviewers use photos of this place on their reviews. Just stay here and avoid the drive. You'll also find is safer. (I recently found myself at a private rv park in Carrabelle that houses/employs a sex offender. You won't have to worry about a convicted felon having your personal information if you stay at a State Park.)

Huge plus is a beach wheelchair.

There is no food in the park itself which is a good thing. But there are places on the island, outside of the gate.

Thank Selkie9
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Visited late Aug, 2017. The beaches were all very clean and the entry fee gets you in all day/come and go as you please.

Thank Tracy P
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We loved the endless clean beaches. Great to hike the beach. It is not crowded at all. There are no parking restrictions. Everything is soo relaxed.

Thank Carlos C
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