Visitors walking on the boardwalk to the beach

Anastasia State Park

A top rated park that has a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.

Currently open.
Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 5:30 am

Anastasia State Park ranks #6 on the list of the best state parks in the United States and is known for an assortment of recreational activities. With 1,600 acres of land and four miles of oceanfront views, it has continued attracting travelers from near and far.

Gain a higher appreciation for the environment and conservation while visiting the park. Take full advantage of the facilities, book a wedding, or enjoy an event for a memorable experience.

History of Anastasia State Park

More than 300 years ago, the coquina quarries found in the state park were used by many construction workers to build nearby buildings including the Castillo de San Marcos.

Dating back to the early 1940s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers linked Matanzas Bay with the Atlantic Ocean. The tip of the peninsula is known now as Conch Island. Sand from the tides and currents washed onto the island over the years causing it to double in size. With this expansion came the befriending of Crazy Bank and Bird Island.

After Hurricane Dora in 1964, Conch became linked to Anastasia Island and resulted in the state park we have today.

Amenities at Anastasia State Park

  • Campfire circles
  • Campsites ($)
  • Canoeing / kayaking docks
  • Picnic facilities (free and $ options)
  • Bicycling trails
  • Nature trails
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Playgrounds
  • Beach access
  • Fishing access
  • Restroom facilities
  • Shower stations
  • Food & gift shop

Depending on what activities one chooses, the pet policy varies. Check the state park's website for more information.

Visit Anastasia State Park

Address: 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine, Florida 32080

Parking & Admission: It has its own parking. $8.00 per vehicle (up to eight people). $4.00 for single-occupants. $2.00 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, and Annual Individual Entrance Passholders. See "Reservations" section below for what amenities require fees.

Reservations: Visitors must pay a fee to use the campsites, picnic sites, and event space. To make camping reservations at Anastasia State Park, call (800) 326-3521. To learn about various picnic pavilions, call (904) 460-9111. To schedule an event or wedding, call (904) 461-2002.

Other Parks Near Anastasia State Park

Check out Fort Mose which is only a short 15-minute drive away. Even closer is the Castillo de San Marcos. Explore our local Parks Directory and articles, Camping in St. Augustine or Exploring Nature from Land to Sea.

Upcoming Events

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