Don Pedro Island State Park

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8450 Placida Rd, Placida, FL 33946, United States

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$3 for each vehicle

Introduction of Don Pedro Island State Park

This lovely little island is part of a large chain of barrier islands that stretches along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Don Pedro is only accessible by private boat between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island. Boaters can dock at the dock on the island’s bay side, which is lined with mangroves. The dock is accessible via a 2.5-foot-deep channel south of the Cape Haze power line crossing. West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles, and American oystercatchers may be seen by visitors.Sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, and shelling are popular activities on the island’s Gulf side, which has a mile of white sand beach. Boat and surf fishing are also popular activities. Trails wind through the island’s 11 natural communities, making them ideal for hiking and nature study. About nine miles south of Englewood, off the coast of Cape Haze. Nautical Waterproof Chart #25 is the boating location. Signs along the Intracoastal Waterway direct visitors to the park.


Board walk Don Pedro Island State Park
CC: Social Channel of park

Don Pedro Island State Park Activities


The park’s beautiful gulf beaches are ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Keep in mind that Don Pedro Island State Park is only accessible by private boat and is located on Little Gasparilla Island.


Docks for day use only are located on the bay side, accessible via a channel from the Intracoastal Waterway.


Fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico can result in catches of flounder, snook, trout, redfish, snapper, whiting, sheepshead, and tarpon.

Don Pedro Island State Park Location

The island is only accessible by private boat. Dock on the bay side via an Intracoastal Waterway channel at green marker #35. The depth of the channel is only 2.5 feet. Enter at a slow speed. Cape Haze Peninsula serves as the land base. Take US 41 to State Road 776 in the direction of Englewood. 7 miles south of State Road 776, take Placida Road (County Road 775).


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