Bald Point State Park on Alligator Point
Bald Point State Park boasts more than 4,800 acres of coastal wilderness dotted with freshwater ponds and tidal marshes. Located in Franklin County where the Ochlockonee Bay meets the Apalachee Bay, the park offers visitors outdoor activities on land and water.
The park offers two picnic areas with pavilions, grills, restrooms and easy accessibility to the nearby beach. Surrounded by water, the park is a popular spot for canoeing and kayaking. A canoe launch ramp is available.
Swimming, sunbathing and windsurfing are popular activities on the sandy beach shores or along the Apalachee Bay coastline from the Sunrise Beach access. Surf-fish or wade out to oyster bars where a variety of saltwater fish are found in the brackish tidal waterway – among them redfish, trout, flounder and mackerel.
Discover the tidal marsh wildlife – jumping mullet, wading birds and an occasional alligator basking in the sun. Enjoy the many varieties of birds that migrate through or live here – shorebirds along the beach, warblers in the maritime hammocks, wading birds and birds of prey in and around the marsh areas. Interested in what wildlife can be viewed in this area? Click here for more info.
Hike with a ranger or park volunteer along the nature trails to view the many local and migratory birds that frequent the area. Or walk along designated paths to enjoy seasonal wildflowers and wildlife. Tours are available upon request at least two weeks in advance. More information on the beachwalk can be found here.
Directions from Carrabelle: Head east on US Highway 98 (19.2 mi) turn right onto SR-370/Alligator Dr. (.7 mi), Bear left onto road (.8 mi-unpaved road), and arrive on right. Total distance from Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce: 21.6 mi and about 32 min.