Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
Welcome to St. George Island State Park, one of Florida’s Gulf Coast barrier islands. Just four miles off shore between Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. George Island is best known for its secluded beached, Apalachicola Bay oysters and abundant local seafood.
The park offers nine miles of pristine beaches popular for swimming and sunbathing. Four miles are located along the main drive; five miles are accessible only by foot. Please remember that no lifeguards are provided.
Canoeing and kayaking are favorite activities in shallow Apalachicola Bay. Two boat ramps provide access to the bay and accommodate shallow draft boats up to 24 feet long. Surf and bay fishing yield catches of flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting and sometimes Spanish mackerel. A saltwater fishing license may be required.
The five mile round trip Gap Point Trail meanders from the campground through the pine forests and coastal scrub to the bay. Adventurous campers may hike the trail to the primitive campsites at Gap Point, which is also accessible by boat. Click here for more info.
Six large picnic shelters on the beach are equipped with restrooms and showers. Each shelter has grills for cooking and several picnic tables for visitors.
The park offers a full-facility family campground with 60 campsites, a playground, electricity, water hookups and dump station nearby. Two buildings provide hot showers and restrooms. The park also has a youth camp available for group camping.Camping reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance by calling the Florida State Park's Central Reservation System at 1-800-326-3521. (Florida Residents, Senior & Disabled, ask about special discounts!)
The park frequently hosts outdoor events.