All State Parks

  • Hillsborough River State Park

    Leashed pets are welcome, with restrictions, at this state park located about 12 miles north of Tampa and six miles south of Zephyrhills on U.S. 301. Open 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. For more information, call 813-987-6771. Reader Notes: "This is a great place to take your read more

  • Honeymoon Island State Park

    Honeymoon Island State Park is located at #1 Causeway Boulevard in Dunedin. Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the Park, such as the picnic area, the pet beach on the southern tip of the island and on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6-foot hand-held leash at read more

  • Oscar Scherer State Park

    Located at 1843 South Tamiami Trail in Osprey, just south of Blackburn Point Road. Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown. This nearly 144-acre state park allows leashed pets and offers 15 miles of trails, including Lester Finley Nature Trail. Offers trash cans, canoe rentals, children's playground, fishing, swimming, camping, picnic areas, read more

  • Big Lagoon State Park

    First acquired in 1977, Big Lagoon State Park is a 705-acre Florida State Park located on the northwestern Florida coast, approximately 10 miles southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway. 698 acres, a 500-seat amphitheater, sandy beaches, salt marshes on Big Lagoon, plenty of wildlife, picnic areas with shelters, camping, read more

  • Perdido Key State Park

    Perdido Key State Park is a 290-acre Florida State Park located on a barrier island fifteen miles southwest of Pensacola, off S.R. 292, in northwestern Florida. Located at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, off S.R. 292 in Pensacola. This is a 247-acre barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. Offers beautiful, read more

  • St. Andrews State Park

    St. Andrews State Park is a 1,200-acre Florida State Park located three miles east of Panama City Beach Florida, off U.S. 98. It is the headquarters of one of the state's five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. Located off SR 392, at 4415 Thomas Drive. Open 8 a.m. until sundown. read more

  • Silver Springs State Park

    Silver Springs State Park, formerly known as Silver River State Park, is a Florida State Park located on the Silver River in Marion County. The park contains Silver Springs, Florida's first tourist attraction. Lucy Tobias, the publisher of the monthly Saturday Morning Magazine, reminds readers that when traveling around Florida, read more

  • Sebastian Inlet State Park

    Sebastian Inlet State Park is a Florida State Park located 10 miles south of Melbourne Beach and 6 miles north of Vero Beach, Florida. Located at 9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in this park, read more

  • Bahia Honda State Park

    Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.25 to $4.00 per carload. Leashed pets are welcome in designated areas. Offers shaded picnic tables and grills, guided nature trail walks, three cabins, camping, boating and boat tours.

  • The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

    The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a U.S. National Preserve in Jacksonville, Florida. It comprises 46,000 acres of wetlands, waterways, and other habitats in northeastern Duval County.This National Park is located in the northeastern portion of Jacksonville and allows leashed dogs throughout the property.

  • Grayton Beach State Park

    Located on S.R. 30-A, south of U.S. 98. Hours are 8 a.m. to sundown. This is a beautiful 400-acre oceanfront park. Pet policy, per the Web site, states, "Pets are not allowed in camping areas, on bathing beaches, in concession areas and may be restricted in other designated areas of read more

  • DeSota National Monument Park

    Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted in this park as long as dog guardians are responsible for poop scooping. Reader Notes: "It has a wonderful walking trail that allows pets. It winds through grassy areas, ocean view, wooded areas, beach area and sidewalked areas. There are plenty of doggie stations that read more