Had an amazing time camping here!
A ferry takes you over to this island. A small museum, with an island store, await right off the ferry boat dock. On the ferry trip over, we saw several matinees. The museum will give information over the historical aspect of the island.
Several people will think, that the island is only a small fishing island with a playground, since this is what they see, as soon as they get got off the boat. The island has several trails and wildlife, off this small fishing/picnic area, so be sure to pick up a map.
Camping is pretty unique at this park. The last boat off the island leaves around 5pm, and after that, you have the whole island to roam, pretty much alone, since the campsite and cabins only hold, so many people. But that is also a warning, be sure you have all your supplies, and things to do for camping by this time. If not, the next boat back to the parking lot is around 8am, the next day. We actually camped during a pretty big thunderstorm, but even with the storm, we still had a blast. A few hours of cards in the tent, and back out to the campfire when the storm, finally died off.
The camping store has several books and board games, you can check out for the evening. And if firewood is needed, they will deliver it to your camp ground. (This was a great touch!).
The rangers are AMAZING at this park. If you want to know anything, just ask. They are very well informed, and made our trip so much better. Anything we needed, we just asked, and they were right on it. Ron is pretty amazing, and will even whip out his camera to show you all the amazing pictures, he has taken around the location. (Including some bears at the campsites! lol) Yes bears! Really great!
A nice hike out to an Indian shell mound.
If you really want to get away, and feel like you have been dropped off on your own island for the evening, this is the place in FL!
We pretty much had the island to ourselves, with some great night hikes (for the brave.) We will deff be back! Thanks for all the great service, and the amazing time, at camp!
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