State Park - Florida
Faver-Dykes State Park is located 15 miles south of St. Augustine, near the intersection of I-95 and US 1, and bordering Pellicer Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Activities include fishing, picnicking, boating, canoeing, camping and wildlife viewing. Amenities include a full-facility campground, primitive youth campground, a boat ramp, two 1/2 mile loop nature trails, and two covered pavilions.
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Faver-Dykes - Brochure
Brochure of Faver-Dykes State Park in Florida. Published by Florida State Parks.
Faver-Dykes SP https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/faver-dykes-state-park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faver-Dykes_State_Park Faver-Dykes State Park is located 15 miles south of St. Augustine, near the intersection of I-95 and US 1, and bordering Pellicer Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Activities include fishing, picnicking, boating, canoeing, camping and wildlife viewing. Amenities include a full-facility campground, primitive youth campground, a boat ramp, two 1/2 mile loop nature trails, and two covered pavilions.
Florida State Parks Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks History & Nature Pellicer Creek was named for settler Francisco Pellicer who received a land grant from the King of Spain and then built his homestead along the banks of the creek around 1800. Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve, is the main body of water in the 6,045 acre park. Faver-Dykes State Park was originally part of the Buena Suerte Plantation granted in 1817 by Spain to General Joseph Hernandez. During the Second Seminole War the area was occupied by U.S. troops. In 1950, Hiram Faver, a former longtime Clerk of the Court in St. Johns County, donated the land to the Florida State Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. The park is named for his parents, Alexander Hall Faver and Florida Dykes Faver. On all sides, the woods thrive in the sun and rain. Imagine a path instead of a road, and you see this part of Florida the way the first Europeans saw it—rich pinelands and hammocks; spreading marshes, open to the sun; a winding, manyfingered oxbow creek for their cautious canoes. The soaring long leaf pines and quiet, cool hammocks permeate the area with an uncluttered quiet. Wildflowers and ferns are highlighted by rays of sunlight filtering through the canopy. In early morning, a string of wild turkeys may file through. Little has been done to disturb this landscape where Timucuan Indians once lived. Faver-Dykes is an ideal park for those who want to get away from the crowds Faver-Dykes State Park 1000 Faver Dykes Road St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904)-794-0997 FloridaStateParks.org • • • • • • • • • Park Guidelines Central Florida Faver-Dykes State Park …More of the Real Florida Hours are 8 a.m. until sunset, 365 days a year. An entrance fee is required. All plants, animals and park property are protected. Collection, destruction or disturbance is prohibited. Pets are permitted in designated areas only. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and well behaved at all times. Fishing, boating, swimming and fires are allowed in designated areas only. A Florida fishing license may be required. Fireworks and hunting are prohibited in all Florida state parks. Become a volunteer. Inquire at the ranger station. For camping information, contact Reserve America at (800) 326-3521 or (866) I CAMP FL or TDD (888) 433-0287 or visit ReserveAmerica. com. Florida’s state parks are committed to providing equal access to all facilities and programs. Should you need assistance to enable your participation, please contact the ranger station. Alternate format available upon request at any Florida state park. FLORIDA State Parks Created on 11/14 SM National Gold Medal Winner Florida State Parks - “America’s First Three-Time Winner” Real Fun in SM Faver-Dykes is known for being a little off the beaten track. Noted for its natural condition, this serene park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along the southern boundary of the park. The peaceful setting of this biologically rich area offers the unhurried visitor an opportunity to relax, reflect, explore, discover and wonder. Camping, nature walks, wildlife watching, fishing, canoeing and picnicking are popular activities. The park has two half-mile-loop nature trails. The park is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Anglers can launch into the Pellicer Creek for both saltwater and freshwater species like spotted sea trout, common snook, large mouth bass and bream. (Saltwater and freshwater fishing licenses may be required.) A boat ramp located in the park allows small boats and canoes access to Pellicer Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Visitors can rent canoes at the park. A canoeist’s delight, visitors will discover aquatic trails up and downstream where otters, deer, wild turkeys, woodpeckers and sometimes bald eagles are seen. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Each site has water, electricity, a picnic table, grill and fire ring. The sites are located in a shady hardwood hammock and natural vegetation buffers are located between most sites. The picnic area includes two covered pavilions with tables and grills. A primitive youth camping area provides facilities for up to 100 people. Join our camping community around the campfire circle. Directions Take Interstate 95 to exit 298 which is US 1. Go north on US 1 for 300 yards and turn right on Faver-Dykes Road. Go 1.5 miles on Faver-Dykes Road to Faver-Dykes State Park.
Camping and Cabins Guide Florida State Parks FloridaStateParks.org • #FLStateParks Welcome When the setting sun paints the evening sky, where will you make your bed? Florida’s state parks offer you a variety of overnight accommodations. At a Florida state park, the day’s work is play, a walk on the beach, a hike through the woods, a swim, a bike ride. All you need is a fishing rod, a kayak, a book and a friend. What do you want to see when the sun rises on the new day? Choose a wooded campsite within walking distance of white sandy beaches or camp along the banks of a quietly moving river. Bring your boat or canoe, or fishing tackle and a rod, for a relaxing time with family and friends. Explore nature on the hiking trails, while at the same time leaving stress of the busy world behind. Attend a festival, a reenactment or simply do nothing. We are committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities for all visitors at Florida state parks, including campgrounds and cabins. 2 FloridaStateParks.org • #FLStateParks Family Camping Florida’s state parks offer more than 50 campgrounds statewide for tents, campers and RVs. Most campsites include water, electricity, a grill and picnic table. Centralized showers, restrooms and a dump station are also available. • One responsible person, 18 or older, must be present on each campsite or cabin. • Camping fees vary from park to park and include a maximum of eight people per site, not including children under 6 years old. • Check-in time is 3 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m. You are welcome to stay in the park through the end of the day. • Quiet time is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. • Campsites are limited to two vehicles. Selected campsites may only allow one vehicle. FloridaStateParks.org • #FLStateParks 3 Cabins From modern to rustic, state park cabins provide overnight accommodations in a variety of settings—near beaches, rivers and lakes or peaceful wooded communities. Cabin styles vary from fully equipped modern cabins to hand-hewn, lumber or palm-log retreats. Cabin amenities may include a kitchen, fireplace and screened porch, complete with rocking chairs and porch swings. • Cabins may be reserved for one night during the week, Monday–Thursday, or a minimum of two nights on weekends and holidays, Friday and Saturday, departing Sunday, or Saturday and Sunday, departing Monday. Some exceptions apply. • Cabins can accommodate either four or six visitors. • Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. • Quiet time is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 4 FloridaStateParks.org • #FLStateParks • Pets are not permitted in cabins or cabin areas. • Staff may assess cabin renters a damage fee if necessary to clean-up or repair any damage beyond ordinary cleaning, wear and tear. Fees may also be charged for lost/stolen items. Group, Primitive, Equestrian and Boat Many parks offer areas for youth and group camping. Backpackers may wish to hike to secluded areas for primitive camping. More than 15 state parks offer campsites and other amenities for equestrians and their horses. Owners of horses visiting state parks must provide proof of a negative Coggins test. Call the park to discuss availability, facilities, rules and fees. Five state parks provide boat slips with water and electricity. Boaters have access to the state park’s restrooms, showers, pump-outs and other amenities. Boaters can also anchor overnight at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. FloridaStateParks.org • #FLStateParks 5 Camping with Pets and Service Animals Pets are welcome at most Florida State Parks. Some campgrounds have designated sites for pets. All pets must be confined, leashed or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length. Pets must be well behaved. Owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, or in bathing areas, cabins, park buildings or concession facilities. Individual parks may have specific areas prohibiting pets. Service animals in a working capacity are allowed in all public areas of state parks when accompanied by a visitor with a disability. Service animals should be harnessed, leashed or tethered unless such a device interferes with the service animal’s work or the visitor’s disability prevents the use of these devices. 6 FloridaStateParks.org • #FLStateParks Reservations Campsite and cabin reservations may be made from one day to 11 months in advance by calling (800) 326-3521, (866) I CAMP FL or TDD (888) 433-0287 or by visiting FloridaStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com. Call the park directly to reserve group or primitive campsites. Prices per night: Campsites $16 to $42 Cabins $30 to $160 Visitors pay a reservation fee of $6.70 *Prices subject to change. A 50 percent discount on base campsite fees is available to Florida citizens who are 65 years old or older, or Florida c