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Faver-Dykes State Park

1000 Faver Dykes Road
St. Augustine, 32086
(904) 794-0997

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521
Lat/Lon hddd mm.mmm (WGS84)
N29º 40.047 W 81º 16.121

Driving Directions
Take Interstate 95 to exit #92 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.

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and unhurried are the words used to describe Faver-Dykes State Park near St. Augustine. This tranquil park contains 1,608 acres along Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve and State canoe trail. The creek, pine flatwoods and mesic hammock are home to many deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats and river otters.

There are excellent bird watching opportunities at Faver-Dykes State Park. Well over one hundred (100) species of birds have been observed in the park and surrounding waters. The hammock forest is active during the spring (April-May) and fall (Sept.-Oct.) migration when many species of songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, move along the Atlantic Flyway. The bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and northern harrier are seasonal inhabitants of the Pellicer Creek Basin (fall and winter months are best for birds-of-prey) and a variety of wading birds, including egrets, herons, wood stork and white ibis, feed in tidal creeks and marshes.

Park Activities

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Boat Ramp, Full Camping, Youth Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Nature Trails, and Picnicking

Boat Ramp
A boat ramp is located in the park allowing small boats and canoes access to the Pellicer Creek.

Full Facility Camping
Faver-Dykes State Park has thirty (30) campsites. Each campsite has water, electricity, in-ground fire circle with a grill and a picnic table. There are hot showers and restrooms for your use. None of the sites have sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station located at the campground. The sites are located in a shady hardwood hammock and natural vegetation buffers are located between most of the sites.

Youth Camping
Faver-Dykes State Park has a primitive youth camping area that will accommodate up to 100 people. This is a primitive facility which includes a pitcher pump for water, fire circle and a pit toilet. The cost is $2.00 per night for kids under 18 years of age and $3.00 per night for adults. Reservations are available for youth groups only by calling the park directly at 904-794-0997.

Pellicer Creek is a designated Florida state canoe trail. The creek and tributaries offer a beautiful place to observe the varied bird and marine life of the area. Canoes are available for rent by advanced reservation.

Pellicer Creek borders the southern boundary of the park and is popular for fishing. Both saltwater and freshwater species can be caught in Pellicer Creek. Red drum, black drum, sheepshead, spotted seatrout, common snook can all be caught from the parks fishing dock. Freshwater species such as large mouth bass and bream can be caught closer to the creek headwaters.

A saltwater fishing license is required for non-residents and for those fishing from a boat and a freshwater fishing license is required when fishing for freshwater species. Size and bag limits are strictly enforced. All of the current regulations are available at the park.

Nature Trails
The park has two 1/2 mile loop nature trails. One trail begins near the picnic area and winds along the pine flatwoods into the scrub and along Pellicer Creek. The other trail begins in the campground and winds along the hardwood hammock and along the banks of Pellicer Creek. Several miles of park boundary roads and back woods roads are also available for hiking. Please make prior arrangements with park staff to hike these backwoods areas.

Faver-Dykes State Park provides picnic facilities located along beautiful Pellicer Creek. There are two covered pavilions with other tables and grills located throughout the picnic area. The picnic areas close proximity to the creek affords a short walk to the parks fishing dock. The picnic area is located under a canopy of large old growth long leaf pine trees, which create a soft ground cover of pine needles.

One of the pavilions is available on a reservation basis by calling the park. The pavilion rents for $30.00 per day plus tax.

Restroom facilities and a children's play area is also available in the picnic area.

Reservations can be made up to eleven (11) months in advance of the day you wish to arrive.