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Bald Point State Park

Alligator Point, Florida

Contact Information
146 Box Cut, Alligator Point32346
(850) 349-9146

Bald Point State Park is located on the eastern tip of the St. James Peninsula in Franklin County, where the Ochlockonee Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors enjoy an excellent opportunity to experience outdoor activities on land as well as in the water at this coastal park. Pristine coastal marshes, maritime hammocks, mesic flatwoods, and oak thickets provide many birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Seasonal Wildflower blooms are abundant throughout the park. Handsome bald eagles, osprey, and migrating falcons are very common sights in season. Monarch butterflies pause at Bald Point before beginning their yearly autumn trek across the Gulf of Mexico. Bald Point's white sand beaches are the perfect settings for picnicking, sunbathing, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, and wildlife observation.

Picnic shelters and restroom facilities are available at Sunrise Beach Access. A newly constructed observation boardwalk overlooks pristine marshes which are full of wildlife.

Hours of Operation
Daily 8am to sunset

Driving Directions
From Panacea, FL, go south on Hwy 98 for approximately 5 miles. Turn left on SR 370, travel approximately 5 miles to Bald Point Road. Turn left onto Bald Point Road and travel approximately 3 miles to the park entrance.
Park Fees

There is no entrance fee

Park Activities
Beaches
Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches. A pavilions, grills, and restrooms are also available. Please, NO pets on the beach.

Birding
Birders can observe many varieties of nesting and migrating birds at Bald Point. These include shorebirds along the beach, warblers in the maritime oak hammocks, wading birds, and birds of prey in and around the marsh areas.

Boating
Situated on the Apalachee Bay and at the mouth of the Ochlockonee River, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities. A canoe and kayak launch ramp is available.

Fishing
Surf fishing and wading out to oyster bars is a popular pastime. Among the varieties of saltwater fish found in the brackish tidal waterway are redfish, trout, flounder, and mackerel.

Nature Trails
Walk along the side roads for the experience of seasonal wildflowers and birds.

Picnicking
Close to the beach are three covered pavilions with picnic tables and standing grills. Restrooms are nearby.

Swimming
Swimming and sunbathing are popular activities on the sandy beaches. NO LIFEGUARDS ARE PROVIDED.

Windsurfing
A popular sport along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Windsurfing areas are located via the Sunrise Beach Access.
 
 


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