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Egmont Key State Park

St. Petersburg, Florida

Contact Information
4905 34th Street South, #5000
St. Petersburg, 33711
(727) 893-2627

The island of Egmont Key has unique natural and cultural histories which have made it a valuable resource since the time settlers first arrived in Florida.

Named in honor of John Perceval, the second Earl of Egmont and member of the Irish House of Commons in 1763, Egmont Key has had Spanish conquistadors and nuclear submarines pass its shores as they entered Tampa Bay.

Egmont Key State Park is cooperatively managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. Access to the island is by boat only. The park is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, southwest of Fort DeSoto Beach.

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Driving Directions
Egmont Key is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, southwest of Fort DeSoto Beach. Access by private boat only.

Park Activities


Nature Trails
Walking through the historic ruins of Fort Dade, or walking the brick paths that remain from the days Fort Dade was an active community with 300 residents. A gopher tortoise can be seen at almost every turn as you walk the historic paths. Many visitors are treated to the sight of hummingbirds as well as other seabirds.