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Gasparilla Island State Park

Boca Grande, Florida

Contact Information
P.O. Box 1150
Boca Grande, 33921
(941) 964-0375


Located in the park is the Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. Also located in the Lighthouse Parking Area is the restored Amory Memorial Chapel. This chapel was built in the 1950s and served the residents of the dormitories that were located in what is now the Dunes Parking Area. The chapel is available to rent for public and private events.

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

Driving Directions
Gasparilla Island is a barrier island on Florida's southwest coast. Access to the island is via the Boca Grande Causeway at C.R. 775 and Placida.

Park Activities
Fishing
The Gulf of Mexico beaches provide year-round excellent saltwater fishing in the waters adjacent to the park and in the deep waters of Boca Grande Pass.

Picnicking
Two picnic areas, with covered tables and restroom facilities, are located in the park which offer scenic views of the surrounding water.

Shelling
Gasparilla Island State Park offers good shelling, especially during the winter months. Visitors are reminded that the taking of live shells is prohibited.

Swimming
Swimming and sunbathing are very popular activities and along the gulfside of the island are four parking areas, Range Light, Sea Grape, Dunes, and Seawall, which offer access to our beautiful gulf beaches.