FAVOR DYKES STATE PARK
Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida's east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities. Pellicer Creek is a designated state canoe trail and visitors can rent canoes at the park. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 1.
Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES
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. Reservations can be made by calling our Reservation Center at 1-800-326-3521. These reservations can be made up to eleven (11) months in advance of the day you wish to arrive.
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. Reservations are available for youth groups only by calling the park directly at 904-794-0997.
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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.
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.