Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

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Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Fort Pierce Inlet Fort Pierce Florida photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Map showing the location of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
Map showing the location of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
LocationNorth Hutchinson Island, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityFort Pierce, Florida
Coordinates27°28′59″N 80°18′22″W / 27.48306°N 80.30611°W / 27.48306; -80.30611Coordinates: 27°28′59″N 80°18′22″W / 27.48306°N 80.30611°W / 27.48306; -80.30611
Area340 acres (1.4 km2)
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, a 340-acre (1.4 km2) part of the Florida State Park system, is located just north of the Fort Pierce Inlet, on North Hutchinson Island, near Fort Pierce. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.[1]

Recreational Activities[edit]

The primary use of the park is as a recreation area. Activities include fishing, swimming, surfing, picnicking, hiking, and birding as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, and youth camping. Amenities include a half-mile beach, primitive youth/group campground, a paved bike path, playground, picnic area, a nature trail, and a reef about 100 yards (91 m) from the beach.

Jack Island State Preserve[edit]

Jack Island State Preserve, located a mile north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on State Road A1A is under the same management as the state park. Jack Island features trails for hiking, biking, and studying nature. At the west end of its Marsh Rabbit Run Trail, there is an observation tower with views of the Indian River and of Jack Island itself.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of Fort Pierce, etc, 1998, Fort Lauderdale: Dolph Map Co.

External links[edit]

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