Egmont Key State Park

1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698- Map It
Phone: (727) 893-2627

AAA Editor Notes

Egmont Key State Park is at the mouth of Tampa Bay, s.w. of Fort DeSoto Beach. The island, accessible only by boat, is a wildlife refuge and protects gopher tortoises, box turtles and a variety of nesting bird species. Bottlenose dolphins are a common sight for boaters and beachcombers. The island served as a camp for captured Seminoles and was occupied by the Union Navy during the Civil War. In 1898, due to the threat of the Spanish-American War, Fort Dade was built. An 1858 lighthouse also is on site. Recreational activities include seashell collecting, fishing, swimming, hiking, snorkeling and wildlife viewing.</br>Note: Private companies offer ferry services to the island at an additional cost. Visitors are advised to bring sufficient food and beverages as there are no shops on the island.</br>Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. </br>
Hours: Daily 8-dusk. Phone ahead for ferry schedule and rates. Allow 3 hours minimum.