Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park

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Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
Map showing the location of Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
Location Levy County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Cedar Key, Florida
Coordinates 29°20′44.37″N 82°55′50.31″W / 29.3456583°N 82.9306417°W / 29.3456583; -82.9306417Coordinates: 29°20′44.37″N 82°55′50.31″W / 29.3456583°N 82.9306417°W / 29.3456583; -82.9306417
Area 30,784 acres (124.58 km2)
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Designated: December 1976

Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park is a 30,784-acre (124.58 km2) salt marsh that stretches from Cedar Key and Yankee Town, and is only accessible by boat.

Some access points are from County Road 40 in Yankee Town, County Road 326 in Gulf Hammock, and Cedar Key.

It is the home to numerous species of saltwater fish and shellfish, as well as many endangered and threatened species, including manatees, alligators, bald eagles and black bears.

Salt marsh and woodlands at Waccasassa Bay.

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Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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