Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
|Fort Pierce Inlet State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||North Hutchinson IslandSt. Lucie County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||Fort Pierce, Florida|
|Area||340 acres (1.4 km2)|
|Governing body||Florida 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.
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
Jack Island State Preserve, located a mile north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on State Road A1A is under the same manager 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 that affords spectacular views of the Indian River as well as Jack Island itself.
Jack Island State Preserve as of January 1st is open to the public. There is free admittance till the 1st of March.
- Map of Fort Pierce, etc, 1998, Fort Lauderdale: Dolph Map Co.
- www.floridastateparks.org Retrieved December 2011
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