FAVER~DYKES STATE PARK

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Faver~Dykes
State Park is open but will be undergoing some major repairs to roads due to recent flooding and associated erosion. Also renovations to our campground bathhouse facility will be underway and it will be unavailable for the period June 1 – August 1, 2009. A temporary portable bathroom and shower facility will be available for campers during this period. Please be advised that this facility is not wheelchair/ADA accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Boat Ramp

boat ramp

A boat ramp is located in the park allowing small boats and canoes access to the Pellicer Creek. 

Canoeing & Kayaking

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.

Facilities

ADA Restroom facilities are available in the Picnic Area, Boat Ramp and Campground. Camp-ground has showers and dump station.

Fishing

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 sea trout, 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.

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Full Facility Camping

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. or visiting Reserve America Web Site. These reservations can be made up to eleven (11) months in advance of the day you wish to arrive.

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Nature Trails

The park has two 1/2 mile loop nature trails. One trail begins near the picnic area and winds along the pine flatwoods into the scrub and along Pellicer Creek. The other trail begins in the campground and winds along the hardwood hammock and along the banks of Pellicer Creek. Several miles of park boundary roads and back woods roads are also available for hiking. Please make prior arrangements with park staff to hike these backwoods areas.

Pet Camping

Pet camping is available at Faver~Dykes State Park. Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Tethered pets must not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Quiet hours must be observed from 11:00 p.m.--8:00 a.m. Pet owners must pick up after their pets. Florida law requires that pets be vaccinated against rabies. Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in the park. Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds, or fish must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park property. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to board the pet outside the park or to leave the campground.

Picnicking

Faver~Dykes State Park provides picnic facilities located along beautiful Pellicer Creek. There are two covered pavilions with other tables and grills located throughout the picnic area. The picnic areas close proximity to the creek affords a short walk to the parks fishing dock. The picnic area is located under a canopy of large old growth long leaf pine trees, which create a soft ground cover of pine needles. One of the pavilions is available on a reservation basis by calling the park. The pavilion rents for $40.00 per day plus tax. Restroom facilities and a children's play area is also available in the picnic area.
Please download and return the reservation agreement to the park.
Pavilion Reservation Agreement
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Playground

For further enjoyment we have a children's playground located in the picnic area over looking the tidal marshes of Pellicer Creek. The playground is equipped with such amenities as a slide and swing set. It is located in a hardwood hammock, so is sure to provide ample shade.

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Wildlife Viewing

The park contains a variety of wildlife habitats and protects several rare and endangered species. The pine flat woods and mesic hammock are home to many deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and fox. The adjoining Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve and State canoe trail, is home to American alligators, river otter, occasional West Indian manatees and numerous species of fresh and saltwater fish.

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An abundance of trees and plants cover the park, including pines and live oaks covered with resurrection ferns and green-fly orchids. Also found are unusual plants such as Indian pipe, spring coralroot and Florida coontie. Excellent bird watching opportunities exist with over 100 species having been observed in the park and surrounding waters.

You can use the Faver~Dykes Bird List as a guide here. Faver~Dykes Bird List

Youth Camping

A primitive youth camping area provides simple facilities for up to 100 people. This youth camping area is away from the family camping area and is available (with some restrictions) for organized youth groups of non-profit organizations.

youth camp area Reservations are available for youth groups only by calling the park directly at 904-794-0997.