State park service shutters 52 parks as Hurricane Matthew nears Florida

 

Jonathan Dickinson is one of 52 state parks shut down due to Hurricane Matthew.

Jonathan Dickinson is one of 52 state parks shut down due to Hurricane Matthew.

As Hurricane Matthew slid closer to Florida Wednesday,  the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announced the closure of state parks and evacuation of campgrounds.
As of 5 p.m. today, the following state parks are closed until further notice:

  • Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park (Volusia County)
  • Amelia Island State Park (Nassau County)
  • Anastasia State Park (St. Johns County)
  • Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park (Martin County)
  • Avalon State Park (St. Lucie County)
  • Bahia Honda State Park (Monroe County)
  • Big Talbot Island State Park (Duval County)
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (Miami-Dade County)
  • Blue Spring State Park (Volusia County)
  • Bulow Creek State Park (Volusia County)
  • Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park (Flagler County)
  • Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park (Polk County)
  • Colt Creek State Park (Polk County)
  • Curry Hammock State Park (Monroe County)
  • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park (Monroe County)
  • Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (Broward County)
  • Faver-Dykes State Park (St. Johns County)
  • Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park (Nassau County)
  • Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (Monroe County)
  • Fort Clinch State Park (Nassau County)
  • Fort George Island Cultural State Park (Duval County)
  • Fort Mose Historic State Park (St. Johns County)
  • Fort Pierce Inlet State Park (St. Lucie County)
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park (Monroe County)
  • Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach (Flagler County)
  • George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park (Nassau County)
  • Highlands Hammock State Park (Highlands County)
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (Broward County)
  • Indian Key Historic State Park (Monroe County)
  • Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park (Brevard County)
  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (Palm Beach County)
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Monroe County)
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Martin County)
  • Lake Louisa State Park (Lake County)
  • Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park (Highlands County)
  • Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (Monroe County)
  • Little Talbot Island State Park (Duval County)
  • Long Key State Park (Monroe County)
  • Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway State Recreation and Conservation Area East of I-75 (Marion and Putnam counties)
  • North Peninsula State Park (Volusia County)
  • Oleta River State Park (Miami-Dade County)
  • Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park (Okeechobee County)
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park (Duval County)
  • Savannas Preserve State Park (St. Lucie and Martin counties)
  • Seabranch Preserve State Park (Martin County)
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park (Brevard and Indian River counties)
  • St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park (Broward and Indian River counties)
  • St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park (Martin County)
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park (Miami-Dade County)
  • Tomoka State Park (Volusia County)
  • Washington Oaks Gardens State Park (Flagler County)
  • Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park (Monroe County)
  • Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park (Duval County)

The following state park campgrounds have been closed in preparation for the storm:

  • Hontoon Island State Park (Volusia County)
  • Lake Griffin State Park (Lake County)
  • Lake Kissimmee State Park (Polk County)
  • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (Okeechobee County)
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park (Orange County)

Please visit floridastateparks.org and the Florida State Parks Facebook page for continuously updated information.

 

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