Faver~Dykes State Park

Friends of the Park

 

Washington Oaks Administration

Faver~Dykes State Park

1000 Faver~Dykes Road

St. Augustine, Florida

Ranger Station # 904-794-0997

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Park Hours are from 8:00 am until Sunset.

Established as a non-profit corporation to function as a Citizens Support Organization (CSO). On July 1st 2009 the Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens merged their memberships with the Friends of Faver~Dykes. Your Board voted unanimously in January 2010 to accept their memberships if and when they decided to dissolve their corporation. Within the Florida Park System, the two Parks are known as the "Washington Oaks Administration" and our CSO agreement is with the Washington Oaks Administration. The goal is to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of Faver~Dykes State Park This is accomplished through special work projects, programs, and events. There are also outreach programs, exhibits, interpretive programs, fund raising activities, guided tours and additional activities which are designed to meet the needs of Faver~Dykes State Park

As a Florida State Park, Washington Oaks Administration receives funding for the basic maintenance of the park. However, funds for enhancements, certain repairs and special projects are left to the efforts of citizen support organizations (The Friends).

Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida's east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities. Pellicer Creek is a designated state canoe trail and visitors can rent canoes at the park. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 1.

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