Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park is unique in that you can only get to it by watercraft. It's beloved by fishers due to its twin offerings of freshwater and saltwater species. Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park offers most of the usual activities seen in Florida State parks, like swimming, boating, and access to several miles of the trail network. 

Fans of extreme sports will be able to find a home here as well, with ATV rental and mountain biking trails being among Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park 's other offerings. Several creeks and rivers wind through Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park, which makes a perfect environment to enjoy canoeing and kayaking. Unfortunately, no launches exist within the park itself so if you're looking to enjoy the sport here, you'll have to paddle in. 

Once there, guests will discover that Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park is the perfect place for riverside nature watching, with both the bay and surrounding marshes attracting bird species like osprey, rails, and other waterfowl. If you would like to take your dog along for this type of expedition, make sure that they're well behaved so that they don't bother other guests.

Fishing is available to guests of Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park provided they come with more pro equipment, and an up to date license from the state of Florida. Many fish exist in the dual waters provided here, including shellfish among several other notable species. If you're taking your dog along, you'll have to keep them on a leash during your stay. 

Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park offers just three campsites in all. These primitive locations include a fire ring and grilling station and are located just adjacent to the park's only public restrooms. No shower facilities exist in the region. If you'd like to spend the night with your canine, you're unfortunately going to be out of luck as they're not allowed in any of the park's public areas.

Address
8312 SW 125th Court
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
8312 SW 125th Court
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset