Don Pedro Island State Park

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Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Don Pedro Island SP land base03.jpg
Map showing the location of Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
LocationCharlotte County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBoca Grande, Florida
Coordinates26°52′16″N 82°19′16″W / 26.87111°N 82.32111°W / 26.87111; -82.32111Coordinates: 26°52′16″N 82°19′16″W / 26.87111°N 82.32111°W / 26.87111; -82.32111
Established1985
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection
 
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Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Don Pedro Island SP land base03.jpg
Map showing the location of Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area
LocationCharlotte County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBoca Grande, Florida
Coordinates26°52′16″N 82°19′16″W / 26.87111°N 82.32111°W / 26.87111; -82.32111Coordinates: 26°52′16″N 82°19′16″W / 26.87111°N 82.32111°W / 26.87111; -82.32111
Established1985
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area is a State Park in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located on a stretch of Don Pedro Island, a 129-acre (0.52 km2) barrier island lying across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cape Haze in Charlotte County, between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island. The park has mangrove forests, dunes and white beaches. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, shelling and viewing nature. Among the wildlife of the park are Loggerhead turtles. Amenities include beaches, docks, and picnic areas as well as guided nature talks and walks. The park is only accessible by boat and is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

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