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Egmont Key State Park

FL 33715
+1 727-893-2627
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Booked ferry thru hubbards marina.make sure to bring cash to pay at kiosk and to tip the captain.lots of turtles. What my kid liked best was swimming and snorkeling and shelling. Lots of great photo opps in the old fort. Captain took us all on...More

1  Thank Heath R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had a blast clear skies beautiful day and into degrees August 5, 2017 great day saw lots of turtles and fish

Thank Tank E
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This park is accessible by boat and there are numerous shuttles such as the one out of Ft. Desoto Park. There is no food or drink for sale on the island, so bring PLENTY of water to keep hydrated. The fort, Fort Dade, is NOT...More

Thank Malee B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Egmont Key State Park can only be reached by boat or ferry. Food, water and restrooms are not available. And no alcoholic beverages of pets of any kind are permitted on the island. Other than that, you'll have a wonderful visiting this historic site at...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

After years of visiting the St Pete area, we finally visited this great state park. First , make sure you make reservations. We didn't and if it wasn't for a cancellation we would not have gone. Also , we had to pay cash for our...More

1  Thank MJ P
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip! So much history on this island and the water was gorgeous! Only wish we had more time to explore. Three hours was not enough to see everything on the island and enjoy the beach. Definitely recommend finding a ferry or boat...More

Thank Michelane C
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Visiting Egmont Key was my trip highlight. It was an overcast day so there were not that many people on the island. Sea shells were everywhere. I had a great time picking out my favorites. Walking through the structures was really interesting. The turtles were...More

2  Thank KimJohnson70
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to visit a true island, Egmont Key is the one. Catch the Hubbard ferry @ Fort Desota. In less than 30 min you will arrive. Tampa Bay on the E side. Gulf of Mexico on the W. Much of the island has...More

3  Thank janica j
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The Island was nice and the water was beautiful. We did a lot of walking and started at the North end by the Lighthouse. We did see numerous Gopher Tortoise Some shells and only a few sharks teeth were found. It is a nice day...More

1  Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had been to Egmont several times, it is beautiful island. Unfortunately the ferry service from Fort Desoto park was terrible. Worst service I have ever experienced. Take another way to the island!!!! We will never take this again.

1  Thank Chantelle M
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Tim T
13 April 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they are allowed on the island. I have never seen anyone use any kind of cooking equipment. Not even on the boats than anchor just off the beach. With past issues they have with fires and it being a nesting... More
3 April 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
We got the Ferry from Ft Desoto Park by the Bay Fishing Pier
Colby C
19 December 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Colby, If you can, wait until November when the park stages the Discover Egmont Key weekend. Then the lighthouse is open, historians guide you through the island and forts, portopotties are available and they cook up some... More