Anastasia State Park
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Anastasia State Park Camping

Nestled on and around the pristine beaches of northeastern Florida, near St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park boasts arguably some of the best camping in the state. Thousands of Floridians and campers from around the world flock to the park each year to experience the natural beauty of landscape and seascape alike that once played host to Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon during his search for the fabled Fountain of Youth.

Because of the enormous popularity, the campground at Anastasia State Park accepts reservations up to eleven months in advance for the 139 camping sites that accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles up to forty feet in length. ADA sites are available for visitors who need access.

Anastasia State Park Camping

Found among a harboring ancient stand of hardwoods, the amenity rich campground at Anastasia State Park offers electricity and water at most sites. Each site includes a fire ring, a picnic table, and a ground grill. Various hammock plants provide natural sight privacy from neighboring campers for many of the sites. The full facility campground at Anastasia State Park provides a dump station and trash compactor free to campers. Public telephones as well as bath houses are available that have been described as “extremely clean” by surveyed visitors to the park. Pets are allowed in the campground, although not in the bathrooms or the beach, and must be kept on a six-foot leash. Alcoholic beverages are allowed within individual campsites, but not in common areas of the park.

The Salt Run Outpost, the park store located near the entrance of the campground, offers an abundance of supplies for the camper including ice and firewood. Recreation equipment for beach and other activities can be rented here.

Anastasia Campground Road

Apart from the manmade amenities of the Anastasia State Park campground, the location and its overflow of natural beauty is the major draw. The wide, white sand beaches are just a short walk or bike ride from the campground. The beach has both driving and non-driving areas, important for parents with small children and those who just want to soak up the gorgeous vistas unencumbered by vehicles.
 
A myriad of recreational opportunities are available to the camper at Anastasia State Park. Swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, and hiking are just outside your tent flap. Nature lovers and photographers will find hundreds of species of wildlife and plants upon which to cast their gaze. Shopping and entertainment activities are also available in nearby St. Augustine.
 
So, if you want to be counted among the lucky campers who get to experience Anastasia State Park, make plans early and reserve your spot.  You can acquire more information concerning specific, seasonal happenings at the park and reserve your campsite by calling the ranger station at 904-461-2033.