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.
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.
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
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
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.