Miles of brilliant white sand and high dunes will impress visitors
to this park situated on the St. Joseph spit, bounded on the west
by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by St. Joseph Bay. The
northern part of the preserve has been designated as a
Low tide in Eagle Bay (you will see soon after you enter the park)
is a great place to see great blue, little blue, and tricolored
herons, as well as great and snowy egrets. Because the bay is
sheltered, it offers winter refuge for a large variety of
shorebirds, as well as red-breasted mergansers, common loons, and
horned grebes. For birders, the biggest draw is probably migration.
This park is considered the best place to see peregrine falcons, in
addition to a variety of migrating raptors and warblers. Bald
eagles are regularly seen, as are bottlenosed dolphins offshore.
Inland, look for foxes, skunks, raccoons, and beach mice.
Department of Environmental Protection (850) 227-1327
Take U.S. Highway 98 from Port St. Joe for 1.5 miles south to
County Road 30A. Proceed south for about six miles, then turn
west onto County 30-E. The park entrance is about eight miles
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