Faver Dykes State Park

Faver Dykes Ranger Station
Faver Dykes Ranger Station
Faver Dykes is a little known out-of-the-way state park situated along Pelicer Creek. The park is fairly small in comparison to other parks but very nice to spend some time at. The roads are all sand and coquina rock in places. They are narrow and in the summer months can become quite sandy. There is a large Day-Use area with lots of picnic tables, bathroom, covered pavilions, and a dock for fishing. There is no swimming in the park due to aggressive aquatic water life such as alligators. The water is brackish and there is a combination of both fresh and salt water fish in the area. You will need lots of mosquito repellent most of the year but the late fall and winter months are pretty great.

The park has a separate boat launch area with a small dock, canoe and kayak rentals and a bathroom. Both the Day Use Area and the boat launch area is a great place to watch the sunset. The camping area is located all the way in the back of the park. All the sites are coquina rock and dirt with water and electric. The dump station is located at the bathhouse. Even though the bathhouse is older and could use some repairs and renewal here and there it does have lots of hot water. The camp host has access to a washer and dryer but not the campers. There is a large outdoor theater area with trails leading to the creek and the areas around the camping and Day Use Area. The ranger station for check-in is only opened a few hours each day. Most people pay online and just go to their site when they arrive. The ranger will come by your site and give you a receive and the gate combination.

The grandkids came for a visit while we were there because we were so close to home. The park area for kids is a great adventure with swings, slides, monkey bars, lots of trees for shade and room to run around with a small dock into the water to fish. There are no swimming areas in the park which is a bummer but who wants to swim with alligators anyway!?! The entire park is mostly pine trees which make a lovely sound when the wind blows through them. The waterway along the picnic area faces kind of westerly so we enjoyed some pretty nice sunsets. While we were there we saw deer, a wild pig, turtles, lots of different birds and a guy caught a large catfish.

Whatever you need in the way of supplies, food and the like can best be gotten in St. Augustine. With its close proximity to I-95, you are not far from Daytona and Jacksonville as well. We have gone to this park for a lot of years and it has just been in the last 5 years that it is being found by other than us locals. It is a quiet park with some wild life and some great fishing. We didn’t catch anything but while we were there we saw a couple of people who did. It is just nice to sit in a lounge chair on the little dock and watch the water float by.

Faver-Dykes State Park
1000 Faver-Dykes Road
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
(904) 794-0997

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Faver-Dykes

20 BACKIN 30AMP 4
25 BACKIN 30AMP 4
30 BACKIN 30AMP 2
35 BACKIN 30AMP 17

Admission Fee:

$5.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in the vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Camping Fee:

$18.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity. Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100 percent disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to receive a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees. Proof of eligibility

Canoe Rentals

Canoes can be reserved by calling the park.

$5.00 plus tax per hour.
$25.00 plus tax for 5 or more hours (all day).

WHERE TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

GAS

Flying J Travel Plaza
950 Florida 206
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 794-0426
http://pilotflyingj.com

BP Gas Station
U.S. Highway 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086

Mobil
10055 US Highway 1 South
St. Augustine, Fl 32086
(904) 794-2112

GROCERIES

Currie’s Market
2417 U.S. Highway 1
St. Augustine, Fl 32086
(904) 794-9059

Publix Super Market at Moultrie Square
4255 U.S. Highway 1 South #1
St. Augustine, Fl 32086
(904) 794-1100
www.publix.com

RV SUPPLIES

Ocean Grove RV
6775 U.S. Highway 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 797-5732
www.oceangroverv.com

Camping World
600 Outlet Mall Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(866) 413-8680
www.campingworld.com

PROPANE

Ocean Grove RV
6775 U.S. Highway 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 797-5732
www.oceangroverv.com

Camping World
600 Outlet Mall Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(866) 413-8680
www.campingworld.com

Flying J Travel Plaza
950 Florida 206
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 794-0426
http://pilotflyingj.com

LAUNDRY

Barb’s Laundry
1945 A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-2212

Laundry Room
405 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 824-4262

MEDICAL SERVICES

Flagler Hospital
400 Health Park Blvd
St Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 819-5155
http://flaglerhospital.org

RESTAURANTS

There are literally hundreds of different restaurants in and around St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach and the St. Augustine Shores areas. All you have to do is turn right on U.S.1. and head north from the park and you will find something that interests you and your family within a few miles. Or you can search using zip code 32086 as a starting point.


Enjoy our pictures from Faver Dykes State Park