Blogs from St George Island State Park, Florida, United States, North America

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February 1, 2010, Monday, St. George Island, SP We found a Laundromat in Apalachicola, and decided to explore the historic area. Lots of “cutsie-pie” touristy shops along this “forgotten coast” and a few restaurants, as the weather was cloudy and cool, we stopped for some “fish-chowder”. Back at St. George Island, we visited the newly rebuilt Lighthouse. It had a history of being in the wrong place, hit with lots of hurricanes and finally just falling down due to erosion. So it was rebuilt and dedicated in 2008. We walked the 92 steps to the top for a neat view. Back at the park, we took a great, long hike through the jungle, to the beach and back to the campground. Bob kept complaining about a “ Forced Death March” or something?! I thought it was ... read more
View from the top
The beach at St. George
Woodpecker at our camp site


The scenic route past acres and acres of beautiful horse farms between Ocala and Williston is amazing. Beyond that the scene changes rather dramatically. We camped at the Suawanee River Camp Ground in Dixie County. This colorful slice of America is the land of turkey and boar hunting, catfish fishing, drive in prayer services at the Dairy King and permanent garage sales. We had previously taken I-75 to get to the Panhandle. This year's trip via State Routes 27, 19 and 98 had more interesting diversions. We camped at the Carabelle RV Park for two nights before getting to St. George Island. Carabelle's harbor is lovely. The WWII Museum is a little hard to find; but it has an interesting collection and fascinating story. Caraballe was the site of Camp Gordon Johnson, a major army base ... read more
Lunch at Boss Oyster, Apalachicola
Wes and the Pelican
The Tin Shack, Apalachicola


The spring semester of Junior year at CN was so difficult; it was full of studying, homework, tests, projects, papers, and many late nights. When February came around, my roommates (most of them, at least) and I realized that Spring Break was just around the corner, and we needed a very relaxing break. We had never been on a Spring Break trip before, and we wanted to go somewhere that would allow us to leave the everyday behind. After a ruthless search on the Internet, we came up with so many possibilities, but one choice shined above them all - Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park (or DJGBSGISP or St. George). I think we made a great choice. St. George had everything that we wanted - an island getaway, little to no people, ... read more
Enjoying the Beach
Seagull
Roommates


The Panhandle of Florida’s West coast, the forgotten coast “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness”--- Seneca We decided to bike today. The morning was cool so we biked out of the park some 4.8 miles and then into the town of St. George. It was sunny and a great day to bike. We stopped at some real estate offices to check on all the signs we saw. We discovered most of the signs were for rentals and the other were investments, an ocean front lot goes for one million, so much for our thoughts of getting a little place on the beach. We can’t complain the state park will always be there, I hope. Our trip to the end of the island ran into a private gated community, bikers ... read more
Boat Motor
Boat
Beach


Click on the to see more about the state park St George State Park “ Always be a little kinder than necessary” -James m. Barre We walked around Manatee Springs in the AM, the water is so warm, I can understand why the manatees like to come here. It is a wonderful place to picnic and walk the boardwalks and view the rare birds nestled along the Suwannee River. We didn’t see any manatee but there were lots of vultures, doing their clean up job. We fueled up and continued our journey west and north along the panhandle coast. We arrived at St. George State Park. This area is called the forgotten coast of Florida, and that is a wonderful secret. The campground is just beautiful, it is set back some 4.5 miles from the park ... read more
Kelly and Bob on Beach
Campsite
Beach




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