Limited Boating is available at Eden Gardens State Park; in that we are located on Tucker Bayou. Eden Gardens has no public boat ramps, no canoe launch facilities, although we have a small tie up or fishing stake. The end of County Road 395 does offer a public boat ramp facilities maintained by Walton County. Caution is advised to any boater not familiar with these waters. Tucker Bayou is a relatively shallow body that provides a connection to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Choctahatchee Bay, and River. The Bayou is shallow. The pass that connects the Bayou to the Bay is named the shallows and is not maintained for vessel navigation. Boaters not experienced with these waters are recommended to not attempt navigating the shallows. Best access to deeper waters is to enter the intracoastal on the east of Tucker Island then head east toward west bay or west toward the Choctawhatchee Bay. Any craft that runs a ground is the responsibility of the crafts owner. Recommended boating opportunities are limited to smaller craft; Sea Kayaks, Canoes, Fishing skiffs (John Boats), pontoon boats, Ski Boats, Bass Boats. Larger vessels may not find it possible to launch into the shallow waterway.
Enjoy fishing in the Tucker Bayou, home to species like redfish and speckled trout. A Florida freshwater fishing license is required.
The park's waters are teeming with bass, catfish, mullet and bluegill for those who prefer freshwater catches.
Kayak or canoe while casting a line into these calm bayous that house an abundance of fish varieties.
For saltwater enthusiasts, venture out further where flounder and sheepshead await your baited hook.
Remember to follow all state regulations regarding size limits and catch quantities when enjoying this angler's paradise.