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1000 Faver Dykes Road
St. Augustine, Florida   32086

Phone: 904-794-0997
Reservations: 904-794-0997
Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida's east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities. Pellicer Creek is a designated state canoe trail and visitors can rent canoes at the park. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 1.
History of the Area
Located in St. Johns County, Florida, the park was established on land donated by Hiram Faver and his wife Lucy.

The 600-acre property became a state park in 1955 to preserve its unique natural features for public enjoyment.

Hiram Faver served as Clerk of Circuit Court from 1928-1963 and used this position to advocate for conservation efforts.

He named it after James E Dykes who had been instrumental in establishing Anastasia State Park nearby.

Visitors can enjoy camping facilities along with nature trails showcasing local flora and fauna within the preserved ecosystem.
Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES web page.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingWater/Electric Sitesyes
Faver-Dykes State Park has thirty (30) campsites. Each campsite has water, electricity, in-ground fire circle with a grill and a picnic table. There are hot showers and restrooms for your use. None of the sites have sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station located at the campground. The sites are located in a shady hardwood hammock and natural vegetation buffers are located between most of the sites. Reservations can be made by calling our Reservation Center at 1-800-326-3521. These reservations can be made up to eleven (11) months in advance of the day you wish to arrive.

Youth Camping

Faver-Dykes State Park has a primitive youth camping area that will accommodate up to 100 people. This is a primitive facility which includes a pitcher pump for water, fire circle and a pit toilet. Reservations are available for youth groups only by calling the park directly at 904-794-0997.
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The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a boat ramp available that provides access to Pellicer Creek, which is popular among canoeists and kayakers due to its calm waters. Canoe rentals are also offered within the park itself. In addition, fishing boats can be used in designated areas with proper licensing.

Pellicer Creek is a designated Florida state canoe trail. The creek and tributaries offer a beautiful place to observe the varied bird and marine life of the area. Canoes are available for rent by advanced reservation.
Pellicer Creek borders the southern boundary of the park and is popular for fishing. Both saltwater and freshwater species can be caught in Pellicer Creek. Red drum, black drum, sheepshead, spotted seatrout, common snook can all be caught from the parks fishing dock. Freshwater species such as large mouth bass and bream can be caught closer to the creek headwaters. A saltwater fishing license is required for non-residents and for those fishing from a boat and a freshwater fishing license is required when fishing for freshwater species. Size and bag limits are strictly enforced. All of the current regulations are available at the park.

Faver-Dykes State Park provides picnic facilities located along beautiful Pellicer Creek. There are two covered pavilions with other tables and grills located throughout the picnic area. The picnic areas close proximity to the creek affords a short walk to the parks fishing dock. The picnic area is located under a canopy of large old growth long leaf pine trees, which create a soft ground cover of pine needles. One of the pavilions is available on a reservation basis by calling the park. Restroom facilities and a children's play area is also available in the picnic area.
The park has two 1/2 mile loop nature trails. One trail begins near the picnic area and winds along the pine flatwoods into the scrub and along Pellicer Creek. The other trail begins in the campground and winds along the hardwood hammock and along the banks of Pellicer Creek. Several miles of park boundary roads and back woods roads are also available for hiking. Please make prior arrangements with park staff to hike these backwoods areas.
Biking is permitted on the park's main roads. However, be aware that these are shared with motor vehicles.

There aren't any designated bike trails available within this area. Therefore, caution must always be exercised.

Cyclists should remain vigilant for wildlife and pedestrians while biking in this location to avoid accidents or disturbances.

Helmets are highly recommended due to potential hazards from traffic and uneven road surfaces throughout the region.

Remember: safety first! Always follow all posted rules and regulations when cycling here.

Lastly, please respect nature by staying on established paths only - it protects both you & local ecosystems!

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 17 peaceful getaway by helen thornton
park review stars; one to five i stayed there with a couple of my friends and we loved it . It was so peaceful and we like how its far back in the woods. i would recommend to everyone who wants to get away for a nice and quiet get away to go there.
November 3 Peace and Quiet by Harley
park review stars; one to five This was our first visit to the park and we absolutely loved it. It was clean, quiet and just what we needed for a weekend getaway. The sites were very spacious and private. Everyone was very friendly. Will be back again
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Pet camping is available at Faver-Dykes State Park. Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Tethered pets must not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Quiet hours must be observed from 11:00 p.m.--8:00 a.m. Pet owners must pick up after their pets. Florida law requires that pets be vaccinated against rabies. Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in the park. Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds, or fish must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park property. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to board the pet outside the park or to leave the campground.

Take Interstate 95 to exit #298 which is US 1. Go north on US 1 for 300 yards and turn right on Faver?Dykes Road. Go 1.5 miles on Faver-Dykes Road to Faver-Dykes State Park.

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