Anastasia State Park RV & Campground Guide


Florida's Anastasia State Park has more than 1,600 acres of beaches, dunes and marshes. It's located on the Anastasia Island peninsula not far from the thriving city of St. Augustine. This popular recreation area draws in thousands of visitors every year who enjoy sunbathing, fishing, camping, surfing, kayaking and more. Anastasia State Park is also home to the Old Spanish Coquina Quarries where stone was mined to build the historic Castillo de San Marcos. This Florida state park is open to the public every day including major holidays from 8 a.m. until sundown. Nearby Cities • St. Augustine, FL • Palm Coast, FL • Jacksonville, FL • Palatka, FL

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Spring 54-85 F
Summer 72-91 F
Fall 56-87 F
Winter 46-70 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park Campground • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: Yes, in the Island Beach Shop and Grill • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 38 feet • Other amenities: free communal dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, a lending library, in-ground grills

Compass RV Resort

Take a trip to Old Florida and stay in one of the best RV parks in St. Augustine! Compass has three sections, The Grove, The Pond, and The Oasis, and each delivers a different experience at the campground. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, laundry, showers, dog park, laundry, nature trail

St. Augustine KOA

You're in a great spot to explore the historic city of St. Augustine from this campground on Anastasia Island. Visit the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (known as the site where Ponce de Leon landed in 1513), the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and the Lightner Museum. There’s great fishing nearby as well. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, showers, laundry​​, fishing, tour shuttle

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What to Do at
Anastasia State Park

Come to Anastasia State Park to enjoy the exceptional fresh food at the Island Beach Shop and Grill or check out the many nature interpretive guides and kiosks. You're welcome to rent paddleboards, kayaks, sailboats and canoes from the well-stocked Anastasia Watersports. There are also three picnic pavilion areas, three accessible playgrounds, four bathhouses and an amphitheater that hosts weekly farmer's markets. Some of the accessible features here include free beach wheelchair rentals, elevated beach boardwalks and a convenient Mobi-Mat.

Inside Anastasia State Park

There’s plenty to do as you explore the maritime forests and shores of Anastasia State Park. Go fishing, spot local birds, or do some surfing in the water. Activities in the park include:

Birding: Thanks to a variety of habitats, there is also a variety of birds that live in the park. It’s one of the most important areas for beach-nesting birds on the eastern coast of Florida. It’s also along the eastern coastal flyway for migrating birds, so many of them stop off to eat and rest in the park before continuing their journey. The park is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. 

Visit the Old Spanish Quarries: The Spanish Coquina Quarries in the park are the primary source of coquina, a variation of limestone that’s made up of sand and mollusk shells. The famous Castillo de San Marcos and other buildings in the Spanish colonial town of St. Augustine were made from coquina. The quarries are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Paddling: There are canoe and kayak launches in the park, and Anastasia Water Sports rents paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and sail boats. 

Geo-seeking: Many Florida parks have geocaches for visitors to find. Get off the beaten path and hunt for some treasures. 

Surfing: You can surf along the shores of the park as well, and get a closer look at the park’s water wildlife. 

Fishing Fishing

Anglers won't want to miss the opportunity to catch trout, black sea bass, flounder, mullet and reds. The main Salt Run area has a convenient fish-cleaning station. You can also venture out to the park's north end, but be sure to avoid the fragile marshes and dunes. Visitors over the age of 16 interested in fishing here must have a Florida fishing license.

Geocaching Geocaching

Anastasia State Park is home to several traditional geocaches and EarthCaches. Some of these caches may require you to traverse the boardwalks and look up facts about the beautiful dunes. If you're searching for caches in containers, be sure to fully seal them against the rain when you're done so that future explorers can enjoy them.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

The park has several interpretive exhibits that share interesting info on animals like North Atlantic right whales and sea turtles. The beautiful salt marsh is full of tall grasses and shrubs that make perfect nesting areas for local waterfowl. Consider walking the Marsh Trail to see various shorebirds, turtles and even the occasional manatee.

Flora and Fauna

Anastasia State Park is one of the best stops on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Stop by to see laughing gulls, black skimmers, wood storks, great blue herons, bald eagles, warblers and more. The tidal marsh is full of fish, crabs, dolphins and sea turtles. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the shifting dunes for a chance to spot the small and endangered Anastasia Island beach mouse.

Hiking Hiking

The most prominent route in the park is the Ancient Dunes Nature Trail. This primarily flat path travels over the old dunes and through a pleasantly shaded hammock. Some sections are uneven and may include hills or rough stairs. The trail will take you four miles one way down the stunning beach, giving you the chance to enjoy the vistas and search for shells.


Only sailboats are permitted in the Salt Run tidal marsh. It's essential to follow all posted speed and wake signs and avoid disturbing any of the delicate ecosystems. To rent a sailboat, you need to have previous sailing experience. Rentals are available from two hours before high tide until two hours after.

Swimming Swimming

Situated behind the Island Beach Shop and Grill, there's a designated swimming area with a lifeguard on duty during the summer. Be aware that even with a lifeguard there is some risk in ocean swimming like encountering rip tides. Surfboards and boogie boards are available for rent from the shop.


Bicyclists will adore the more than four miles of open beach as well as the additional public bike lanes along some of the park's main roads. Helmets are encouraged for all bikers and are required by law for those under the age of 16. Bike rentals start as low as $12.

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How to Get to
Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park is only 10 minutes from St. Augustine is less than one hour from Jacksonville. From St. Augustine, you'll want to head east over the Bridge of Lions and then follow Anastasia Park Road until you see the park. If you're starting further out in Jacksonville, take Phillips Highway south. After nearly 40 miles, you'll reach Anastasia Park Road, which will take you right to your destination.

Entering Anastasia State Park

Like most state parks there is a fee to enter Anastasia State Park

Pedestrians : $2.0

Bicyclists : $2.0

Single-occupant vehicles : $4.0

Vehicles with up to eight people : $8.0

Frequently Asked Questions About Anastasia State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Anastasia State Park?

Avoid this park's extreme summer temperatures by visiting in the milder fall and winter. You'll still be able to hike, surf, picnic, view the wildlife and more without enduring the unbearable heat.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Anastasia State Park?

Anastasia State Park is home to turtles, shorebirds, crabs, dolphins and many other marine animals. Birders especially will want to visit to see the osprey, roseate spoonbills, terns, painted buntings and woodpeckers.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Anastasia State Park?

The campground here has 139 campsites that allow both tents and RVs. All sites come with a picnic table, fire ring and water and electric hookups. Campers at Anastasia State Park must have their campsites established before 11 p.m. on the day of their arrival.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Anastasia State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are necessary and can be made up to 11 months in advance. Sites cost $28 per night plus tax. Campers with RVs will be charged an additional $6.70 nonrefundable reservation fee as well as a $7 nightly utility fee.

Are pets allowed at Anastasia State Park?

Pets are permitted as long as they're under control and well-behaved. In Florida state park campgrounds, pets must be kept in your camper during overnight quiet hours. Your pet must also be vaccinated, but you don't need written vaccination proof when reserving your campsite.