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Anastasia State Park is a 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) Florida State Park located on a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of Anastasia Island across Matanzas Bay from downtown St. Augustine. The park has a variety of wildlife, birds and plants in a setting of beaches, tidal salt marsh, and marine and upland hammock.

Anastasia State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Anastasia State Park
Map showing the location of Anastasia State Park
Location St. Johns County, Florida, United States
Nearest city St. Augustine, Florida
Coordinates 29°51′43″N 81°16′23″W / 29.86194°N 81.27306°W / 29.86194; -81.27306Coordinates: 29°51′43″N 81°16′23″W / 29.86194°N 81.27306°W / 29.86194; -81.27306
Area 1,700 acres (6.9 km2)
Established 1949
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Recreational activitiesEdit

Activities include bird watching, camping, fishing, sun bathing, running, surfing, sail boarding, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and picnicking.

Amenities include a campground and nature trails, and the park is unique in being the site of a quarry from which the coquina stone used in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine was mined.

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Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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