Anastasia State Park Recreation Area

Washington Oaks State Gardens consists of 410 acres of Florida's coastal scenery extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Matanzas River. It's the Real Florida. The land was a part of the Bella Vista Plantation owned by Gen. Joseph Hernandez, and given in to the state in 1964 by Mr. and Mrs. Owen D. Young.
Activities:
  • Scenic walking trails
  • Surf fishing
  • Swimming (no life guards)
  • Picknicking
  • Some wheelchair accessibility but wide tired wheelchairs or all terrain wheelchairs are recommended.
Park Rules:
  • All plant and animal life is protected in State Parks. Hunting, livestock grazing and timber removal are not permitted.
  • Do not remove, deface, mutilate or molest any natural resources.
  • For your safety, do not feed any animals.
  • Intoxicants and firearms are not permitted.
  • Pets are not allowed on bathing beaches or in the gardens. Where pets are allowed, they must be kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and be well-behaved at all times.
  • Guide dogs for the deaf and blind are welcome in all areas of the park.
Contact Information
Washington Oaks State Gardens
6400 N Oceanshore Blvd.
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Just south of St. Augustine Beach
(904) 446-6780
www.dep.state.fl.us/parks
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