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Deer Lake State Park

Plan an escape to the year-round sun and warmth with a visit to Florida. Many visitors plan plenty of beach time, hiking, biking, and other time in the sun. Deer Lake State Park is a newly improved park in Santa Rosa Beach! The park is located at 6350 E. County Road 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach and is open 8 a.m. – sundown, 365 days a year. The contact phone number is 850-267-8300. Entry is $3/vehicle of 2-8 passengers and $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and any passengers of more than eight/vehicles. There is an honor box to leave the correct change.

Water Activities

Go for a leisurely swim, snorkel, or cast a line to see what’s biting. You can also head out on a paddleboard or kayak adventure! If you decide to fish, make sure to secure a combination saltwater/freshwater Florida fishing license first.

Coastal Dune Lake

Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total locations around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. Dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due a mix of both salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline. One of the most beautiful state parks on 30A, Deer Lake State Park is named after the lake within its boundaries.

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Since August of 2021, Deer Lake State Park has undergone several improvements. The newly paved park access road leads to new picnic shelters, upgraded restroom facilities, and even connections to utilities for RVs. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the park for the day or overnight!

Land Activities

The biggest draw is, of course, the beach. Spend time on the sand walking or running, sunbathing, building sand castles, and more. If you’re hoping for another form of exercise, there are nearby trails where you can hike, a new and improved picnic area to relax and enjoy a bite, and awesome places perfect for birding and wildlife viewing.

Beach Fun on the Best State Parks on 30A

You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast to experience a new place on a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones. While you’re planning all your outdoor fun, make sure you book a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Properties. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to six bedrooms for a large group reunion at the beach! Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Units have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and in-unit laundry. For a luxury stay, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat-screen TVs, an elevator, and more to make the stay one you’ll never forget.

Call us today to start planning a fun-filled visit to Route 30A and the Emerald Coast!