Primarily a swimming and surfing park, Fort Pierce is the site where the U.S. Navy Seals and the Navy Underwater Demolition Team trained. The coastal park of Fort Pierce also serves as the headquarters for two nearby day use parks: Jack Island State Preserve and Avalon State Recreation Area. Multi-use trails and a variety of water sports attract visitors to these three eastern Florida parks. Bird-watching is particularly successful at Jack Island and Dynamite Point within Fort Pierce Inlet State Recreation Area.
Recreational activities include swimming, surfing, picnicking, hiking, beaches, biking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, youth camping, and wildlife viewing. From January to June of each year, take a leisurely, ranger-guided walk through one of the few remaining stands of coastal hammock in South Florida. Observe plants native to this region. Walk lasts approximately one hour. Please call the park to make reservations.
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