Tropical Storm Andrea Forces State Park Campground Closures

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is issuing 30 state park campground closures due to Tropical Storm Andrea’s expected landfall in the Big Bend region. As of Thursday, all parks remain open for day use except for Anclote Key Preserve.

Tropical Storm Andrea is expected to make landfall Thursday in the vicinity of Cedar Key. The primary effects from Andrea are expected to be heavy rainfall across much of the Florida peninsula and southeastern U.S, minor to locally moderate storm surge flooding along portions of the west coast of Florida, and isolated tornadoes across the Florida peninsula. Numerous tornado warnings and river flood warnings are in effect across the state.

The Department advises that the public check the state parks website for updates on the status of parks and trails, which park staff is constantly updating. For the most up to date alerts on Tropical Storm Andrea’s effects, follow the Department on Twitter @FLDepAlert and @FLStateParks.

The following park and trail campgrounds are currently closed:

St. George Island State Park
Ochlockonee River State Park
Fanning Springs State Park
Fort Clinch State Park
Gold Head Branch State Park
Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park
Manatee Springs State Park
O’Leno State Park
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Rainbow Springs State Park
River Rise Preserve State Park
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Suwannee River State Park
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Camps
Anastasia State Park
Cross Florida Greenway
Faver-Dykes State Park
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Kissimmee Prairie Reserve State Park
Ravine Gardens State Park
Silver River State Park
Alafia River State Park
Anclote Key Preserve State Park
Caladesi Island State Park
Highlands Hamock State Park
Hillsborough River State Park
Lake Manatee River State Park
Oscar Scherer State Park
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park – All shows and boat tours are cancelled and slides are closed to the pubic.

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