Florida Closes 30 State Parks Ahead of Andrea

June 6, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Florida Closes 30 State Parks Ahead of Andrea

A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifying on June 6 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall  today near Steinhatchee, Fla.
(Photo: NOAA via Getty Images)

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 today (June 6), all parks remain open for day use except for Anclote Key Preserve.

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:

  • Lake Manatee River State Park
  • Oscar Scherer State Park
  • 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
  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park – All shows and boat tours are cancelled and slides are closed to the pubic.


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