Faver-Dykes State Park (St. Augustine, Florida)
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3.8Tammy's Tally

Dates of Stay: December 5 – 12, 2016

When I arrived at this park, I felt like I was in the television show “Land of the Lost.” I expected a dinosaur to lumber out at any moment!

Or, do you remember the movie “The Yearling?” With all the palmettos around, it reminded me a lot of this Gregory Peck film about a boy and his deer. It was filmed in the Ocala National Forest in Florida, so it’s no wonder the comparison sprang to mind.

We did in fact see some deer on our evening walks, along with squirrels, and even wild turkeys.

There were also other creatures of the unwelcome variety: ticks! Each time Rocket and Pinkie stuck their heads in the palmettos to sniff around, they came out with at least a couple of ticks on their heads. I kid you not. I did my best to keep them out of the brush, and I sprayed them with a natural tick deterrent. It seemed to help.

The park sits on Pellicer Creek, which leads out to the Atlantic Ocean.

The entire park is very sandy, including the campsites,  except for the disabled accessible ones. I don’t know how I lucked out to get one of those, but I was very happy I did.

Sites are electric and water only, with a dump station. Bathrooms are clean and well-kept. You can’t beat 18 bucks a night in December in Florida!

It’s about a half-hour drive into St. Augustine. Anastasia State Park is much closer, but it was full.