Florida Scenics Blog- The art of Sharon Osterholt

The Florida State Park Plein Air Painting Tour – Painting each of Florida's State Parks on location

Park #123 -Don Pedro Island State Park


Since Don Pedro Island State Park is mostly an island off shore and only accessible by private  boat, it wasn’t on my original list of parks to visit. My tour is only for parks accessible by car. But, Don Pedro Island State Park does have a “land base”. This is a 100 acre park on the mainland across the small channel with a boat launch and dock for kayakers to launch and paddle over to the island. So this is where we visited.

We arrived on cool overcast morning just as the clouds were starting to give way to blue sky. The parking area is about 1/8 mile easy walk to the dock. There was a group gathering to paddle board over to the main island, so we walked around a little trail to the other side of some mangroves. The end of the trail offered a peaceful view of the bay.

As I set up my gear, Rick fished the shoreline. He didn’t have much luck with the fishing though. By the time we headed back to the car, the tide had come up and flooded the trail. Thankfully it was only an inch under water, no need to swim out!

For more information about this park, visit their website


Don Pedro Land Base – 8×10″ oil on linen panel


2 comments on “Park #123 -Don Pedro Island State Park

  1. marge drew
    November 22, 2015

    Fantastic painting Sharon.  love your photos too.Sorry fishing was just fishing..not catching. Gladyou did not have to swim out with your supplies. LOLThanksMargé 

    • FlaScenics
      November 22, 2015

      ThAnks Margie. Im getting better at the sea grapes! Oh the tides seem to be crazy high this year. We’ve seen it over docks and trails in several places we’ve been to.

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