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