Deer Lake State Park

Deer Lake State Park, Santa Rosa Beach: Address, Phone Number, Deer Lake State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Deer Lake State Park
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beach1
1 contribution
Deer lake state park closed
Jul 2020 • Family
Who in the world would close this state park in the middle of heavy tourist season. What a waste, now all the other beach access points are jammed full. Ever hear of social distancing? Must be some pathetic manager making these decisions...
Written 25 July 2020
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Roland D
Henrico, United States96 contributions
Nice little park
Mar 2020
It is a small state park that has a ramp to access the beach. There are picnic tables at the parking lot and the fee is $3. Bring singles because there is nobody to provide change - honor system
Written 9 March 2020
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Lgogis
Zionsville, IN135 contributions
Top tier park is slightly less appealing due to new home constructions too close to the park and beach
Oct 2019 • Family
Top tier park is slightly less appealing due to new home constructions too close to the park and beach. Five years ago I remember feeling I was on a deserted strip of fabulous beach that was almost all to ourselves. This trip also was a fall break trip so easy to make month comparisons. Many have mentioned these concerns. I would add instead of two other individuals this time while in park maybe 20 others. Still..., this IS a gem of a park and you can spread out to find a nice beach spot. Thanks for keeping the park clean and clear. 30A always love!
Written 26 October 2019
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bwwilliams65
New Concord, Ohio426 contributions
Beauty offset by very unpleasant ranger
Jul 2019 • Family
Rode bicycle into entry early morning to see if this would be a good place for my large family, ages 7-79, to visit. With other state parks being free for the summer, assumed that was the case here. Once I reached the parking area, was approached by the ranger whose first question was if I paid the $2 entry. I informed him I had no interest in accessing the beach, but just was looking at handicap parking, restrooms, and method to access the beach. He didn’t care instructed me to leave immediately. Such a very unpleasant man who has no need to interest with the public in the manner in which he did. Regardless, returned the next day with my family. Small parking area. Very long boardwalk to the beach ramp but the scenery along the boardwalk is beautiful. Beach is not crowded and 3/4 mile long. Restroom needs updated.
Written 13 July 2019
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George G
Miami5 contributions
Fantastic landscape
Nov 2018
This is one of many dune parks located in the general Destin, Florida area. This, in particular, has a long boardwalk constructed above the pristine Dune habitats from the parking lot, all the way to the beach; wonderful photo opportunities from a high perspective. A very peaceful and beautiful place.
Written 2 July 2019
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Penny Hollingsworth
84 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful beach
Oct 2018 • Family
Deer lake is so beautiful and peaceful. Love going there to read and relax with family. Normally not to crowded there.
Written 17 June 2019
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387indy
Coral Springs, FL4 465 contributions
Deer Lake State Park
May 2019 • Solo
Deer Lake State Parkis a very good park with more Deer than dune buggies. I did not see either. I did see rabbits, squirles , birds, and snakes.
Written 11 May 2019
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Suzanne N
Lake Orion, MI347 contributions
Gorgeous
Apr 2019 • Couples
Worth stopping in to check out the view even if you don't stay the whole day. There are outhouses in the parking lot which is quite a walk from the beach.
Written 1 May 2019
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cat momma
Titusville, FL521 contributions
Beautiful park, but wish launching your own kayak was offered.
Apr 2019 • Couples
Would love to put our own kayaks in here, but the park makes it harder to do that...guessing to make you rent theirs.
Written 13 April 2019
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Sharon C
Monroe, LA64 contributions
This makes me sad !
Jun 2018
Deer Lake is still beautiful, but they have built houses, etc. all around it so it is no longer an escape where you feel isolated.
Written 13 April 2019
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