Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is a Florida State Park located near Palm Coast, Florida, along A1A. The park is most famous for its formal gardens, but it also preserves the original habitat of a northeast Florida barrier island.Using our online itinerary creator, Palm Coast attractions like Washington Oaks Gardens State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Habitats preserved by the park include beach, coastal scrub, coastal hammock, and tidal marshes.
Vegetation includes southern live oaks, magnolias, hickories, cabbage palmettos, and saw palmettos . Plants that can be found in the gardens are roses, camellias, and azaleas, among others.
Wildlife include sea turtles, Florida gopher tortoises, West Indian manatees, white-tailed deer, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, Virginia opossums, eastern gray squirrels, pileated woodpeckers, northern cardinals, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and Florida scrub jays.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Reviews
Spent several hours walking the grounds and gardens. Great history display in former home of Youngs. Backs up to Inland Waterway. Across the street to the beach to see Coquina Rocks. Easy walking more »
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Our first day in Palm Coast we walked the grounds and sat by the water. The gazebo is situated nicely on the grounds. The gift shop has some interesting... more »
This place was absolutely beautiful. Quiet and filled with nature at every turn. The stunning plans and the well-kept trails makes this a go to for any nature Enthusiast or person just looking for a nice quiet place to take a walk. Many of places to have a picnic or family celebration. Enjoy the barbecue grills and seating area down by the water or down at the picnic area. There are many seating areas throughout the gardens and many picture opportunities. Be sure to check out the gift shop as well as the plant cell every second Saturday of the month. Along with your admission to the garden, you get admission to the beach side on the Matanzas Inlet...the rocks and shells are intriguing.
One word YUMM. The Friday fish fry is a must. My wife loves the baked and I love the fried. If you can't make up your mind you can have both. We love their home made chips or the potato pancakes and all of that you can get a single order or ALL YOU CAN EAT. They just keep it coming. What a great place but sometimes the line is long depending on how you hit it. Great fast wait staff.
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