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Friends of

Bahia Honda State Park

Dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park.

 

Dear Friends, 

Hurricane Irma severely impacted our beloved Bahia Honda State Park. If you wish to help in the rebuilding, please consider a donation via the donate buttons on our various tabs. ,Loggerhead Beach is now open on the Atlantic side with access available from both parking lots. 

Thank you,  

Friends of Bahia Honda State Park

Help with the Healing and Rebuilding

As many of us are pondering the future of Bahia Honda State Park, let us take this viewpoint into consideration. If we continue to view things as they used to be we will forever remain saddened that they are not the same. If we look at this as a new beginning we can all witness its regrowth and restoration and become a part of its future. Bahia Honda has endured hurricanes since its rise from the sea, it will recover and prosper, and so shall we.

We know many of you are wondering what is happening at Bahia Honda State Park. The Friends group wanted to share some insight to what has taken place at Bahia Honda and what’s to come. A lot of progress is already underway with groups of contractors and park staff working every day. There is a lot to do.

Since reopening last fall, we’ve made great strides to improve access to more areas and services in the park and its marina. Portions of the park will not be accessible to guests while clean-up and rebuilding continue. Calusa Beach, the Marina and Loggerhead Beach are all now open so we can enjoy the Atlantic side!

We also wanted to provide some photos so you can see what happened and continue to see the progress being made. Feel free to visit The Friends of Bahia Honda’s Facebook page to see the latest updates.

The Friends of Bahia Honda welcome your donations to help us rebuild. Every penny stays right here at the park and will be used for improvements and restoration. Please consider donating what you can. Every dollar will make a difference. Another easy way to support Bahia Honda is to go to Amazon Smile and select The Friends of Bahia Honda to be your charity. The link is https://smile.amazon.com/ Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity you select. This is a great start to helping the Friends help the park and costs nothing! Make sure you download and use the Amazon Smile app to make future purchases.

Thank you for checking in and remember…

“Unity is strength. . . where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford




Friends Of Bahia Honda State Park

The Friends of Bahia is a not-for-profit, grass roots group of volunteers dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park.  We work closely with Park Management and the Florida Park Service to help accomplish these goals.  All donations go directly to the support of the park and related services.
 
 
Your membership entitles you to 7 days of admission to the park for one year (Each for one vehicle with up to 8 occupants), our newsletter, calendar and an invitation to member only special events.
 

Dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park

In The News

Lobster Palooza 2017

Lobster Palooza 2017

Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bahia Honda State Park is set to host their 6th annual Mini-Season Event- Lobster Palooza- on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Would you like to know more about spiny lobster season? Are you coming...

Sand Sculpture 2017

Sand Sculpture 2017

The Sand Sculpture is Finished! Here it is, the spectacular sculpture is finished. Thank you Rick Mungeam for another great centerpiece! Make sure you stop by the Nature Center and check it out. The Friends love sponsoring such artistic projects!!

Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017

What a wonderful event today! Mother Nature did her best to cooperate with the weather, into every life some rain must fall, but still we had so many families come to the Park to join in on the fun. Thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors, musicians, amazing...

1 day ago

Friends of Bahia Honda State Park

Regional planting team, Rangers and volunteers joined together to plant trees at Bahia Honda State Park ...

 

Comment on Facebook

When will Sandspur Beach be open?

We love it there. Thank-you!

Thank you!

Makes me happy. Thanks!

Thank you.

Awesome

Great photos = great event!

Fantastic! ♥️🌱

Thank You!!! Can't wait to get back!!

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5 days ago

Friends of Bahia Honda State Park

The Turtle Hospital
Bath time for baby sea turtles at the Turtle Hospital!
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Comment on Facebook

Siobhan Thompson Bailey Rose Kracht

Judy Eisenberg thought you’d like this!

Breana Sowers another job for us!

Can I be next that looks like it would be fun to bath a turtle

Tracy Nowaczyk Bailey Belanger

John Patch

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2 weeks ago

Friends of Bahia Honda State Park

Where do your donations go? ...

 

Comment on Facebook

Thanks Kathy

Thank you for the work and for the pictures! You all are the best! Fun to see what our donations buy!! OK...we’ll pony up more soon:)

When r they taken that fence down.I wanna go on the beach

Has that auger been working over at Sandspur campground??? Enquiring minds want to know... 😎

Good to know info!

How we can help?

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Beach Walk, History Walk or Rangers Choice, Come exploring with us. ...

Beach Walk, History Walk or Rangers Choice, Come exploring with us.

 

Comment on Facebook

Yes we are. You can purchase them at the Nature Center or online on our website at friendsofbahiahonda.org

Will you be offering similar programs in February?

March?? Unfortunately I work in a school and we are hoping to make it down again for my spring break at the end of March. We have visited the Keys the last three years, and obviously devastated that last year we really could not enjoy our favorite beach due to the hurricane. How are things now?

Ate you still selling memory bricks?

Are there January night sky events open to the public???

Love all these choices!

Roger Carr and LeaAnn Shipp Carr y’all should go!! I wanna go!

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2 weeks ago

Friends of Bahia Honda State Park

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Comment on Facebook

Thanks for sharing my art...

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Events

Lobster Palooza 2017

Lobster Palooza 2017

Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bahia Honda State Park is set to host their 6th annual Mini-Season Event- Lobster Palooza- on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Would you like to know more about spiny lobster season? Are you coming...

Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017

What a wonderful event today! Mother Nature did her best to cooperate with the weather, into every life some rain must fall, but still we had so many families come to the Park to join in on the fun. Thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors, musicians, amazing...

At The Park

Lobster Palooza 2017

Lobster Palooza 2017

Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bahia Honda State Park is set to host their 6th annual Mini-Season Event- Lobster Palooza- on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Would you like to know more about spiny lobster season? Are you coming...