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 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

The Sandspur Trolley will be closed the afternoon of Sunday, April 21 and all day Monday April 22. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. ...

Another batch of bricks added to the walkway to the sea ...


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Very nice! Can't wait to see ours!

Can’t wait to see ours!!!

Dear Lord we pray we can get a reservation to visit this beautiful park

Was Fred's brick placed in this batch?

Anyway to find out if our brick has been placed, and where?

Is it too late to get a brick?

Very nice. We were just there and this is an impressive addition.

We’re down here now. It was great to see the brick we ordered last year. 👍

Love this!!! Can I order a brick for this???

Looks good! Will have to get down there to see it !

We are so thankful to everyone who has supported our Walkway to the Sea!! You too can leave your message! 👣

Wish i was there

Looks so great!!! 10 days till we see for ourselves. Keep up the great work, we love seeing the differences every year.

Looks great

You can purchase a brick by stopping in at the park and filing out a form or by going to our website and printing a form and mailing it in.

Yes, are brick donations still needed?!


Looks great!!!!


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Trolley Drivers Needed!

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park is seeking individuals to join our team of Trolley drivers.

The Sandspur Trolley tour starts at the Nature Center at Bahia Honda State Park and travels to Sandspur Beach with a stop at the old campground and allows for a 10-15 minute walk on Sandspur Beach. This tour gives visitors a chance to learn about the parks very special and growing eco system, and to gain knowledge on history of the park.

We are seeking volunteers to drive our 8 person trolley cart one or more days a week from 9:30am-3:00pm, who are willing and able to narrate the tour. Knowledge of the park is desired but not required. Interpretive script will be provided. Drivers must have a current driver’s license, become members of the Friends of Bahia Honda, purchase a volunteer shirt, be professional and pleasant at all times, be able to work in hot weather, be comfortable handling money, sign a volunteer agreement with the park and attend training. For more information contact Nancy Olson:

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Friends of Bahia Honda Inc.
PO Box 430403
Big Pine Key, FL 33043-0403

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Look what volunteer Wally Olson and Junior Ranger Kolton Cross made for us. Our very own lending library. ...

Look what volunteer Wally Olson and Junior Ranger Kolton Cross made for us. Our very own lending library.Image attachment


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That’s awesome 👍😎 Great job guys 😎👍

Great idea. Perhaps Audubon or native species guides will be donated. ??

I've seen these on fb in other areas. Thought it was a great idea...

Great! I always liked bringing books for the sanspur donation table.

Very nice. I was just telling the manager of Vogel State Park that it would be nice to have one here for campers.

We have a book exchange shelf in our campground, but this would be great!

Awesome!!! Something all the SP should have. I’ve had book exchanges that were a big hit at Keys SP’s.

I love those! I saw it on many Carabean islands!

Can I donate books? I'm coming down there tomorrow, I'll throw some in the car. Terrific idea!!

Where can the lending library be found in the park?

Do you need books?

Kids books world be great if anyone has any

Great idea!!!


Looks great! Ki Cross

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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park Inc. would like to invite you to their annual meeting. This meeting is open to all board members, general and honorary members, and the public. PLEASE JOIN US: Date: February 25, 2019 Time: 10:30 am Location: Bahia Honda State...

Bake Sale!!

Bake Sale!!

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park will be holding a Bake sale and chance drawings on Saturday, March 2 from 10-2 at Big Pine Key Plaza by Winn Dixie! Lots of great baked goods and auction items.