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Bald Point - Accessible Amenities

Bald Point State Park is committed to providing accessible amenities to all park visitors.  These amenities include:

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Bald Point - Beach

Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches. Sunrise beach and North End beach both have mobi-mat access.  A beach wheelchair is available, reservations can be made by calling the park office at 850-349-9146.  Accessible picnic pavilions are located at Sunrise beach, North End beach and Maritime Hammock beach.  Grills and restrooms are also available. Please, NO pets on the beach.

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Bald Point - Bicycling

Bike areas are provided.  Helmets are highly recommended for all cyclists and Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.

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Bald Point - Camping Primitive

There is one paddle/boat in primitive campsite available on Chaires Creek.  For reservations, please call the park at 850-349-9146 or Ochlockonee River State Park at 850-962-2771.

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Bald Point - Canoe Kayak Launch

A canoe launch is available on Tucker Lake. Take Range Road for access to a dirt service road 200 yards west of the Chaires Creek Bridge on the right as you drive east on Range Road.

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Bald Point - Canoeing and Kayaking

Visitors enjoy canoeing on Chaires Creek and Tucker Lake, a large brackish lake connected to the Ochlockonee Bay by way of Chaires Creek. To explore the extensive tidal creek system, it is a short paddle to Chaires Creek from the Tucker Lake canoe/kayak launch. To access the canoe and kayak launch take the last dirt service road on the right off of Range Road 200 yards west of the Chaires Creek Bridge. The dirt parking area at the launch site can accommodate 12 vehicles during dry conditions. The launch area is a flat sandy area where vehicles can unload canoes and kayaks near the waters edge.

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Bald Point - Fishing

At Bald Point’s North End and Sunrise entrances, surf fishing and wading out to oyster bars is a popular pastime.

There is also a small fishing pier, with mobi-mat access, located in the park where Bald Point Road terminates at Ochlockonee Bay. This is located in the area known as the North End Entrance. Among the varieties of saltwater fish found in the brackish tidal waterway are redfish, trout, flounder and mackerel.

Visitors may fish on the bridge over tidal Chaires Creek off of Range Road, and in Tucker Lake, by canoe or kayak. Sea trout, red fish, flounder and sheepshead are common catches. This is also an excellent area to cast net for mullet or to catch blue crabs.

 

All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.  A fishing license may be required.  More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.

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Bald Point - Geo-Seeking

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

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Bald Point - Hiking Nature Trail

The park offers over 18 miles of multi-use trails. 

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Bald Point - Picnicking

All three beach access points have accessible picnic pavilions with picnic tables and standing grills that are close to the beach. Restrooms are nearby. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

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Bald Point - Shower Station

Outdoor showers are available at the Maritime Hammock beach access and accessible shower station at Sunrise Beach.    

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Bald Point - Swimming

Swimming and sunbathing are popular activities on the sandy beaches. Lifeguards are not provided.

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Bald Point - Wildlife Viewing

Birders can observe many varieties of nesting and migrating birds at Bald Point. These include shorebirds along the beach, warblers in the maritime oak hammocks, wading birds, and birds of prey in and around the marsh areas.  There is an accessible boardwalk and observation deck overlooking the marsh near North End beach.