Storm update: Anastasia State Park is open and will resume full operation effective today, August 31.



Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, there is a small admission fee to the state park. Anastasia State park admission fees: 

$8.00 per vehicle. (Limit 2-8 people per vehicle).

$4.00 per single-occupant vehicle.

$2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers or passengers holding an Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Additional fees are associated with watercraft and beach rentals.

No, we do not offer jet ski rentals. Motorized watercraft are not permitted.

Yes, Salt Run is a public launching site; however, all watercraft must be non-motorized and USCG approved. 

  • At least one person (in your group) renting any of our watercraft must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Watercraft and equipment rentals end one hour before closing. Closing times vary with the season.
  • We accept online reservations up to 24 hours in advance. The day of, equipment is rented on a first come, first served basis.
  • Watercraft rented from Anastasia Watersports must have a Type I, II, or III PFD (lifejacket). These are provided with your rental.
  • All children under the age of six must wear a PFD at all times while on the water.
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must be able to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device (PFD).
  • Must be able to walk short distances, up to 50 feet over uneven, sandy and wet terrain, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to enter/exit the watercraft independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must be able to remain seated, maneuver and balance independently in the watercraft, using adaptive support if necessary.
  • At least one person must be able to move the watercraft through the water in a stable manner and return the watercraft back to the shoreline or designated area.
  • Must have the ability to reach safety if in distress, either independently or with the assistance of a companion.

In the event of a capsize:

  • Must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft independently.
  • Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.

Absolutely not! 

Anyone can participate in any of the watersports, with the exception of the Aqua Finn sailboats – previous experience is required. 

As a matter of fact, many of our guests are beginners and Salt Run is an easy waterway to navigate. Our staff will ensure that you are familiar with the operation of your watercraft before you head out.

You should wear a bathing suit, hat, water-shoes, and anything else you feel comfortable wearing in the sun. Don’t forget to wear sunblock! We provide all the equipment you will need, including the watercraft, life jacket and paddles. We recommend bringing a towel and a change of clothes if you are staying in the park.

When you rent a watercraft, we will ask for your driver’s license as a security deposit. Before you embark, we will let you know approximately what time to be back based on how long you want to spend on the water, but it is up to you to keep track of time. 

Once you return, you will pay for the length of time you were on the water (payment is by the hour). 

We accept all major credit cards.

Salt Run is a haven for both sea creatures and wildlife. At any point, you may experience a variety of crabs, fish, birds, and sea turtles. Our guests have even reported seeing an occasional dolphin or manatee.

No, you must stay in your watercraft at all times. You also may not beach your watercraft during your outing, because of the sharp ocean floor oysters that have the potential to cut you. 

If you would like to swim, check out Anastasia’s four miles of picturesque beach just half a mile up the road.

You may change the time/date your reservation by calling
904-460-9111 or by emailing [email protected].

You may cancel your reservation by calling
904-460-9111 or by emailing [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of your reserved time.

We are open weather permitting, and because the safety of our guests is our first priority, we will not rent to you during severe weather conditions.

For the safety of other guests, pets are not allowed on our vessels with the exception of service animals.