|Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Charlotte County, Florida, United States|
|Nearest city||Boca Grande, Florida|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area is a state park in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located on a stretch of Don Pedro Island, a 129-acre (0.52 km2) barrier island lying across the Intracoastal Waterway from Placida in Charlotte County, between Palm Island and Little Gasparilla Island. The park has mangrove forests, dunes and white beaches. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, shelling and viewing nature. Among the wildlife of the park are loggerhead turtles. Amenities include beaches, docks, and picnic areas as well as guided nature talks and walks. The park is only accessible by boat and is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round. The easiest way to get there is Palm Island Transit. The location of the Palm Island Transit is 2000 Panama Boulevard, Englewood, Florida.