Deer Lake Coastal Dune Lake
Deer Lake is one of the rare coastal lakes along Florida's Panhandle that outflows into the Gulf of Mexico. This phenomena creates a river that connects the lake with the Gulf mixing the waters and habitats.
Deer Lake has a small parking area with a trail that offers visitors a hike through natural Florida habitats.
Explore the trail and find magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks as well as more rare plants like the spoonflower, pitcher plants, and Curtiss' sand grass within the park. There are also plenty of other wildflowers to add color to this attractive state park.
Boardwalk across the dunes to access the beach
This park features a long boardwalk that stretches across the gorgeous coastal dunes.
Deer Lake State Park Beach
The beachfront is the pristine aspect of this park with a natural habitat, tall dunes, and soft sands.