Anclote River Park
Anclote River Park extends for three tenths of a mile along the north bank of the Anclote River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico - an area of 31 acres. At the north tip of the park a six lane boat ramp provides power boat access to the river and gulf. It is one of the busiest boat ramp sites in Pasco County. The boat ramp and its associated parking area is open 24 hours a day.

Near the boat ramp area a dock is provided for access by kayaks and canoes. Or,if you prefer launching from a beach, you can put your paddlecraft in at the beach area near the picnic shelter located in the south part of the park.

Whether by power boat or kayak, Anclote River Park is one of the best water access points for striking out to explore the Tarpon Sponge docks about two miles up the Anclote River, or Anclote Key Preserve State Park, located three miles due west in the Gulf of Mexico.

Swimmers anjd sunbathers will enjoy over 200 fee of white sand beach fronting the Anclote River, conveniently located near restrooms and a large picnic pavilion. There is frequently a food or ice cream concession parked between the beach and the boat ramp parking area. Other amenities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and children's playground. Picnic shelters must be reserved in advance for events.

Bikers will enjoy using a spur multi-use trail that extends to Anclote River Park from the Coast Anclote Trail which runs south from Key Vista Nature Park to Anclote Boulevard.
Activities & Facilities
PlaygroundPicnic shelterDogs allowedShort hiking trailsPaved bike trailsSwimmingOpen gulf kayakingRiver or lake kayakingMotor boatingFishing

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