Come to Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th and join the Egmont Key Alliance "Discover the Island" fundraiser while you enjoy one of Tampa Bay’s gems!
The 157-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages.
See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on our self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be children’s games, a silent auction each day and a viewing of the lighthouse. This year we will have live birds of prey from Boyd Hill Nature preserve on Saturday only. Live music will be by singers performing period music and sea shanties.
Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 am to 2pm, with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 pm.
Ferry ticket prices: Adults $18, Youth 6-11 $9, and Children 5 and under are free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more adults. Tickets can be purchased at the ferry departure site at the Bay Pier parking lot. Follow the brown ferry signs to the location.
Discover The Island is the 18th annual fundraiser for the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Citizen Support Organization of Egmont Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. To get more information please go to www.EgmontKey.info. If you still need additional information, call 813-361-7563