Washington Oak Garden State Park sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River and protects 425 acres of coastal landscape on Interstate Highway A1A in Palm Coast, Florida. The park’s eastern boundary is one of coquina rock on the Atlantic Ocean, with picturesque rocky beaches.
The center of the park is made up of coastal bushes, transformed into lush hammocks, and the towering oak, walnut and magnolia trees provide shade. Bordering the hammocks are the beautiful wetlands of the Matanzas River.
Inside the hammock is a formal garden covering 20 acres, a great place to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature. Yang’s winter hideout was built here. The buildings and gardens of Washington’s Oaks Historic District are part of Younger’s heritage.
In the garden, you can leisurely stroll in the meandering and reflective pond, protected by picturesque oak hammocks. Washington Oaks is also known for its unique Coquina rocky coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. This ancient rock formation is a great place for beach combing, tide pool exploration, and photography. V.
You can picnic and fish on the beaches and dams along the Matanzas River on the western edge of the park. Several short circuits offer opportunities for hiking and biking, and the visitor center allows you to learn about the park’s natural and cultural resources. Washington Oaks hosts numerous events annually, including Earth Day celebrations, garden vacations, and saltwater fishing clinics. The “Garden and History Walk” on the first Friday and the “Plant Sales” on the second Saturday provide the community with a consistent plan each month. Whether it’s hiking, bird watching, fishing, walking or a day at the beach, Washington Oak Park has something for everyone to enjoy.
Calendar of events: http://www.washingtonoaks.org/events.html