Take a break from the city and enjoy a day in a quiet natural oasis. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park lies between the intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean off Sunrise Blvd. This small state park allows you to wander among the tropical hammocks, paddle your canoe or kayak into the moat within the park, and go for a swim at the guarded beach. The park's access to the beach is via a pedestrian tunnel under A1A. If you prefer a quieter more natural experience over the busier Ft. Lauderdale beach, then this park may be the perfect getaway for you. Bring your bike and enjoy a paved ride thru the park on a dedicated trail or walk along two short nature trails. The visitor center was the former home of the park's namesake, Hugh Taylor Birch and it contains exhibits about the area.
Entrance fees are $6.00 per vehicle. $4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. Playgrounds and pavilions are available for use, pavilions may be reserved for a fee. Camping sites are available at both a primitive campsite and a Youth camping site with cabins, kitchen and dining hall. Canoe rentals are available on the largest of the park's coastal dune lakes. Kayaks may also be rented and used either in the ocean or the lagoon.