Anclote River Park

Location

1119 Baillies Bluff Rd.
Holiday, FL 34691
(727) 938-2598 Maintenance Office

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk; Boat trailer overnight parking is open 24 hours

Park Information

This beautiful and serene park setting offers 300' of swimming area on the Gulf of Mexico and picnic areas, playgrounds, designated fishing and boating area, large boat ramp and the park is known for its Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

This is a great place to bask in the sun, take a swim, cast a line and do some fishing, or launch your boat and set sail for a day on the Gulf. Keep your eyes open for the dolphins, fish, crabs and sea turtles passing by. Follow the channel out and head south toward Anclote Key Island, which is a State Park located just 3.5 miles south and you can camp overnight right on the island.

To reserve a shelter for weekdays only, you can reserve it on line ($2.00 convenience fee applies) or pay at one of the following three sites with check, cash or credit card (no convenience fees apply):

*Land O Lakes Recreation Complex, 3033 Collier Pkwy., Land O Lakes
*Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
*J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday

We do not take reservations for weekends, it is on a first come first serve basis.

Amenities

  • 31 Acres
  • Canoe/Kayak Access
  • Swimming - Gulf Access
  • Volleyball Court
  • Picnic Area/Shelters/Pavilions
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Boat Ramp/Dock
  • Playground
  • Historical Marker
  • Fishing Access
  • Open Space
  • Restrooms

Fees

There is a $5.00 per day boat launch fee. You can park overnight at the boat ramp for up to a maximum of 10 days. Use exact change at the boat parking pay machine to avoid being overcharged, as it will not provide any change, however, you can also use a credit card.

Annual Boat Permits are available for $50.00 (Pasco County Residents) and can only be purchased at the following sites:

  • J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday, (727) 942-7439
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson, (727) 861-3033

You will need your Driver License, license plate number of the vehicle towing the boat and your payment in cash, check or credit card.

Anclote Boat Ramps
Please read and obey the Parking Regulations (PDF).

Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder

Painted Rock Rules (PDF)