Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park
Notice: Due to increased operational costs, there will be a fee increase to boat trailer parking and pavilion / shelter rentals beginning October 1, 2021.
Fees will be as follows:
Boat Trailer Parking:
$10 / Day
$75 / Annual Pass (Resident)
$100 / Annual Pass (Non-Resident)
6345 Clark St.
Hudson, FL 34667-1376
Hours of Operation
Park is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk; boat ramp and trailer parking is open 24 hours a day; south parking lot is open until midnight.
This community park consists of 6 acres located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The beach frontage is about 1,900’ and the swimming area is 200’. The south Hudson beach frontage is 290’ with fishing access. You can watch the most gorgeous sunsets right from the beach, boardwalk, lawn swings, or the observation area above the pavilion. The parking gets very overcrowded because so many people come out to relax and enjoy the view or grab a bite to eat at Sam’s On the Beach or Inn on the Gulf Restaurants, which are both located right on the property.
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 and visit one of our other parks at Anclote River Park which also has a boat ramp and beach area. Anclote Key Island is a State Park located just 3.5 miles south of Anclote River Park and you can camp overnight right on the island. View the Anclote Key Preserve State Park website.
Plan a family picnic, birthday party or even plan a wedding right on the beach. There are picnic tables and charcoal grills for the public to use as well as water fountains, pedestal shower, benches, two large swings and of course a playground for the young children to enjoy.
Boating: There is a boat ramp at the beginning of the park with 33 paved parking spaces. The boat dock is 220’ with 8 boat slips. You can launch your power boats, jet-skis, canoe or kayaks from the boat ramp area.
- 6 Acres
- Fishing Access
- Picnic Area/Shelters/Pavilion
- Boat Ramp/Dock
- Canoe/Kayak Access
- Benches and Swings
- Beach/Swim Area
- Restaurants on Property
Resident Pass: $50.00
Non-Resident Pass: $75.00
Annual passes are good for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be used at both boat ramps. The passes are not good at any other Counties other than Pasco County. You will need your Driver License, Plate number for your boat trailer and your payment in cash, check or credit card. We are now accepting credit cards at the two recreation complexes listed below for the boat launch pass.
- Veterans Memorial Park
14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
- J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex
2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday
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.
Note: At this time, daily passes can only be purchased with debit/credit cards. NO CASH will be accepted.
No reservations are necessary for the shelters or pavilion. They are available on a first-come first-served basis.