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Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park is located on an island between St Josephâ€™s Sound and the Gulf of Mexico across from the Palm Harbor area in Pinellas County, Florida. Said to be a great habitat for Osprey.
 Notable Species
The Florida State Parks webpage for Honeymoon Island State Park says the park is home to the Osprey, Snowy Egret, species of Oyster Catcher, Snowy Plover, Least Tern, Roseate Spoonbill, and Great Blue Heron among others that may be found in the area.
Birds you can see here include:
 Other Wildlife
Other wildlife might also include the Gopher Tortoise and Armadillo, according to the Florida State Parks.
 Site Information
 History and Use
An island once inhabited, by Native Americans of the Tocobago tribe who lived of the marine life of the surrounding Gulf of Mexico. In the 1930â€™s it was purchased and developed as a honeymoon destination with the construction of cottages for that purpose. Then with the advent of World War II, it began to be utilized for the war effort in various forms. Subsequent to all that, it went through various attempts at use before ultimately becoming what it is today.
 Areas of Interest
According to the Florida State Parks webpage for Honeymoon Island State Park, there are a number of amenities and opportunities present.
Of particular interest to birders might be hiking what they say is one of a decreasing number of South Florida, virgin, slash pine stands along the 2.5-mile Osprey Trail.
 Access and Facilities
Access to the park can be had by taking Causeway Boulevard off Bayshore Boulevard in Palm Harbor, Florida.
 Contact Details
1 Causeway Blvd.
 Recommended Citation
 External Links
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