About the Savannas
The St. Lucie County Parks & Recreation Department and its staff welcome you to the Savannas Campground and Recreation Area. The Savannas is an outdoor recreation area which provides camping, boating, fishing, and picnic facilities. Visit the Trading Post, an original “Cracker House” that was relocated to the site and restored for use as an office. The structure is estimated to have been built sometime between 1890 and 1912. Come sit on the wraparound porch and watch the waters of the Savannas and the extensive wildlife. Covering 550 acres and five distinct biological communities, the Savannas provides access to pine flatwoods, wet prairie, marsh, lake, and scrub habitats. Due to the unique biological and geographical features, the Savannas received “Reserve” status by the Florida Legislature in 1978. The Savannas is perhaps the most unique wilderness area in Florida.
The Savannas is open year round for camping as well as public recreational use 7 days per week. Public access is available from sunrise to sunset and includes access to fishing, canoe/kayak rentals, the dog park, and
Camping registration, canoe/kayak rentals, and pavilion rentals can be made by visiting the Office, or by calling (772) 464-7855, during regular business hours.
Three types of campsites are available:
- Full Hookup Sites (water, sewer, and electric)
- Unimproved Sites (tents only – no electricity)
- Tent sites are on a first come, first served basis
- Youth Group Primitive Sites (youth groups only – no individual rentals)
Amenities available to Savannas campers include:
- Hot showers
- Public restrooms
- Picnic pavilions and tables
- WiFi (for registered guests only)
- Fire rings at each site
- Large community fire rings for groups
- Laundry facilities
RV and Youth Campsites
Canoes & Kayaks
Canoes and kayaks are available for rent between 8:30am and 4:30pm daily.
Palm Island Pavilion
Palm Island is a private rental area that boasts a 60’x40’ pavilion with concrete floors, picnic tables, and benches. There are men’s and women’s restroom facilities and an attached kitchenette. There is water access for kayaking or fishing, a fire ring for campfires, and a grill for cooking.
This area is available year round for daily and overnight rentals for your family or business gathering needs!
Passive Recreation Activities
Wildlife such as Gopher Tortoises, alligators, hawks, Sandhill Cranes, eagles, egrets, otters, turtles, and many other species can be found living and breeding at the Savannas year round.
Enjoy our Dog Park with your best friend!
Walk or bike our nature trail!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!