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Friends of sebastian inlet state park, inc 


The Friends Sebastian Inlet State Park are here to be just that a friend. We lend a hand to the Sebastian Inlet State Park when they are in need, whether it's funding some much needed equipment or buying more bike racks for different areas through out the park.  We are here to help.

Our Park

The Sebastian Inlet State Park is full of adventures. You can walk the beach or venture down the bike trails. There is so much wild life you can see here at the Sebastian Inlet; Manatees, sea turtles, and so many different kinds of birds. You can learn more about the park by visiting


If you want to join the team and see what volunteer opportunities are available at Sebastian Inlet State Park go to

March, 2024 photo contest winner!!!

This beautiful photo of a Wood Stork taken by Stephen Shoff.

Stephen Shoff is an amateur photographer from Sequim, WA... way out on the Olympic Peninsula of northwestern Washington State, about as from the Florida east coast as you can get in the continental US. Several members of their local photo club were on a long trip photographing Florida's wonderful birds along the east coast and were spending several days in Sebastian. They visited Sebastian Inlet several times during their stay. This photo was taken in late February during an evening excursion to catch a sunset. It was taken at the fish cleaning station in the south section of the park. Stephen liked this image in particular because he would rather be a landscape photographer than a bird photographer. This was a great opportunity to do both.

It demonstrates our beautiful landscape as well as a magnificent juvenile Wood Stork. Wood Storks are wading birds that can be found in southeastern swamps and wetlands. Wood Storks have primarily white feathers with black flight feathers on the edges of its wings and tail. The head and neck are bare and of a dark gray color. Juveniles are differentiated by their scraggly feathers on its head and neck. These wading birds slowly walk through wetlands with their bill down in the water feeding on fish and crustaceans. They are often found roosting and nesting in colonies in trees above standing water. These colonies are often times seen on the south side of Sebastian Inlet as just one of the species of birds that you can see here.

Upcoming events

FSISP Board Meetings Every 4th Wednesday of the Month*

* Excluding June, July, August, and December



  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 3:39 PM | Ashley Petschow (Administrator)

    Wayne Bushnell, President of FSISP, was recognized as Volunteer of the Month by our District!

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:09 PM | Ashley Petschow (Administrator)

    Night Sounds will be starting at 6PM on Saturday the 16th!

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 9:51 AM | Ashley Petschow (Administrator)

    Night sounds has been canceled

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:00 AM | Ashley Petschow (Administrator)

    North Jetty closed Friday (11/12) from 9am until 11am for routine maintenance.

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 11:02 AM | Ashley Petschow (Administrator)

    One of Sebastian Inlet State Park’s rangers, William Major, was recognized by the FPS Division as the 2020 Top Burner of the Year for District 3.  The top Burner Awards are awarded annually by park district to staff who participated in the most Florida State Park prescribed burns.  Congratulations, William and great job!

  • Friday, January 01, 2021 11:00 AM | Ashley Petschow (Administrator)

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