Preserve Center Accommodations

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center, 3915 State Rd. 30A, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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The St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center provides support and overnight accommodations to individuals conducting research, education, resource management and other projects consistent with the goals and objectives of the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserves and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The following provides information on facilities, usage and reservations.



ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Two Dorm-Style Rooms: Room 1 has 1 queen size bed,  8 single beds(4 bunk beds), desks, and a bathroom with tub/shower.  Room 7 has 2 double beds, 6 single beds( 4 single beds and 1 bunk bed), desks, and a bathroom with tub/shower.
  • Room 6 has 2 double beds, a desk, and a bathroom with tub/shower.
  • Guest Laundry in Room 2 has a Washer and Dryer. Guests provide their own laundry supplies.  No coins needed.
  • Guest Kitchen in Room 5 has a dining table with 4 chairs, refrigerator with freezer, stove, oven, sink, microwave, coffeepot, and kitchenware.
  • Lodge has Wi-Fi internet access, 2 restrooms, 61 person capacity for meetings, meeting tables and chairs, and a lounge area with sofa and armchairs. The Lodge is always open when there are overnight guests.
  • Lodge Kitchen has 2 refrigerator/freezers, 2 stoves, 2 ovens, 2 sinks, 1 microwave, dishwasher, coffeepot and kitchenware. The Lodge kitchen is always open when there are overnight guests.

 

Room One
Room Seven
Room Six
Room Five and Room Two
Lodge Kitchen
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FACILITY USE & GUIDELINES*

  • Guests must bring their own towels and bed linens including pillows.
  • Please leave rooms in the condition you found them or better.
  • Cleaning supplies are available in the Guest Kitchen, Room 5.
  • All food and beverages must be removed from the premises upon departure.
  • All trash must be removed to the dumpster in the parking area.
  • All dishes and cookware should be washed and stored properly.
  • Turn off lights and air conditioning, and close blinds upon departure.

*Failure to comply with these guidelines may revoke future reservations at the Preserve Center facilities.

DONATIONS

The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc., a non-profit citizen support organization for the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and the St. Joseph Bay State Aquatic Preserve, facilitates the operation of the Preserves Center accommodations. Our overnight facilities are available to eligible individuals and groups conducting research. Donations (tax deductible) are accepted to help offset the costs associated with maintenance and operation of the facilities.

  • Student: $10 per night
  • Non-student: $15 per night
  • Donations will automatically initiate membership to the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
  • Make Check to:  Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
  • Mailing Address:
    • Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
      3915 State Road 30-A
      Port St. Joe, FL 32456

RESERVATIONS

  • Reservations must be made at least one week in advance and approved by the Buffer Preserve Manager.
  • Space is available on a first-reserve, first-serve basis.
  • Please provide a minimum of 2 days notice should you need to cancel your reservation.
  • Before making a reservation, please review the Facility Use & Maintenance Guidelines.
  • Note: A combination to access the facilities can be obtained prior to arrival should overnight guests arrive before or after regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST).
  • To make a reservation, please call the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserves Center at 850-229-1787, Ext. 1.
  • In order to better accommodate our guests, we ask that you please submit a Guest Registration Form prior to your arrival. Return completed forms via e-mail to Sandra Chafin (Sandra.Chafin@dep.state.fl.us) or fax (850-229-1797).

 

A Citizen Support Organization established to protect and preserve one of the most ecologically significant areas in the Southeastern United States