St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserves Center
The St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center provides facilities 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.
For further information, or to make a reservation, please contact the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserves at (850)229-1787.
Guests must bring their own towels and bed linens.
Two Dorm-Style Rooms: Sleeps up to 7 with a combination of single/bunk and double beds, desks and single bathroom/shower. Photos below show layout of one dorm.
Three Single-Style Rooms: Sleeps up to 4 with combination of single/bunk and double beds, desk and single bathroom/shower.
Guest Laundry, Room 2: Washer and Dryer (guests must provide their own laundry supplies).
Guest Kitchen, Room 5: 6 person dining table, refrigerator with freezer, stove, oven, sink, microwave, coffeepot and kitchenware.
Lodge: Wi-Fi Internet access, 2 restrooms, 61 person capacity.
Lodge Kitchen: Refrigerator with freezer, 2 stoves, 2 ovens, 2 sinks, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, coffeepot and kitchenware.
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 and volunteer projects. 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. Please see About SJBP for details on membership and benefits.
Make Check to:
Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
Friends of St. Joseph Bay
FACILITY USE & MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES*
*Failure to comply with these guidelines may revoke future reservations at the Preserves Center facilities.
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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).
To make a reservation, please call the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer and Aquatic Preserves Center at (850)229-1787.
In order to better accommodate our guests, we ask that you please submit a Guest Registration Form (opens in new window) prior to your arrival. Return completed forms via e-mail to Sandra Chafin or fax (850-229-1797).