Join Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks Today!

Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks exists to champion our region’s State Parks, and we need friends like you.

The Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks is a 501(C)3 non profit organization whose goal is to improve and enhance the guests experience through services, improved facilities and interpretive programs. All funds generated through donations, membership dues, and services offered at the park go directly to support Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou and Henderson Beach State Park. These funds are used to make park improvements and repairs such as building projects, educational programs, equipment purchases, and interpretive displays to create an amazing experience for residents and visitors at both parks. All membership contributions are tax deductible. Thank you for your interest in possibly becoming a member of our growing organization.

Our community of members are integral to our success on behalf of Rocky Bayou and Henderson Beach State Parks’ diverse coastal wildlife and habitats. When you join or renew your Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks membership, you ensure that vital preservation work can continue. 

Members receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Park passes for more fun in the sun.
  • A subscription to Turtle Tracks, our quarterly newsletter.
  • Complimentary kayak, bicycle and beach chair rentals.
  • Access to fantastic members-only events, and more!

Your contribution will help build the financial foundation of our Friends group and allow us to support park projects and special events for years to come.

Membership Levels

Single Level Membership $25

Receive six (6) complimentary entries for Henderson Beach or Rocky Bayou State Park

One (1) Half Day Beach Chair and Umbrella Rental (From 1:00pm-5:00pm) at Henderson

One (1) Half Day Kayak/Paddle Board Rental at Rocky Bayou State Park

20% Discount off Gift Shop Purchase from either Park

Invitation to Members only Events

Quarterly Newsletters

Family Level Membership $50

Receive eight (8) complimentary entries for Henderson Beach or Rocky Bayou State Park

One (1) Half Day Beach Chair and Umbrella Rental (From 1:00pm-5:00pm) at Henderson

Two (2) Half Day Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals

20% Discount off Gift Shop Purchase from either park

Invitation to Members Only Events

Quarterly Newsletters

Patron Level Membership $100

Receive twelve (12) complimentary entries for Henderson Beach or Rocky Bayou State Park

Two (2) Half Day Beach Chair and Umbrella Rentals (From 1:00pm-5:00pm) at Henderson

Two (2) Full Day Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals

25% Discount off Gift Shop purchase from either park

Invitation to Members Only Events

Quarterly Newsletters

Corporate Level Membership $250

Receive sixteen (16) complimentary entries for Henderson Beach or Rocky Bayou State Park

Four (4) Half Day Beach Chair and Umbrella Rentals (From 1:00pm-5:00pm) at Henderson

Four (4)Half Day Kayak/Paddle Board Rental

25% Discount off Gift Shop purchase from either park

Invitation to Members Only Events

Quarterly Newsletters

Private Ranger Tour (up to 10 guests)

Corporate Logo Partnership on Website

Promoted on Turtle Tracks Newsletter

Platinum Level Membership $500

Receive sixteen (16) complimentary entries for Henderson Beach or Rocky Bayou State Park

Five (5) Half Day Beach Chair and Umbrella Rentals (From 1:00pm-5:00pm) at Henderson

Five (5) Half Day Kayak/Paddle Board Rental

25% Discount off Gift Shop purchase from either park

Invitation to Members Only Events

Quarterly Newsletters

Private Ranger Tour (up to 10 guests)

Platinum Logo Partnership on Website

Promoted on Turtle Tracks Newsletter

Complementary Pavilion Rental

Join Today

Membership Options

Join online or mail forms to:

Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks

17000 Emerald Coast Parkway

Destin, FL 32541