We'll send updates for Project Days and Open House events throughout year.

             Volunteer Work Day: Jan 19, 2019




Come out and join us for our next

Volunteer Work Day: March 30, 2019 

(If we do not have a volunteer application on file for you - you MUST fill one out and submit it before the day of the event.)





  Saturday, February 9, 2019 ~ That was another successful day! We had almost 200 people come out to climb and enjoy the beautiful day.


  Saturday, April 20, 2019

We will have memorabilia for sale, membership and volunteer information, as well as the Memorial Brick order forms. 

If you have never climbed, it is worth the trip! Open to all ages, but be aware this involves 127 STEEP stairs.

If you have your own boat pull up as close as possible to the island, DO NOT use the dock. We hope to see you there.

We highly recommend that you WEAR CLOSE TOED SHOES.

No bare feet or flip-flops, as the boardwalk and pathways may be challenging.


Volunteers are always needed.

Please help us be able to open the lighthouse more often. Come and join us! 


(More pictures are on the Volunteer page)

Please join us! 

We have meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, which is open to everyone. We meet at the Tarpon Springs Public Library at 7:00 pm. 

We also meet from time-to-time out on Anclote Key to help the Ranger with volunteer projects. Volunteers are needed for environmental work, membership drives, and special events that bring information about our favorite island to the public. 

The Friends of Anclote Key State Park & Lighthouse is volunteer organization that supports the park. It is a Citizens Support Organization (CSO) designated by the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). 

The Park

Anclote Key State Park is actually a chain of islands located in the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Anclote River. It consists of Anclote Key, Three Rooker Island, and the North Sandbar. Anclote Key is 440-acre nature preserve. Three Rooker is a bird sanctuary. 

Because these two areas are nature preserves, no dogs are allowed. The North Sandbar is small sandy spit where Fido is welcome. 

For all of these areas you are encouraged to leave them as you found them. Take your trash with you and help us preserve these water wonderlands for future generations.


Upcoming events

30 Mar 2019 8:00 AM • Anclote Key State Park

Florida Lighthouse Association

The fence is in place, and ready for visitors!

        THANK YOU! 

Grants funded with Lighthouse License Plate Funds - get yours today!

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